HomeBlogs Boro Site This site is actually located in the Village Tulis Kriyo, District
Sanankulon, not a temple but the statue of Ganesha (saw picture). Close
to Temple in the southwest Sumberjati Blitar. Ganesha statues like that
are often placed near the crossing of the river - probably due to the
nature of the deity Ganesha as memberbolehkan fans overcome all
This three-meter high temple. On the back of his head
when there is a big advance. Gadjah god is holding a small broom and
hatchets. Ornaments that lay at the foot of this statue is a joist and
tengorak-skull. This statue is covered with a roof and surrounded by
houses. Behind him there are tall trees.
The caretaker of this
temple is Mother Sanangulon and he was very pleased to tell about his
experience and history of the statue. She has lived next to the statue
for 60 years and was born not far from the location. In 1940 he migrate
to Singapore to work as maids. Two years later he returned and bought a
house with a rear door that comes out about five feet from the statue.
said, in 1940 the statue was covered with sand by the Dutch authorities
because they fear it will be bombed statue of the Japanese attack. When
the Japanese invaded Indonesia and the entrance area of Blitar statue
was dismantled again. He said that Japanese people use the statue to
pray according to his beliefs.
After independence she married a
tentarawan. Not long after the events of ‘65 (and the tension between
religion began to emerge), there are people who come to the statue it
once at night. Mother’s husband (who has passed away now) told her that
he believed the man was a soldier. But his own mother as the person
mentioned it. They come with a pickax and menetaki face statues. When
asked about the reason for the attack she said that maybe this place is
considered a place that is misleading by those orthodox Muslim.
According to Mother, eventually those people who damage the statue
itself was being punished because there fell ill and some die.
front of the statue there was incense and flowers and leaves, Mom said
that every day there are people who pray on the spot (the Hindu religion
and Islam). He said Muslims still believe in the existence of god
there. He also said that there are foreigners who come to pray,
especially from Japan - but he was not sure if this is related to the
Japanese colonial period.