See the Legacy of Majapahit Kingdom at Surowono Temple Kediri

Candi Surowono di Dusun Surowono, Desa Canggu Kecamatan Badas Kabupaten Kediri. - surya/mohammad romadoni

SURYA.co.id | KEDIRI - Surowono temple building looks petite when viewed from the side of the road, but when we approached to that cultural heritage, it has a size large enough. Building with red brick foundation has an area of 7.8 x 7.8 meters and has a height of 4.72 meters.

Surowono Temple is located in Surowono Village, Canggu Village, Badas Subdistrict, Kediri Regency. About five kilometers from Tulungrejo Pare English Village to the east.

In addition to being a place of educational tourism, Surowono temple was also often used as a place of ritual.

Not less from 4000 people, ranging from general visitors and students has visit this place. Surowono Temple was made in the Majapahit kingdom in 1400 AC until today still stands firmly.

The building was built for a dharmer Bhre Wengker who died 1388 AC. The age of this place is about 617 years old. Until now this square-shaped building is still preserved sustainability.

Almost 20 years ago Surowono temple was last renovated. Precisely in 1997 ago, in the supervision of Conservation Heritage Hall (BPCB) Trowulan.

"Until now there has been no restoration," said guardian of Surowono temple, Zainal Abidin. He said, in August to September there will be many tourists who visit the place.

Sometimes, Surowono temple is used as a place for religion ritual of a group of visitors from Bali.

"Often used rituals, if there is a ritual so tolerance of the visitors is required then tourist not allowed to ride first," he said.

To enter the Surowono temple area is charged a voluntary fee.

Editor: Adrianus Adhi

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