Baka temple is found around 3 km to the south of Prambanan temple or in the ballpark of 19 km to the east of Yogyakarta. Arranged on a rise ± 195.97 m above ocean level, Ratu Baka temple compound is arranged in a region fitting in with two villages of Sambirejo and Dawung.The Ratu Baka site is indeed not a temple, however demolishes of a castle. Consequently, this temple is likewise called Ratu Baka royal residence. Legend has it that site used to be the castle of Lord Baka, the father of Lara Jonggrang. The statement 'kraton' infers from Ka-ra-tu-a that means lord castle. It is assessed that the Ratu Baka castle was implicit the eighth century by Buddhist Syailendra tradition, and afterward possessed by the lords from Mataram which was a Hinduism. The occupation explanations for the structure of Baka castle impacted by both of Hinduism and Buddhism.Ratu Baka royal residence was revealed in the seventeenth century by Dutch classicist Hj De Graaf. The old temple was rediscovered in the year 1790 by Van Boeckholtz. The production of the revelation had pulled in researchers, for example Makenzie, Junghun, and Brumun to gather information on the site in year 1814. Promptly in the twentieth century Ratu Baka site was examined by Fdk Bosch, who reported the outcomes in an article entitled Keraton Van Ratoe Boko. Throughout the exploration Mackenzie discovered a statue of god-headed man and lady embracing one another. A stone column with trimmings of zoomorphic figures, for example elephant, horse, etcetera is additionally discovered around the remains.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of Mind
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).