Singhasari / Singosari Temple, Malang, East Java, Indonesia

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The remains was made of layered stone structures heading to west. Parts of the Candi (temple) are;

  • lowest level called ‘batur’ box shaped
  • ‘the foot’ of the Candi and the place for the arcas (statues)
  • ‘the body’ of the Candi in slim shape with four holes on each side
  • roof or the top of Candi that rises and becoming smaller to the top

According to the Hindu dogma, Candi is a replica of mount Himalaya in India, where there are four tops called ‘Gaurisangkar’ and believed to be the residence of the Gods, also known as Meru.

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Plan of the temple / candi, according to H.L. Leydie Melville. The plan is four edged. One room is in the middle and serve as the main room, while the other rooms on each side are place for statues of Gods.

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The front facade of Candi Singosari that is heading westward.

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The closer look at the front facade.

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The main doorway to the main room.

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One of the great look of Candi Singosari.

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The head of KALA, the guardian of the entrance of the main room.

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View from the main room to the yard.

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The mark ‘Restauratie’ or restoration dated 1937.

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One of the edge at the ‘batur’ level or the lowest level of the temple.


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