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Candi Kedulan.JPG
The ruins of Candi Kedulan
General information
Architectural style Hindu candi
Town or city near Yogyakarta (city), Yogyakarta
Country Indonesia
Completed circa 9th century
Client Sailendra or Mataram Kingdom

Kedulan temple (Indonesian: Candi Kedulan) is a ruin of 9th-century Hindu candi located not far from Sambisari temple. The temple is located in Tirtomartani village, Kalasan subdistrict, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The style and architecture bears striking similarities with nearby Sambisari temple. And just like Sambisari, the temple compound is buried around 6 metres below the present surface, as the result of lahar flow of the past eruption of Mount Merapi in the north.[1]

The temple complex took form as a compound enclosed in stone walls, with parts are still buried underground. Within the enclosure, there are four temples; one main temple facing east, and three smaller ancillary temples (candi perwara) in front of main temple on eastern side in row north to south. The style and layout is quite similar to Sambiari temple, however Sambisari temple is facing west, and located around 2.5 kilometres to the southwest.


The main temple was accidentally discovered in 24 November 1993, when a group of volcanic sand miners quarried the land. The land was communally owned by village. Subsequently, archaeological excavation were commenced, led by BP3 Yogyakarta. After digging 6 to 7 metres deep, the ruins of temple main building were uncovered. The temple floor plan is a square measuring 13.7 metres on each sides, and the height of main building is 8.009 metres tall.[1] Currently, the temple is in disrepair; some parts are still buried and some stones are missing.

As for 2017, the archaeological study and reconstruction project is currently on progress. By early 2018, the temple reconstruction phase entered anastylosis phase. The restoration of the entire Kedulan Temple complex is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Indonesia, Perpustakaan Nasional Republik Indonesia / National Library of. "Candi Kedulan (Yogyakarta) - Kepustakaan Candi". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  2. ^ Ajie, Stefanus (17 February 2018). "Kedulan Temple restoration enters anastylosis phase". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2018-03-12.

External links

  • Kedulan temple map in wikimapia
  • Kedulan temple map in google

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