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Badut Temple

Badut temple is in the area of Tidar, Malang. The Badut temple relics Gajayana Prabu Raja, the ruler in the Kingdom Kanjuruhan. Badut temple estimated more than 1,400 years old, and was established in the early 760 AD.

Badut name is derived from the Sanskrit bha-dyut ie, meaning beam or beam Agastya Canopus star. Badut temple was first discovered by Maureen Brencher, a citizen of the Netherlands. When found, the only visible remains of the temples of rock, 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. There are still vestiges of the temple of Badut and several sculptures, that Ganesha statue, Agastya, Mahakala, Nandiswara and Durga Mahesasuramardhini.

Badut temple had been renovated twice, first in 1925-1926 and the second renovated in 1990-1991. Nowdays, the temple became a tourist attraction has a square floor plan. In addition, the Temple of Badut often held religious ceremonies for 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.