Candis from the Blitar-Tulungagung Districts, East Java

high-definition creative commons photographs of Candis Sanggrahan, Boyolangu, Simping, Plumangan from the Blitar-Tulungagung Districts, East Java together with further information.

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Candi Sanggrahan

This is a recently restored Hindu-Buddhist temple from Sanggrahan village, about 5km south-west of Tulungagung. The candi is incomplete, but has been rebuilt of 3 levels, and is fairly well constructed, having a brick structure inside, faced with andesite stone on the exterior. The building is around 12m sq. at the base, and over 2m high, and the entrance is on the west. It has some animal reliefs around the base, but little other relief or sculpture work. There are a number of other brick candis around the site, including the remains of a gateway (gopura) to the west.

01 Temple from North-East, Candi Sanggrahan

01 Temple from North-East, Candi Sanggrahan

02 From North-West, Candi Sanggrahan

02 From North-West, Candi Sanggrahan

03 From South-West, Candi Sanggrahan

03 From South-West, Candi Sanggrahan

04 From West, Candi Sanggrahan

04 From West, Candi Sanggrahan

05 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

05 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

06 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

06 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

07 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

07 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

08 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

08 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

09 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

09 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

010 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

010 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

011 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

011 Relief, Candi Sanggrahan

012 Ruin, Candi Sanggrahan

012 Ruin, Candi Sanggrahan

013 Candi Area, Candi Sanggrahan

013 Candi Area, Candi Sanggrahan

014 Ruined Gateway, Candi Sanggrahan

014 Ruined Gateway, Candi Sanggrahan

 

Candi Boyolangu

A partly reconstructed candi in Boyolangu village around 3km west of Candi Sanggrahan. The remains are mainly known for the statue of Gayatri, a queen of the Majapahit kingdom. It is still in place, but with its head broken of. It presently stands at around 120cm high. There are also a couple of brick-built perwaras, also partly reconstructed.

015 General View, Candi Boyolangu

015 General View, Candi Boyolangu

016 From Behind, Candi Boyolangu

016 From Behind, Candi Boyolangu

017 Gayatri, Candi Boyolangu

017 Gayatri, Candi Boyolangu

018 Gayatri Detail, Candi Boyolangu

018 Gayatri Detail, Candi Boyolangu

019 Perwara, Candi Boyolangu

019 Perwara, Candi Boyolangu

020 Perwara, Candi Boyolangu

020 Perwara, Candi Boyolangu

 

Candi Simping

This complex, also known as Candi Sumberjati, is around 8km south of Blitar, most of the temple, which appears to have been slim and high, is now collected around the foundation, which is all that has been reconstructed. According to Nagarakertagama the King Reden Wijaya (Krtarajasa Jayawardhana), the founder of Majapahit, was elevated to the role of Siva here after his death. The temple featured some very good relief work and some striking kala images, which would have been above the doorways.

021 Temple Foundation, Candi Simping

021 Temple Foundation, Candi Simping

022 Temple Foundation, Candi Simping

022 Temple Foundation, Candi Simping

023 Temple Foundation, Candi Simping

023 Temple Foundation, Candi Simping

024 Collected Stones, Candi Simping

024 Collected Stones, Candi Simping

025 Haphazard Arrangment, Candi Simping

025 Haphazard Arrangment, Candi Simping

026 Lines of Stones, Candi Simping

026 Lines of Stones, Candi Simping

027 Part of Wall, Candi Simping

027 Part of Wall, Candi Simping

028 Patterned Stones, Candi Simping

028 Patterned Stones, Candi Simping

029 Four Kala, Candi Simping

029 Four Kala, Candi Simping

030 Kala, Candi Simping

030 Kala, Candi Simping

031 Kala, Candi Simping

031 Kala, Candi Simping

032 Kala, Candi Simping

032 Kala, Candi Simping

033 Kala, Candi Simping

033 Kala, Candi Simping

034 Tortoise Stone, Candi Simping

034 Tortoise Stone, Candi Simping

 

Candi Plumbangan

This small gateway candi is around 25km east of Blitar. It is made of andesite stone, as normal, and stands around 5m high. There is an inscription on the gate which gives the date 1390, which is presumably the date of construction. There is also an inscription stone nearby, but when we got there the candi was locked and we couldn't gain entry to photograph it.

035 Side View, Candi Plumbangan

035 Side View, Candi Plumbangan

036 From behind, Candi Plumbangan

036 From behind, Candi Plumbangan

037 From in Front, Candi Plumbangan

037 From in Front, Candi Plumbangan

038 From Side, Candi Plumbangan

038 From Side, Candi Plumbangan

 

Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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