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Take a Dive to the Culture by Visiting These 4 Temples in East Java

by Widiya

Regardless of whether you are a believer of God, a skeptic, or an agnostic, you cannot deny how your spirits and senses feel elevated when you visit a temple.

Concerning culture, historical temples assist us with understanding the history that happened before we were born and promote respect for the people who lived in that time and had various practices. 

Visiting these spots also let us think about the historical background of a specific country and think about people who used to live in the past which is vital for us to know.

However, visiting historical temples is not just visit or voyaging, but it is an entire package to learn new things in different measurements. 

Thus, it is our advice that visits to historical places should be mandatory, particularly for students, to learn and build up their understanding and significance of the rich legacy and culture. To give you an idea, check out these temples in East Java.

  1. Penataran Temple 
Panataran Temple

Only ten kilometers north of Blitar, East Java on the lower slopes of Mount Kelud, the temple is supposed to be committed to the Siva and has been utilized for at least 300 years, from the twelfth to fifteenth hundreds of years.

The greater part of the structures, which can be seen today, nonetheless, were developed during Majapahit’s brilliant century, one of the last significant kingdoms of the district and viewed as one of the best and most remarkable empires throughout the entire existence of Indonesia and Southeast Asia. 

It is now and then seen as the point of reference for Indonesia’s advanced boundaries. Various little structures are scattered within a sacred, walled fenced-in area, with the biggest and most significant temple at the back of the complex.

Hindu legends, among them the Ramayana epic, are carved in relief on the temple’s walls and patio foundations. You might also consider visiting historical places in East Java.

  1. Jawi Temple 
Jawi Temple

Jawi Temple is a holy structure of Hinduism and Buddhism that has been built in 1300 AD by Kertanegara, the last King of the Singosari Kingdom. It is situated at Candi Wates town, Prigen subdistrict, which is around 40 minutes drive from Surabaya. Speaking of Surabaya, here are crazy things to do in Surabaya.

The tallness of this temple is around 24.50 meters with a length of 14.20 meters and 9.50 meters wide. Jawi Temple is one of Pasuruan’s historical temples that has an interesting structure. 

This temple is an old temple in East Java that was built as the remaining proof of the existence of the last King of Singosari. The temple is additionally said as the last rest spot of the King before he at long last died. 

There are numerous guests who visit this temple to pray, have meditation, or simply admire its remarkable structure and relief. 

  1. Surowono Temple 
Surowono Temple

Surowono Temple is a place of the blessing of King Wengker that was one of the Kings’ subordinates during King Hayam Wuruk’s government from the Majapahit Empire. It is rectangular of 8 x 8 meters size and was built in 1400 AD. 

The interest of Surowono temple tourism object is the structure resulted from the ancient work of art that tells about the omission of the past and underground passage; the cutting structure that flew in the clear water of branching way. There is a considerable amount of branch around 100 meters from the temple’s building. 

Surowono Temple is situated in Canggu town, Pare area, around 25 kilometers Northeast from Kediri city. Also, check out things to do in Kediri.

  1. Ceto Temple 
Ceto Temple

Ceto Temple is a fifteenth-century Javanese-Hindu temple that is situated on the western slope of Mount Lawu in the border between Central and East Java regions. It is one of a few temples based on the northwest slopes of Mount Lawu in the fifteenth century. 

At this point, Javanese religion and craftsmanship had separated from Indian statutes that had been so compelling on temple styles during the eighth to the tenth century.

This area was the last significant territory of temple working in Java under the steady gaze of the island’s courts and was changed over to Islam in the sixteenth century. 

The temple’s peculiarity and the absence of records of Javanese services and convictions of the period make it hard for historians to decipher the meaning of these artifacts.

So, that is a list of temples in East Java. While you are at it, make sure to read our other articles about hiking spots in East Java and East Javanese cuisines you should try.

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