You are here

Sari Temple

Sari temple is located in Bendan village, Kalasan District, Sleman, Yogyakarta, the temple is also called Bendan. According to estimates, the Sari temple was built in the-8th century AD during the Rakai Panangkaran reign, as the time when the Kalasan temple developed. Both temples have many similarities between architecture and reliefs. The linkage described in the second temple in 778 AD inscription Kalasan. Kalasan temple inscription explained that his religious advisers suggested that the Syailendra dynasty Maharaja Tejapurnama Panangkarana built the temple to worship Tara Goddess and monastery for Buddhist monks. Kalasan temple is for the worship of Tara Goddess Tara, while Buddhist monks built dormitories in Sari Temple. Serves as a dormitory or residence, as seen from the overall shape inside of the building. This temple was built visible from Buddhist Stupa located at the top.

Sari temple was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century AD in a damaged state. The first restoration was carried out between 1929 -1930. On the restoration of results are not satisfactory, in the sense of restoration has not succeeded in restoring the integrity of the original building. It is caused by a large part of the lost temple. Besides, when the temple was first discovered, there were parts of the building that have been damaged, especially those not made of stone.

In the 19th century AD, about 130 meters from Kalasan discovered the ruins of the temple and it was estimated as a residence of the priests. Sari temple is not far from Kalasan, a collection of temples that have been lost. It is estimated there is a wall stone that surrounds the temple. There are a couple of guard statues of Dwarapala holding mace and snake in front of the temple, like the Plaosan temple.