Selo griyo The lost temple


I found this place Selogriyo temple accidentally.
At about 8:00 AM, I left the town of Magelang up the nephew's motorcycle loans.
I deliberately took the path-Windusari Bandongan-Tembarak, and avoid lane-Secang Payaman which is always jammed.
In addition to avoiding congestion, Bandongan line also offers a compelling panorama of almost the whole way. On the left side of the mountain road lined Lean, Giyanti, and Malang, who becomes the foreground Cleft mountain in the distance. While on the right path lies with the Progo river valley town of Mount Merapi, Magelang and row-Merbabu-Andong-Telomoyo as a backdrop.
So along the way my incessant photographing panoramic beauty of nature that served with it.
Until then I came in Kembang Kuning village, district Windusari, about 80-10 km from the center of Magelang.
In a corner, I saw a small sign that read 'Temple Selogriyo'. I stopped and asked a mother who was standing in front of his house, is it true that little bend toward the Temple Selogriyo?
"True. It was about two kilometers, "the mother replied pleasantly. He also said yes when I asked if the motor can be up to the temple site. Armed with that information, I turn my bike and race through the small streets climbing to the top of the mountain Giyanti. This 1.5-meter wide roads lined konblok jointed concrete. On the left-right-sized row houses not too wide. Soon came my bike on the plains not so broad. At the end of the plain stood a sturdy gate to gate to the temple.
Arch of concrete with stone form and ornament of this temple looks quite new. Ornaments arch-headed 'when' and 'makara', while the roof arch patterned cakruk joglo.
"Just made in 2007 and then," said the young man who served as park builders.Entering the gate, I then had a fairly steep stairs along the 50 meters. I had stopped in the middle of the stairs, took a deep breath and stretch waist for a moment. It turned out that age can not be denied, should be able to compromise enough to face this difficult terrain. Up above, at the top of the stairs, bushland lies not so broad.
Various fruit trees are dense enough to grow in the foothills surrounding the plain.
Right in the middle of the plain stood Selogriyo Temple.The temple was not so big, measuring 5.2 mx 5.2 m, height 5.5 m, is located right in the middle of the plains.
Became the center of the plain view of the lap Giyanti hills of this mountain. This position makes the Hindu temple which was founded in VIII century AD, it seems pretty amazing. Seeing the beauty of this temple, and the freshness of the surrounding air, fatigue that was felt in the body vanished instantly. This temple is facing east, toward Giyanti hill slopes and valleys. There was a booth (garbagraha), which was empty inside. It is estimated that in the first place there phallus and yoni
as another form of Shiva Mahadeva. In the four side walls of the temple there are five niches where statues embodiment of god. But in this niche is now living statues without heads. It is the statues of Durga Mahesasura, Ganesya, Agastya, Nandiswara, and Mahakala. Peak-shaped fruit called Amalaka.
Actually it only needs 500 rupiah as a fee to enter the temple area.
That the rate for local tourists.
Very cheap, compared to foreign tourists for 5000 rupiah.
But the return of the price of mineral water and orange which I have deliberately not enjoyed.
It was in appreciation of the loyalty of the temple guards who had accompanied me in all friendliness.
Slowly kupacu my bike down the hill. I left the temple with the promise at the heart Selogriyo a time when I had come back here, enjoy all this beauty.

J Driver

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