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Sukuh and Cetho Temples

Sukuh Temple
Erotic temple Sukuh or Candi Sukuh  or The temple of Sukuh is one of the many Hindu relic in Central Java. Located on western slope of Mount Lawu, 91`0 meters above the sea level and 7km from Karangpandan. Sukuh was built in the XV century just before Moslem penetrate throughout the island of java. It is also usually called “the most erotic temple in the world. Sukuh has a unique from structure which also shows Indonesia original elements. more prominent rather then mostly Indian temple elements. It is a holy structure of building for Siva religion that in Indonesia is a symbolize by phallus which visualizing in real as a man sex organ. The architecture alone set Sukuh apart. It is a stepped, truncated pyramid, and it looks very like the Mayan temple of Yucatan an Guatemala in central America. The temple is a spiritual monuments with a complete relieves that really enchanting and rare.

Garuda at Sukuh Temple

Cetho Temple
The temple is Located in Gumeng village, Jenawi district in 12 km on the western part of Lawu mountainside. It stands on the hill with beautiful view and surrounded by tea plantation. This temple has its own speciality it is different with any other temple exixted in Central Java. In order to get to this temple, we must go to a high through tea plantation and forest. Cetho Temple is one of Hindu heritage which was build in the end era of Majapahit governance (15th century).

The temple was built on relatively the same year as Sukuh Temple. Location of this temple is in Ceto village, Gumeng village, Jenawi District, Karanganyar Regency, 1400 m above sea level. Nowadays the temple complex is used by local Hindus people as worship place and it is also popular as meditation place for people who believe in Javanese religion/ Kejawen.

Is there missing links with Sumerian and Mayan Civilization?
its still an unsolved mistery that Sukuh and Cetho temples buith in Central Java a very far location from the Sumerian or the Maya at Ammerica and the civilization is not on the same periode, but the achitecture of this temples, Sukuh look like to Mayan Temple and statue in Cetho has the same similar  type with Sumerian relief,  so is there relation between ?  Please visit SUkuh and Cetho Temples to bo witness of this mystery.

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