Gebang Temple

Gebang temple is a Hindu temple estimated to be built at 730 – 800 M. This temple faces to the East. To the right of the entrance there is a statue of Nandiswara while on the left side of the entrance there is a recess where the statue has been empty. It is estimated that in this recess previously there was a statue of Mahakala. On the west side (back) there is a recess filled with Ganesha statue that sits on a Yoni with a trunk leads north. Gebang temple not found the ladder ruins.

Gebang Temple is a rectangular building with a size of 5.25 x 5.25m with a height of 7.75m. the main building of the temple stands on the foot as high as 2 m, there is no sculpture whatsoever at the foot of the temple.

Inside the main room of the temple is Yoni but the Lingga (phallus) is gone.

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”

Ijo Temple

Ijo means green. Ijo Temple is a Hindu temple that is estimated to be built between the 10th and 11th centuries. Ijo Temple consists of the main temple, flanking temple and perwara (guardian) temple.

Unlike other temples that usually have one kalamakara, Ijo temple doorstep has two-storied of  Kalamakara. The doorstep was framed with a pair of dragons that stretched down with their heads turned against the door and mouth is gaping. There is a small parrot in the mouth of each dragon.

To reach the door which has high about 120 cm from the ground there is the staircase equipped with a Makara-shaped cheek ladder. The head of the Makara leaned down with a gaping mouth.

In the main room of the temple, there is a phallus that is supported by a creature like a turtle-headed serpent. The creature that comes from this Hindu myth symbolizes the earth buffer.

The union of the phallus and yoni symbolize the unity that is separated between Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The phallus, which should have stuck at the Yoni is out of place.

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”