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”
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”