Sukuh and Cetho Temples
Candi Sukuh The temple 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.
Near the Sukuh Temple we could find the other Hindu temple ob the northern side of Mt. Lawu named Cetho Temple. The temple has the architecture like the temple in Bali where complex the temple that divided by 10 levels.
The special of this temple, are the statues in this temple has sculpted similarly with statue from Sumerian civilization, as statue style that we can not find in the older temples such as Borobudur Temple that built at 8th century or the Prambanan temple that built at 9th century and the other temple in Java
This is may a chance that to sculpture similar in Sumerian sculpture or any unsolved missing link, between two civilization.