Compare And Contrast Borobodur And The Dome Of The Rock

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Borobodur and dome of the rock have many things in common, including the factor of being both centrally planned. Although the reasons are distinctively different they are both for religious purposes. Borobodur being an important Buddhist temple, was constructed with the same idea as the conic shape of a stupa. The shape reminds us of a mandala, also important to Buddhists : The eternal cycle of life. On another side, the dome of the rock has a great significance to Muslims and Jews, for its rock. The dome and the building are centrally planned around the mystical rock, where according to Muslims the Islamic prophet Muhammad ascended to Heaven, with Gabriel the angel. and according to jews the rock is the sacred place where Abraham prepared
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