Kidal Temple

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Kidal temple
Detail of Kala and Makaras carved on lintel of Kidal temple portal

Kidal (Indonesian: Candi Kidal) is a Hindu temple built under the Singhasari dynasty.[1] It is situated in the Rejokidal village in the Tumpang district of East Java, approximately 20 km east of Malang. The temple was built around 1248 and restored in the 1990s. The temple is composed of three levels that are situated on a raised platform. At the foot of the temple, three Javanese masks depict the story of Garuda. The temple may have encased an image of Shiva depicted by the portrait of the Singhasari king, Anusapati.[2][3]:188


  1. ^ Nedi Putra AW, 'Seeking purity, reviving a tradition at Kidal temple', The Jakarta Post, 31 July 2013.
  2. ^ Michell, George, (1977) The Hindu Temple: An Introduction to its Meaning and Forms". pp. 160–161. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-53230-1
  3. ^ Cœdès, George (1968). The Indianized states of Southeast Asia. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824803681.

Coordinates: 8°02′S 112°43′E / 8.033°S 112.717°E / -8.033; 112.717

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