Penataran temple. beautiful temple in East Java

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The Penataran temple is situated in the penataran village, Nglegok district, Blitar regency, East Java, Indonesia. Its location at the foot of Kelud Mount, making the Penataran temple area air cool. Penataran temple is the largest temple complex and most well-maintained in East Java province, Indonesia.

Penataran  temple is a temple rich with various shades of reliefs, statues, and a Hindu-style structures. The existence of Kala sculpture (a giant grin), Ganesya statues (god of science in Hindu mythology), statues Dwarapala (giant statue guards the gates), and also relief Ramayana is indisputable evidence that the temple is a Hindu Penataran temple.

Palah contained inscriptions in the Penataran temple area reported that this temple was built around the year 1194, during the reign of the Syrenggra king who ruled the kingdom of Kadiri, and finished in the kingdom of Majapahit. Thus this temple through a period of the three kingdoms of the archipelago Kadiri, Singasari, and Majapahit.Penataran temple holds an
important role for these kingdoms, namely the removal of the king's place and a place for worship ceremony of the Creator.

Various studies by historians of the ancient texts, Negarakertagama the book is written by MPU- prapanca, for example, explained that the Penataran temple is highly respected by kings and officials of the kingdom in East Java. Penataran temple ever storing the ashes of the king Rajasa (Ken Arok) Singasari founder of the kingdom, and also the ashes of the king Kertarajasa Jayawardhana (Raden Wijaya) the founder of the kingdom of Majapahit. Even supposedly, according to local folk legend, Mahapatih GajahMada sacred oath to unite the whole archipelago under Majapahit rule, known as the "Palapa Oath", pronounced in the Penataran temple.

Location:Penataran Ds, Nglegok district, Blitar regency, Prop Jawa Timur, Indonesia

GPS Coordinates: 8 ° 00'59 .06 "S 112 ° 12'34 .90" E

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