HomeBlogs Ngetos Temple Candi Ngetos located at Ngetos village, Ngetos district about 5
kilometers to the south of Nganjuk town. There is an inheritance from
the year of 859 Saka or 937 Masehi. This inheritance was made from the
red bricks. On that place, Anjuk Ladang, the ancient inscription was
also found. Near to this place, there is an historical ancient
inheritance that was known by Candi Ngetos. According to the historian,
based on that temple form, this temple has made in XV century (Majapahit
era). Phisically, this temple has broken and it can not identify
anymore. It leave the main of the temple, that has four relief.
temple is believed as Hayam Wuruk (the famous King of Mojopahit) grave.
At that time, he want to be buried in a place which stay in front of
the Wilis mountain. This area is one of Mojopahit part. Then Hayam Wuruk
has an idea and asked his uncle (the King of wind) named Raden
Condromowo and titled Raden Ngabei Selopurwoto, to built the temple. He
also asked his uncle to buried him in this temple if he had die. The
society around also believe that in Ngetos, there was twin temple and
called Tajum temple. But one of them was bigger than the other. It was
said that the Hayam Wuruk grave was in the temple that was gone.