Temple Bojongmenje

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Located at an altitude of 698 m above sea level, occupies an area of ​​Temple Bojongmende 843 m². This temple is estimated to come from the century 5-6 (Haryono, 2002), or the 7th century (Djubiantono, 2002). Temple Bojongmenje enshrinement represents the type emanating from the mountains or highlands region because the temple of West Java from the highlands are generally made of natural stone, such as andesite, tuff at Temple Cangkuang in Garut, West Java, while in the north, or in the lowlands made of baked clay (brick) such as Site Batujaya and Cibuaya.
The discovery of the phallus and yoni in restoration activities in 2004 on the foundation base of the temple makes it clear that religion that underlie the construction of this temple is a Hindu Bojongmenje-Šiava (Siwaisme), because-yoni phallus is a symbol of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati combined for purposes of worship.
You will only see only the foot of the temple were left, while the body and the roof was not found. Ancient buildings are situated on the banks of the River Cimande, has a square floor plan with measures 6.40 x 6.77 meters and 0.86 meters high, built using tufa stone materials. Established on a foundation made up of pairs of stone blocks with a length of 7.67 meters, 7.40 meters wide. Overall, the foot consists of a frame panels, frame rate and frame padma composed of five layers of rock that consists of pairs of stone blocks notched at the bottom of the prepared system stacks. The rest of the temple consists of a single layer of stones on the outside (stone skin), being in the middle is filled with other stones that serve as a stuffing.

Address: Kampung Bojongmenje RT 03 RW 02, Desa Cangkuang, District Rancaekek
Coordinates: 6 57 '57 "s, 107 48' 6" E
Directions: 24 km southeast of Bandung, on the south side of the highway linking the city of Bandung Rancaekek with Tasikmalaya-Garut-Ciamis
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