Once upon a time in Java Island, especially in Prambanan, there were two Hindu kingdoms. The first was Kraton Boko kingdom, and the second was Pengging kindom. Roro Joanggrang was the princess of Kraton Boko kingdom. She is the daughter of Prabu Boko, the king of Kraton Boko Kingdom.
One day, the Kingdom of Kraton Boko was at war with the Kingdom of Pengging. Prabu Boko was died in that time and killed by the prince of Pengging kindom, named Bandung Bondowoso. In that war Kraton Boko was destroyed, all people there was died, except one beautiful girl, she was Princess Roro Jonggrang. Bandung Bondowoso wasn’t kill Roro Jonggrang, even he felt in love at the first sight, and he wanted to marry her. However, Princess Roro Jonggrang didn’t want to marry Bandung Bondowoso, because he just killed her father. But, it is impossible if Roro Jonggrang refused to marry him, because she was afraid and threatened. So to refuse politely, Princess Roro Jonggrang had a strategy. “Okay Bandung Bondowoso, I will marry you, but you have to build one thousand statues in one night as a wedding gift for me” requested Roro Jongrang. But Bandung agreed with this request. “Okay Roro Jonggrang. I will make you 1000 statues in one night,” It’s easy for him to full fill it, and Roro Jonggrang was forget if Bandung Bondowoso had a super natural power.
Helped by genies, Bandung Bondowoso started building the temples. Approaching midnight, the work was nearly done. Roro Jongrang knew and thought, “What shall I do? Bandung is smarter than me, I will lose against Bandung”. Suddenly she got an idea. She ordered the girls to pound and burn stubbles, so it look like the bright of sunrise which mean the morning have come, and plus the noise of cocks crowed loudly. Hear the cock crowd and people pounded rice and also saw the brightness in the east, therefore the genies were stop making temple.
There was only 999 temples, there was still 1 temple left, Therefore Roro Jonggrang refused to marry Bandung Bondowoso. “ Bandung Bandawasa, you unsuccesfull! I order you to make 1000 statues in one night, but you are failed. You killed my father. You think I can marry with you?No…!!” Bandung Bondowoso got frustrated because he failed to complete the thousand temple, but a few moment later, Bandung Bondowoso was understand if Roro Jonggrang was deceived him. He felt so angry, following his anger, he cursed Roro Jongrang, “Roro Jonggrang! Damn you! You have cheated me. Now, the thousandth temple is you!” At once, the princess turned into a statue.