Sari temple is located about 10 kilometres from Yogyakarta and just about 3 miles from Kalasan. It is located in the village of Bendan, Kalasan District, Sleman, Yogyakarta, the temple is also called Bendan.
According to estimates by the temple was built in the 8th century AD, during the reign of the Rakai Panangkaran, as time Kalasan development. Both temples have many similarities, both in terms of architecture or reliefs. The linkage described in the second temple in 778 AD inscription Kalasan. In Kalasan inscription explained that his religious advisers suggested that Syailendra dynasty Maharaja Tejapurnama Panangkarana erected temples to worship goddess Tara and a monastery for Buddhist monks. For the worship of Goddess Tara built a Kalasan, while Buddhist monks built dormitories Sari Temple. Serves as a dormitory or residence, as seen from the overall shape of the inside of the building. This temple is a building visible from the Buddhist stupa located at the top.
Sari temple was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century AD in a damaged state. The first restoration was carried out between 1929 to 1930. On restoration of the results are not satisfactory, in the sense of restoration has not succeeded in restoring the integrity of the original building. It is caused by a large part of the lost temple. Besides that, when 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 m from Kalasan discovered the ruins of the temple is estimated as the residence of the priests. Sari temple is not far from Kalasan, a collection of temples that have been lost. It is estimated there are stone walls that surround the temple. The entrance to the temple is guarded by a pair of statues Dwarapala holding a mace and a snake, like the one in front of the Temple Plaosan.