Mount Merapi Eruption Move Ancient Mataram Kingdom to East Java

NUSADAILY.COM – Of the many catastrophic events that have been fallen Indonesia Mahapralaya (great disaster), the eruption of Mount Merapi is the most devastating. The eruption destroyed Java. This terrible disaster is believed to occur in the range of 800’s. Some even mentioned the eruption at that time to make the Kingdom of Ancient Mataram had to move to East Java.

It is said that at that time there was a great natural disaster that made Central Java ravaged, the event that occurred was an earthquake followed by a devastating tsunami, and the eruption of Mount Merapi that made Java Island destroyed. While other theories say there was a big war so that the triumph of Ancient Mataram in Central Java collapsed.

There are some evidences that can be used as a reference. One of them, the inscription ‘Calcuta Stone’ which is said that at that time all of Java was like a sea that was shaken and whitened like milk. Some geologists and volcanoes are interpreted as volcanic ash deposits that are widespread due to the eruption of Mount Merapi.

There is also the opinion, the purpose of the word whitened written in the inscription is the fragment of the destruction of the island of Java because of megathrust shocks are very large. So anything remains for the story. The second proof is the condition of Borobudur Temple which has been reported missing for more than a century.

When found, the condition was destroyed, many stupas were destroyed, and covered with very thick dust. Not much different from Borobudur, Prambanan also collapsed irregularly and was almost flat to the ground. (aka)

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