According to the Karangtengah inscription, the temple estimated to be built by the first King Syailendra dynasty in AD 824. Karangtengah inscription states that king Indra has made a sacred building in Venuvana (bamboo forest).
The Mendut temple was first discovered in 1836 by the Dutch East Indies government. In 1897-1904 the Dutch East Indies government made a restoration effort. Continue reading “Mendut Temple”