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Candi Gebang - Year 730 AD to 800 AD

Jakarta (Dreamland Library) - Located in the Condongcatur area, south of the village of Gebang, Ngemplak District, Sleman Regency, approximately 11 kilometers from the center of Yogyakarta.

The discovery of this Hindu temple began with the discovery of a statue of Ganesha by local residents in November 1936. Based on that discovery, archeologists began to research the possibility of a temple at the location of the statue's discovery.

It is assumed that the Ganesha statue is part of a building. After ascertaining the existence of a temple at that location, further excavation, reconstruction and restoration were carried out, which took place from 1937 to 1939 under the leadership of Van Romondt.

No information about the historical background of Gebang Temple was obtained. It's just that, judging from the existence of phallus, yoni and Ganesha statues, it is certain that Gebang Temple is a Hindu temple. In addition, a high proportion of the legs indicates that the temple was built in the period between 730-800 AD

Gebang Temple is a square base building with a size of 5.25 m x 5.25 m with a height of 7.75 m. The basic material used for the construction of the temple is andesite stone. The body of the temple stands on feet about 2 meters high. There is no sculpture at the foot of the temple.

The entrance to the room in the body of the temple is located on the east side. On either side of the entrance there is a niche where the statue. In the northern niche there is a statue of Nandiswara while the southern niche is empty. It is said that in the niche there was a Mahakala statue. On the west side (back) there is a niche filled with the Ganesha statue sitting on a yoni with a trunk pointing north.

No stairs were found to climb up the hallway at the surface of the temple's feet. Although there are allegations, the ladder is made of easily fragile materials, such as wood, but no definitive information has been obtained about the absence of these stairs.

In the body of the temple there is a room. In the middle of the room there is a yoni and phallus, but now the phallus stuck above the yoni is no longer in place. The roof of the temple is arranged with a phallus-shaped peak which is erect on a hall.

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