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Badut Temple

Badut is one of Hindus temple and lies in the area of Tidar village, Malang. Badut temple relics of king Gajayana, he was a king of Kanjuruhan kingdom. Badut temple estimated more than 1.400 years old and was established in the early of 760 AD.

Badut name is derived from the Sanskrit bha-dyut ie, meaning beam of Agastya Canopus star. Badut temple was first time discovered by Maureen Brencher, he was archeology man from Netherlands. When found the temple, the only visible remains the rock of the temples and it was just like the mound above the ground. But having done the research, it turns out the temple buildings were already collapsed and left just the feet part. There were still vestiges of Badut temple and several sculptures, like: Ganesha statue, Agastya, Mahakala, Nandiswara and Durga Mahesasuramardhini statues.

Badut temple had been renovated in two times, first time was in 1925 - 1926 and the second renovated was in 1990 - 1991. Now days, the temple became a tourist attraction has a square floor plan. In addition, Badut temple often held a religious ceremony by local people of Hinduism. Badut temple relatively quiet, as the facilities at the temple that are not quite enough. As cultural heritage and historic relics that must be considered by the government and people of Indonesia.