Bajangratu Indonesian Heritage Temple

Bajangratu Indonesian Heritage Temple

Bajangratu Indonesian Heritage Temple

      When we want to go to Mojokerto regency for finding temples, there are some temples can be found in this regency. One of them is Bajangratu Indonesian Heritage Temple. This temple is located in Kraton sub-village, Temon Village, Trowulan Subdistrict, Mojokerto Regency. It is about 3.5 kilometers away from Wringinlawang Temple and about 600 meters away from Tikus Temple.

      Bajangratu Indonesian Heritage Temple hides many secrets, as most of information revealing when the temple was erected, the king who instructed its construction and its functions remains unknown. The name Bajangratu was first mentioned in Oudheidkunding Verslag (OV) in 1915.

      Sri Soeyatmi Satari, an archeologist, claims that the name of Bajangratu is closely connected to Jayanegara, the king of Majapahit, since the word ‘bajang’ means a dwarf. According to Kitab (book) Pararaton and folklores, Jayanegara was enthroned at a tender age, when he was still a tiny young boy. The nickname Dwarf King or Bajangratu, however, stuck with him as he grew older. (Also read : Mangunan Batik Tourism Village) read more