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Sari Temple

Sari temple is located in Bendan village, Kalasan District, Sleman, Yogyakarta, the temple is also called Bendan. According to estimates, Sari temple was built in the-8th century AD during Rakai Panangkaran reign, as time when Kalasan temple development. Both temples have many similarities of architecture and reliefs. The linkage described in the second temple in 778 AD inscription Kalasan. Kalasan temple inscription explained that his religious advisers suggested that Syailendra dynasty Maharaja Tejapurnama Panangkarana built the temple to worship Tara Goddess and monastery for Buddhist monks. Kalasan temple is for worship of Tara Goddess Tara, while Buddhist monks built dormitories Sari Temple. Serves as dormitory or residence, as seen from the overall shape inside of building. This temple is building visible from Buddhist Stupa located at the top.

Sari temple was rediscovered at the beginning of 20th century AD in a damaged state. The first restoration was carried out between 1929 -1930. On restoration of results are not satisfactory, in the sense of restoration has not succeeded in restoring integrity of original building. It is caused by large part of the lost temple. Besides, when the temple first discovered, there were parts of the building that have been damaged, especially those not made of stone.

In the 19th century AD, about 130 meters from Kalasan discovered the ruins of the temple and it estimated as residence of the priests. Sari temple is not far from Kalasan, collection of temples that have been lost. It is estimated there are wall stone that surround the temple. There are guard statues of Dwarapala holding mace and snake in front of temple, like Plaosan temple.