Singosari temple, also known as Kendedes temple, was founded in honor to King Kertanegara, the last king of Singosari dynasty who died in 1292 AD. It was erected in 1300 AD at the same time when the ritual Sradha took place. In the vicinity of the temple there are two gigantic statue called Dwarapala, believed to be the entrance guards to the palace.
This temple has saved the historical story that always remember by Malang public. However, Singosari temple is a symbol of the existence of Malang regency from years ago.
As the other East Java’s temple, Singosari temple is formed from red bricks and arranged in cone building, called temple. This temple also has beautiful relief that describe the great of Singosari Kingdom years ago.
Jajaghu or Jago temple was constructed in 1275 – 1300 AD. It believed as the burial place of King Wisnuwardhana ashes, the fourth king of Singosari kingdom. It is extremely interesting that the temple has ornament similarities to those of Penataran temple in Blitar Regency. It lies at Jago village, Tumpang District, the eastern part of Malang (about 22 km).
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Kidal temple is located in Rejo Kidal village, Tumpang district, about 24 km away to the East from Malang city. The Real height of the temple is 17 meters, but now it’s just 12,4 meters. Kidal temple is one of Malang’s historical temple that save history value. The temple base has a shape square. The door is one in west side. Above the door of the temple, there are “Kepala Kala” (Head of Giants) and lions. The temple was decorated using ornaments, which depict Mahabharata story not in sequence.
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Sumberawan Temple that located in the foothills of Mt Arjuna to the north east of Malang, is one of a Buddhist statue in East Java. Dating from about the end of 14th century or beginning of 15th century, this site has been identified with Kasurangganan, or ‘the garden of the heavenly nymphs’, which is mentioned in the Nagarakertagama as having been visited by King Hayam Wuruk of Majapahit in 1359.
Sumberawan temple is located about 1 kilometer of Singhasari temple gateway, which in Hindu style. To reach Sumberawan temple, the visitors should walk on a path between rice field and river through 500 meters of roadway of Sumberawan village. It surrounded by nature panorama and has natural water source. It said that the water of Sumberawan pool has great energy for health. Some visitors always take a bath in this pool. They don’t want to pass it.
The temple is in Buddhist style and formed a statue without any accessories. Temple’s body is rectangular and contain of two parts. The temple is one of beautiful temple in East Java, because of its location. Every ‘Waisak’ (Buddha Holiday), Sumberawan Temple is visited by many Buddhist to celebrate the life of the Buddha. They usually come in the evening and having meditation.
Candi Badut diperkirakan berusia 1400 tahun yang merupakan peninggalan Raja Gajayana yang menjadi Raja Kanjuruhan ketika itu. Diceritakan di Prasasti Dinoyo, Candi ini dibangun untuk memuliakan Resi Agastya yang sangat diagungkan oleh Raja Gajayana. Sang Raja kemudian membuat arca sebagai perwujudannya dengan batu hitam.
Meskipun diceritakan sebagai perwujudan Resi Agastya dengan batu hitam. Di sekeliling Candi saat ditemukan tidak ada batu itu. Yang ada hanyalah Lingga dan Yoni, serta arca Durga Mahisasuramardini.
Sementara versi yang lain menyatakan jika Raja Dewasimba dan putranya, Sang Liswa, yang merupakan masa keemasan Kerajaan Kanjuruhan. Kedua raja tersebut sangat adil dan bijaksana serta dicintai rakyatnya. Konon Sang Liswa yang bergelar Raja Gajayana yang sangat senang melucu (bahasa Jawa: mbadhut) sehingga candi yang dibangun atas perintahnya dinamakan Candi Badut. Walaupun terdapat dugaan semacam itu, sampai saat ini belum ditemukan bukti kuat keterkaitan Candi ini dengan Raja Gajayana.
Candi Jawar adalah salah satu peninggalam Kerajaan Majapahit yang bisa kita temui di Desa Mulyoasri, Kecamatan Ampel Gading, Kabupaten Malang. Bentuk dari candi ini mirip seperti gapura dan terletak di lahan terbuka yang penuh ilalang serta menghadap Gunung Semeru yang letaknya memang tak begitu jauh.