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Badut Temple

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

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

Badut temple had been renovated 2 times, first time was in 1925 - 1926 and the second renovated was in 1990 - 1991. Now days, Badut temple became tourist attraction and it has square floor plan. In addition, Badut temple often held religious ceremony by local Hinduism. Badut temple relatively quiet, as the facilities at the temple that are not quite enough. As cultural heritage and historic relics, which is considered by Indonesia government and the local people as well.