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Badut Temple

Badut temple is located in Tidar, Malang. The Badut temple is a relic of King Gajayana Kanjuruhan in the kingdom. The temple is estimated to have more than 1.400 years old, and was founded in 760 AD.

Badut name comes from the Sanskrit language meaning Bha-dyut highlight star Canopus or highlight of Agastya. Badut temple was first discovered by a Dutch citizen of the Maureen Brencher. When it was found, the temple looks just mound rock, rubble on the ground. But after the restoration of the temple was apparently already collapsed and the only remaining part of the foot. There are still remnants of this temple there are statues, the statue of Ganesha, Agastya, Mahakala and Nadiswara. There are only statue of Durga Mahesasuramardhini remaining.

Badut temple been renovated twice in the year, the first in 1925-1926 and the second 1990-1991. Now, the temple became a tourist attraction that has a square plan. In addition, this Badut temple often held religious ceremonies for Hindu religion. Badut temple relatively quiet, because facilities are not adequate to the temple. It is unfortunate that the cultural heritage and historic heritage is less so in demand by the people of Indonesia.