THE SYMBOLISM OF WATER IN ANCIENT EAST JAVANESE ART – TAASA Review December 2008
Lydia Kievan "King Dasawaktra was tranquil and enthralled at such a lovely sight [enhanced by] water bubbling from the springs; moreover, all the hermits came out to welcome him offering betel leaves and nuts, and water to drink as well." Krishnayana Reliefs, Main Temple, Candi Panataran, mid 14th Century.
Depiction of hermits near a holy water-place Tirtha.
Photo: Lydia Kievan T his verse is taken from the Old Javanese poem Arjunawijaya (Canto 10:22; Supomo 1977 II: 204), composed by the poet Mpu Tantular in the 14th century...