HomeBlogs Kedaton Temple Kedaton Temple is one of the unique temples that made of Andesit stone.
This temple built about the end of XIV century is unique temple with
beautiful scenery around. It is located in 60 km to south of
Probolinggo at Argopuro valley.
The summary of Garudeya story
has carved on its relief. The location of this Hindu building is in
Lawang Kedaton sub-village, Andungbiru village, Tiris district,
Probolinggo regency. The temple sized 6 meters square and has year
signed on its stair, 1292 saka (1370 A.D). Kedaton temple has 33
relief on the temple's feet. Beside Garudeya story, some relief are
told about legend story, such as; Arjunawiwaha and Bhomakwya. The other
relief story has not known yet.
Garudeya story described in
three relief. Two relief published by Bernet Kempers in 1959 in his
famous book, Ancient Indonesian Art. One relief is the scene of Eagle
open his mouth to eat residents; the other relief is the scene of Eagle
say thank you to his mother.
The small Kedaton temple seems has
big attractive value of its relives. Bernet Kempers published the other
two relives that described about legend of Bhomakawya. "A Very
Emotional Scene", said Kempers to a relief that described Samba,
Khresna's son, visit Princess Yajnavati before he fight with a Giant
Beside Bernet Kempers, Balai Arkeologi Yogyakarta
(Archeology Center In Yogyakarta) consider the important of Kedaton
temple relives as the source about flora and fauna, and also the source
about ancient Java fashion. Those are described on the relives and has
documented in 1997.