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Singosari Temple

Singosari is another Hindu temple in East Java and located in Candirenggo village, Malang. Singosari temple was discovered early of 18th century as the temple tower of Dutch. Giving this name because of it’s shape resembling a tower. It has been given the name of Celah temple by an archaeologist from Europe. It was by referring to the four walls of the gap found in the body. According to information of W. Van Schmid, who visited this temple in 1856, he gave the name of the temple was Dome. Eventually that name still used as Singosari temple, but some locals refer to the temple because located in Candirenggo village.

The building of Singosari temple has two levels. Temple room should be in the body of temple, but this Singosari temple is at the foot. The chamber was initially to have statues inside, like Durga Mahisasuramardhini, on the east side contains a statue of Ganesha and on the south statue master known as priest of Agastya. However, now only statue of Agastya available here, while the others has been brought in to Leiden, Netherlands. The reason why the statue of Agastya statue was not brought to the Netherlands, caused damaged condition severe enough. So, it was not deemed worthy to be taken as a gift to the Queen of Netherlands at the time.