The Barong Temple is in Candisari hamlet, Bokoharjo Village, Prambanan subdistrict. The temple is called Barong because there is an ornament of kala head inside its chamber which looks like a Barong. It also known as Sari Suragedug temple, is mentioned in Ratu Baka inscription (856 AD) in Sanskrit language and written in ancient Javanese letter. The inscription describes that a king, named Sri Kumbaja built three lingas, Krttiwasalingga with Dewi Sri as his mate, Triyarbakalingga with Dewi Suralaksmi as his mate, and Haralingga with Dewi Mahalaksmi as his mate.
About The Temple
Unlike other temples in Central Java, Barong is a stepped-mound, a pre-Hinduism style of shrine. The temple consists of three terraces with diminishing size to the top. The first terrace is 90 x 63 m2 in dimension and the second terrace is 50 x 50 m2. The staircase has stone railings on its left and right sides. The bottom of each railing is decorated with ukel statue which has no clear shape. The staircase walls are decorated with relief of kalpataru leave which is partly damaged. The top of the staircase has roofed-gate that leads to the porch. The walls of the terrace are supported by blocks of andesite covered with layers of white stones on its surface. The walls of the porch are plain, without decoration from bottom to the top. A niche, which has no clear function, is situated close to the southern end of the west wall of the third terrace. The two buildings have no entrance doors to the temple body, because there is no space inside, however, researches indicate that the temple has a cavity. The niches are empty, although Shiva-styled statues of 3 goddesses and 4 gods were said to be found during temple restoration. The four sides of each building only have niches to put statue in. A plain carving of Kalamakara statue, complete with its lower jaw, is placed above the niche frame. No reliefs are found on the walls and base, except simple carvings of leaves and human figure. The roof of the temple is composed of horizontal layers with pointed top. The roof’s edge has ratna and kumuda pattern.
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Sari Suragedug Temple
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
Morning 6:00 am to Evening 9:00 pm