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Singosari Temple

Singosari is another Hindus temple in East Java and it is located in Candirenggo village, Malang. It was found by the Dutch people in early of 18th century AD. The possibility, giving this name because it is shape resembles a tower. Also ever given name of Cella temple by archaeologist from Europe, referring to four openings in the wall of body section. According to information from W. Van Schmid who visited this temple in 1856, the local people gave name as Dome temple. At the end of the name, which until now was used because located Singosari. Some people call it Renggo temple name because it is in Renggo village.

The buildings form arguably, because the temple has 2 levels. The Chambers should be in the body of the temple, but the temple of Singosari actually contained at the foot part. Chambers initially also contained inside of Durgamahisasuramardhini statue, Ganesha statue at the east part and the south part is usual statue of ascetics which known as Rishi Agastya. However, currently only statue of Agastya, while others have been taken away in to Leiden of Netherlands. The reason why Agastya statue was not brought to Netherlands, caused condition of statue has been damaged due to a severe. So, it was not considered feasible brought as gifts to the queen of the Netherlands at the time.

This Singosari temple is one of Hindus temple in East Java area and right now is getting more people come and learn it. The government takes care of this temple and become one of tourism spot.