Sendang Sriningsih is a place of pilgrimage in the form of springs eternal and the cave and is located in Gayamharjo, between Ijo hill and Mintorogo. History of Spring Sriningsih began in the year 1934, when a Jesuit priest named D Hardjosuwondo SJ stationed in Jali village and visit the place used to be called Spring Duren. Fascinated by the spiritual aura going places, then build locations around the springs become a place of pilgrimage and he was later named Sendang Sriningsih which means the media thanks to God for His people.
Once you arrive in Sendang Sriningsih, the celebration can begin the process by tracking the way of the cross. The route is designed in the form of climbing stairs along approximately 900 meters. As with other cross route, there is help along the way to tell the journey of Jesus while carrying the wooden cross. Way of the Cross will end when we arrived at the T-junction, turn right and see a large cross with a statue of Jesus nailed to the cross. Name the location at the hill where Jesus was crucified, that Golgotha. We can light candles under the cross, and then say a prayer.
Along with the story, Sendang Sriningsih turns into a lake and there is a belief that water can cure all ills. The height of the cave is four feet in which people perform prayers around. The place is spacious and cool to pray under a large tree. On Christmas day many pilgrims pray in this Goa Maria. They will be lined up neatly and grouped with relatives. Your visit will be amazing if it could increase our faith by visiting Sendang Sriningsih.