Java panataran temple

Temple Panataran found in the year 1815, but until 1850 not much was known. Penemunya is Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826), Lieutenant Governor General of British colonial government in power in the State of Indonesia. Raffles, together with an expert Dr.Horsfield Natural Sciences to visit the temple Panataran, and the results kunjunganya dibukukan in the book titled "History of Java" is published in two volumes. Raffles impression this was followed later by other researchers, namely: J. Crawfurd a resident assistant in Yogyakarta, the next Van Meeteren Brouwer (1828), Junghun (1884), Jonathan Rigg (1848) and NWHoepermans that in the year 1886 in the inventory Panataran monument complex.
Entering the temple area, in the main door we will be greeted two statue guards the door or called with a Dwaraphala community Blitar be famous as the "Mba Bodo." A statue of the guard, this is not because arcanya a large, but due to face the daunting (Daemonis). Carving the figures listed on the statue pedestal letter written in Ancient Java: Saka year 1242 or be a Christian if (plus 78 years) to year 1320 BC. Based on the bass figures that are on the second statue pedestal, that holy building palah (another name for the temple Panataran) inaugurated a temple state (state-temple) in the new era of Majapahit Jayanegara king who ruled in 1309-1328 BC.

Arca, in the east there are remains of the gate material made of red bricks. Other important buildings around the gate, there is a building that is oblong called Bale Agung. Then the building where the former pastor is only a framework of umpak-umpak only. A building in the square size is smaller than the Bale Agung is Pendopo Terrace pendopo shelf or in the form of small temples numbered year is called the Temple Year Figures, where buildings are made of andesite stone materials.

On the south side of temple buildings are still standing erect a stone or a stone inscription marked. This letter inscription using Java for many ancient Saka 1119 or 1197 BC issued by the King of the Kingdom of Kediri Srengga. Its contents include the dedication of a perdikan for Sira Batara Palah Worship (Temple Panataran). So the development process temple complex Panataran take at least 250 years, which was built starting in the year 1197 the kingdom of Kediri era until 1454 at the age of Majapahit Kingdom.

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