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Candi Panataran ,Jogja ,Indonesia

Sunday, February 26, 2012

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This time I will give you info about a temple that is in Jogja want to know what? let us see info below.

Panataran temple located on the north Blitar is the only one of the largest complex of enshrinement in the region of East Java. Under the Antiquities Department report years 1914-1915 and 2045 numbers Verbeek record number 563, is building kekunaan of several clusters, so-called Complex enshrinement. Location of the temple is located on the southwest slopes of Mount Kelud at an altitude of 450 m
asl (above sea level), the village is also named Panataran, District Nglegok, Blitar. Only about 12 kilometers from the city of Blitar or approximately half an hour away by motor vehicle. With the relatively smooth roads and wide enough to in front of the temple complex.
Panataran temple discovered in 1815, but until the year 1850 has not been known. The inventor was Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781 1826) Lieutenant Governor-General of the ruling British colonial government in the State of Indonesia. Raffles, together with an expert Dr.Horsfield Natural Sciences paid a visit to the Temple Panataran, and the results of his visit is recorded in a book entitled History of Java, published in two volumes. Raffles trail is followed later by other researchers, namely: J.Crawfurd a resident assistant in Yogyakarta, then Van Meeteren Brouwer (1828), Junghun (1884), Jonathan Rigg (1848) and NWHoepermans who in 1886 held in inventory Panataran enshrinement complex.
Entering the Temple area, in the main door we are greeted two statues guard the door or called by the various sectors of society Blitar Dwaraphala known as Bodo MBA. What's interesting because statues of guards is not a big statue, but since his scary (Daemonis). Numbers listed on the sculpture pedestal statue written in Old Javanese letters: the year 1242 Saka or when used as AD (78 years plus) to the year 1320 AD. Based on the sculptured figures contained in the second statue pedestal, that sacred building Palah (another name for the Temple Panataran) inaugurated a temple of the state (state-temple) in the new era of Majapahit Jayanegara king who reigned in the year 1309 AD in 1328.

Temple entrance is flanked by a pair of statues Dwaraphala

To the east there are the remains of the statue gate made of red bricks. Other important buildings around the gate there is a rectangular shaped building called the Bale Agung. Then the building of the former site of the only order of priests, extolled extolled saja.Sebuah rectangular buildings in a smaller size of the Bale Agung is the Hall Terrace or hall shelf in the form of a small temple called the Temple which dates to the year in which the number of these buildings are made of andesite rock materials.

Figures of the temple
To the south of the temple was still standing erect a stone stele or inscribed stone. These inscriptions using Old Javanese letters many Saka 1119 or AD 1197 issued by the King of the Kingdom of Kediri Srengga. Its contents include mention of the inauguration of a fief to the interests of Paduka Batara Palah Sira (Temple Panataran). So Panataran temple complex development process takes at least 250 years, which was built in 1197 at age Kediri kingdom until the year 1454 in the era of the Majapahit Kingdom.

Parent Temple
The next temple is the Temple of the Dragon is made entirely of stone with a width of 4.83 meters, 6.57 meters long and 4.70 meters high. The temple is called Naga as a dragon wrapped around the temple and the features or figures like the king as much as nine. Among the largest temple is the main temple, which lies behind the most sacred part. The main temple building consists of three tiered terrace with a height of 7.19 meter entirely. On each side of the stairs up to the first terrace there is a statue Dwaraphala, there is a statue on a pedestal the figure in 1269 Saka or 1347 AD.

Stone Inscription
At the very back of the temple there is a sacred pond, which is supposedly the story is that dpergunakan pond as a place of worship ritual. Remnants of past elegance are still visible from the building of this mini pool. Pool measuring approximately 2 x 5 meter looks good clean and orderly. Takes about less than 1 hour to browse the entire temple area Panataran. Because the location is not too far from the city of Blitar and still one path to the Tomb of tourist pilgrimage Bung Karno, if you visit Blitar not hurt for taking the time to visit the Temple Panataran as a manifestation of respect for history.

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