Penataran temple be located in Penataran village, Nglegok subdistrict, Blitar regency. Penataran temple is the biggest temple in east java. Located at the foot of Mount Kelud and the air feels natural so cool here. Penataran temple is the famous temple in Blitar. This temple has stood in the great era of the three kingdoms, is Majapahit, Singasari and Kediri. Penataran temple consists of three yards. In the font yards consisting of the Bale Agung, Pendopo Teras, and Angka Tahun temple. In the central yard iss Induk temple. This is the main temple in Penataran temple. And the back yard there is a fish pond.
There are we can look some temple with relief, many sellers are selling snack and drinks, area park, mosque, and toilet. We can do take a picture together and we pass many beautiful view. Then we go home with happy. Unfortunately, Penataran temple doesn’t have acomodation. This temple complex is a cluster of several buildings that ran in the northwest-southeast axis. On the back of the main temple on the east side there is a river nearby Mount Kelud. The temple complex is arranged in a linear pattern, some ancillary temple and hall pavilion located in front of the main temple. The layout is different from the temple in Central Java style, for example Sewu, which are arranged in a mandala pattern concentric with the main temple is located in the center courtyard of the temple surrounded by rows of ancillary temples. Linear arrangement pattern with a pattern somewhat irregular in Penataran temple is typical of East Java style that developed in Kediri until the Majapahit era, and then continued on a pattern layout Pura Bali.
Upgrading Temple building complex occupies a land area of 12 946 square meters in a row stretching from the northwest to the east and southeast. The entire complex enshrinement pages except the southeastern part is divided into three sections, separated by two walls. To more easily understand kompek Penataran temple, parts of Penataran temple called the front page, a central courtyard and backyard. The composition of the temple complex of Upgrading a very unique and are not arranged symmetrically. It is a portrait that the making of the temple is not in one period. Inscription Palah is the inscription made by King Srengga and found in the temple courtyard Upgrading to the year 1119 Saka or 1197 AD explains that “signifies Kertajaya happy with the fact does not occur disappearance of the four corners of the catastrophe” of the phrase “tandhan krtajayayåhya / ri bhuktiniran tan pariksirna nikang hyang chess headman hinaruhåra nika “. The excitement then he lavished with construction orders inscription written in a linggapala by Amogeçwara MPU or MPU also called Talaluh. The building functioned to worship him Bathara Palah, as stated in the inscription that beerbunyi “Cri Maharaja sdangnira sanityangkên Pratidina i sira Palah majesty of Lord” which means “When she Sri Maharaja senantiyasa every day are in place Bathara Palah”. And Penataran temple referred to as Palah temple.