Candi Pawon

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Pawon (known locally as Candi Pawon) is a Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia. Located neatly between two other Buddhist temples, Borobudur (1.75 km (1 mi) to the northeast) and Mendut (1.15 km (1 mi) to the southwest), Pawon is a strongly related with the other two temples, all of which were built during the Sailendra dynasty (eight–ninth centuries).

The original name of this Buddhist shrine is uncertain. Pawon literary means "kitchen" in Javanese language, which is derived from the root word awu or dust. Local people name this temple as "Bajranalan" based on the name of the village. Bajranalan is derived from the sanskirt word Vajra (thunder or also a Buddhist ceremonial tool) and Anala (fire, flame).

The outer wall of Pawon is carved with reliefs of boddhisattvas and taras. There is also reliefs of kalpataru (tree of life), flanked between Kinnara-Kinnari. The square chamber inside is empty.