Bandung Bondowoso and Roro Jonggrang
Once, there was a beautiful javanese princess whose name Roro jonggrang. Roro jonggrang whose beauty of Prabu Baka, an evil king.
One day, a handsome young man with super natural power, named Bandung Bondowoso, defeated and killed Prabu Baka. On seeing Princess Roro Jonggrang’s beauty, Bandung Bondowoso fell in love and wanted to marry her.
Meanwhile, princess roro jonggrang felt sad due to the death of her father. She did not want to marry bandung because he had killed her father. But she was also afraid of bandung. So to refuse politely, she mad b condition. ” I will marry you but you have to build one thousand temples in one night as a wedding gift.” request roro jonggrang. Bandung agreed with this condition.
Helped by the spirits of demons, bandung bondowoso started building the temples. Approaching midnight, the work was nearly done. Roro jonggrang knew and thought, “what shall I do? Bandung smarter than me. I will lose against bandung.”
Suddenly she got an idea. She woke up all women in the palace and ordered them to make noisy sound of grinding rice so that the roosters would think it had already dawn.
Bandung bondowoso got frustrated because he fail to complete the thousandth temple. “the princess has deceived me!” followin his anger, he cursed roro jonggrang, “you have created me. Now, the thousandth temple is yo!”
At once, the princess turned into a statue. Knowing this, bandung bondowoso regretted this and he went away into a far land. From then, people called the temple prambanan temple and the princess statue, roro jonggrang statue