Sambisari Temple

It is a Hindu temple of Shiva that was built in the early 9th century by Rakai Garung, the King of Mataram Hindu of the Syailendra dynasty.

Sambisari temple stands about 7 meters from the ground. According to estimates, the temple was buried by sand and rocks of the mountain of Merapi in 1006 AD.

Sambisari temple consists of one main temple and three temples Perwara (guardian) located in front of the main temple. Continue reading “Sambisari Temple”

Barong Temple

This temple is referred to as the Barong temple because there is a Kala decoration in the recesses of the body of the temple that looks like a Barong. Barong Temple is a Hindu temple relic. Barong Temple is also called as Sari Suragedug Temple. According to the inscription Ratu Baka (856 AD) explains about a King Sri Kumbaja or Sri Kalasodbhava who built three “phallus”, namely Kirtiwasalingga, Triyarbakalingga, and Haralingga with their respective companions Dewi Sri, Dewi Suralaksmi and Dewi Mahalaksmi. Continue reading “Barong Temple”

Kalasan Temple

Kalasan temple is also referred to as Kalibening Temple. According to the Kalasan inscription, this temple was built in 700 Caka (778 AD). Kalasan inscription written in Sanskrit explains that the advisors for the Syailendra prefecture suggested that Maharaja Tejapurnama Panangkarana erect a sacred Building to worship the goddess of Tara and the Building for Buddhist monks. Continue reading “Kalasan Temple”

Plaosan Temple

Plaosan Temple is a Buddhist temple, estimated to be built in the early 9th century during the Rakai Pikatan era of the Hindu Mataram Kingdom.

According to the Cri Kahulunan inscription (AD 824 ), Plaosan Lor Temple was built by Queen Sri Kahulunan. Sri Kahulunan is the title of Pramordhawardani, the daughter of King Samaratungga from Syailendra dynasty. Sri Kahulunan who embraced Buddhism married to Rakai Pikatan from Sanjaya dynasty who are Hindus. Continue reading “Plaosan Temple”