Rara jonggrang is a legend or a popular folklore from central java and jogjakarta, Indonesia. This folklore told about a love between a prince and princess with ended with cursed the princess because she used a trick. This folklore also described about the beginning of sewu temple, prambanan temple, ratu baka's palace, and durga goodless's statue that found in inside of prambanan temple.
Once upon a time, there were 2 kingdom in east java which neighborhood, pengging kingdom and baka kingdom. Pengging kingdom is a welfare kingdom who led by a wise king, Damar Maya. He had a boy, Bandung Bondowoso who strong and had a supernatural power. While baka kingdom led by a giant canibal king, baka. Baka king helped by gupala who also a giant and he had a daugther, roro jonggrang.
For enlarge his kingdom and grab pengging kingdom, baka king and his prime minister trained his army and pulled the tax to his peoples for donated his war. After had enough preparation, baka king and his army attacked pengging kingdom. The battle happened on pengging kingdom and there were a lot of people who fell victim in both side. At that war pengging's people were starvation, lost their property, and a lot of them passed away.
To defeated baka king, Damar maya king sent his son, bandung bondowoso to fight against baka king. The fight between both of two were so hard, but then bandung bondowoso could kill baka king. When gupala heard about the death of his king, he runaway to his kingdom, baka.
Soon, bandung bondowoso pursuited gupala until to baka kingdom. On baka kingdom, gupala told about the death of baka king to roro jonggrang and she cried. After baka kingdom grabed, bandung bondowoso entered baka palace and when he saw roro jonggrang for the first time, he fell in love with roro jonggrang. But roro jonggrang refused marriage proposal which tell by bandung bondowoso, but he still force roro jonggrang to married with him.
Finaly, roro jonggrang agreed to married with bandung bondowoso, but she gave two imposible condition to bandung bondowoso. The first condition is, she asked to bandung bondowoso to built a well which named with jalatunda. The second condition is she asked to bandung bondowoso to built a thousand temple. Although this 2 condition is so difficult, but bandung bondowoso agreed.
After he built jalatunda's well with his magical power, roro jonggrang tried to fraud him with asked him to down the well and check it. After bandung bondowoso down to the well, roro jonggrang asked to gupala to closed that well with several stone. But, this trial was failed because bandung bondowoso could go out side the well with his magical power.
To created the second condition, bandung bondowoso meditate and called several demons from the earth. With helped by that several demons, bandung bondowoso could build 999 temple. When heard this, roro jonggrang tried to baffled bandung bondowoso's tried to build a thousand temple. Then, she asked all his servants to hit the rice plant. When heard this, all demons who helped bandung bondowoso runaway because they thought that the morning came and soon the sun is dawn and bandung bondowoso's tried to build a thousand temple failed. When knew that all was a dishonest of roro jonggrang, bandung bondowoso angry and cursed roro jonggrang become a stone and roro jonggrang changed become a stone and completing the last temple