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Monday, September 19, 2011

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Gedongsongo Temple at the foot of Mount Kendalisada located near Mount Ungaran and built in the 8th century AD. Gedongsongo name given by locals to the temple complex. Gedongsongo derived from the Javanese, "Gedong" means house or building, "Songo" means nine. So the meaning of the word Gedongsongo is nine (groups of) buildings.When he arrived in front of temple tourism Gedongsongo atmosphere was cool and calm. A light mist fell from the top of the mountain resulting in the eye can
not see Gedongsongo temple from a distance. After paying admission, we immediately visited one by one tier of the temple located in Temple Complex Gedongsongo.The temple complex was built Gedongsongo lined up from the bottom to the top of the hills at Mount Kendalisada. This shows the character of a very specific Gedongsongo temple is a blend of the two religion that is local and global.
Mount is a place of sacrifice to the ancestral spirits (animism). This belief is a pre-Hindu traditions of local communities. While the mountain is also the place settled down in the gods according to Hindu tradition, who was growing globally affects nearly half of the world. Local traditions are usually reduced role by global traditions, was both able to stand equal in Gedongsongo.To go to the Temple Gedong I, we had to walk 200 meters through the path that goes up. You can use the services of a horse transport for day trips around the temple Gedongsongo attractions.

1740, Loten find Gedongsongo Temple complex. In 1804, Raffles complex record with the name because it is only found Gedong Pitoe seven groups of buildings. Van Braam makes the publication in 1925, Friederich and Hoopermans make writing about Gedongsongo in 1865. In 1908 Van Stein Callenfels do some research temple complex and Knebel terhadapt take inventory in the year 1910-1911.In Gedongsongo Temple Complex, the foot of the temple can be recognized through a profile that consists of hand bells and the seam straight. On the outside of the temple there are niches that once contained statues Parswadewata, but now mostly in empty condition, so the first chamber of the temple which contains the linga-yoni and niches in the stall. Niches outside the body decorated with floral motifs and sometimes there are adorned with Kala.

Parswadewata in Java is interpreted as offerings to the spirits of ancestors who had united with Shiva and the temple symbolized the Linga-Yoni who escorted god accompaniment, namely: Durga (the wife of Shiva), Ganesha (son of Shiva), and Agastya (a sage who has the spiritual ability equivalent to god).Three-tiered temple roof was decorated with miniature temples and antefix both plain and unadorned. Plan of the temple is almost entirely a square but there is also a temple with a rectangular floor plan, temple size is highly variable, its width ranges from 4.5 m -9.5 m, 4.8 m length - 9m with different height of 3 m - 8.9 m.Gedong ILocated at an altitude of 1208 meters above sea level, there is a temple facing the west, in the stall but still can be found yoni lingganya gone.

Gedong IILocated at an altitude of 1274 meters above sea level, there are two buildings namely Main Temple (facing west) and there is a temple ancillary dihadapnya (facing east) which has collapsed.Gedong IIILocated at an altitude of 1297 masl, consists of three buildings of the temple facing the west, enclose the temple in the north, and ancillary temple in front of the main temple. Statues in niches of the main temple of Durga can still be found in the recesses of the north, Agastya niche in the south, Ganesha niche in the east, and Mahakala and Nandiswara located on either side of the door of the temple. Ancillary temple has a shape similar to the temple Semar at the Dieng temple complex, which is rectangular in shape.Gedong IVLocated at an altitude of 1295 masl, consists of 12 buildings divided into three sub-groups. The first subgroup consisted of eight Candi Candi mains and ancillary; second subgroup consists of an ancillary temples, and a third subgroup consists of two ancillary temples. Mother Temple of the exterior of buildings there are empty niches niches except on the south side there is a statue of Agastya.Gedong VLocated at an altitude of 1308 meters above sea level, there are two pages that are not as high, there is a temple on the first page of the Parent which is sandwiched between two pieces ancillary temple ruins. While on the second page there are two ancillary temple ruinsSidelines of the Temple III Gedong Gedong kepunden IV there is a mountain as a source of hot water. The tourists can bathe and warm baths disebuah kepunden built near them. Sulfur smell is quite strong and quite thick cloud of smoke as it approaches the hot springs.

According to the story surrounding people, supposedly the hot springs is guarded by a creature named Nyai Gayatri, spirit woman from the island resort. Nyai Gayatri is one of the ladies of King Sima. After death, spirits inhabit Gayatri Nyai this spring. Nyai Gayatri is someone who likes helping others. To death too, Nyai Gayatri still like to help. One way is to help cure diseases for people who bathe in these springs.In a cool place this is perfect for enjoying the warmth of this hot springs while you relax your body from fatigue while walking around the temple. Quite satisfied with the natural scenery and beauty of this cultural heritage we finally leave this place.== LocationTemple Gedongsongo, Darum Village, Village Temple, Bandungan District, Central Java regency

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