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Plaosan temple is settled in Bugisan village, Klaten district, 1.5 kilometres to the east of Sewu temple. The temple is an ancient building compound comprising of 2 building complexes, Plaosan Lor Temple complicated (lor is a Javanese word which means north) and Plaosan Kidul Temple complicated (kidul is a Javanese word which means south). The relief sculptures seen at the compound fine and careful, like sculptures found at Borobudur, Sewu and dress temples.
Experts claim that Plaosan Temple, a Buddhist shrine, was designed throughout the time of Mataram Hindu Kingdom, once Rakai Pikatan was at the helm at the dawn of the ninth century. Diamond State Casparis, one in every of the proponents of the claim, based mostly his viewpoint on the inscription on Cri Kahulunan ancient stone (842 AD). The inscription stone states that Plaosan Lor Temple was designed by Queen Sri Kahulunan, with an support from her husband. Diamond State Casparis argued any that Sri Kahulunan was a designation entitled to Pramodhawardani, the female offspring of King Samarattungga of Syailendra family. The patrician a Buddhist married Rakai Pikatan of Sanjaya family, who was a Hindu.
Other consultants argue that Plaosan Temple was designed before Rakai Pikatan reigned. Anggraeni, a soul of the claim, believed that Sri Kahulunan, rather than a patrician was Rakai Garung, the precursor of Rakai Pikatan, who once dominated by Mataram. The time of Rakai Pikatan was too short to create a temple as massive as Plaosan. Rakai Pikatan, however, designed an appurtenant temple once of the most temple was erected.