Candi (temple) Gayatri, Tulungagung, East Java, Indonesia

Gayatri Temple is remain of Hindu, located in the middle of settlement in Boyolangi, Tulungagung, East Java. On the stairs there are number depicted 1289 Saka or 1367 and 1291 Saka or 1369, probably the numbers refer to the construction year.

This temple is believed to be the grave of Gayatri or Sri Rajapatni the fourth wive of Raden Wijaya, the first king of Majapahit and mother of Sri Gitarja or Tribhuwana Tunggadewi, the grandmother of Hayam Wuruk.

Boyolangu was mentioned in Negarakertagama, as Bayalangu / Bhayalango (Bhaya means danger, alang means to block) as place to purify. Here is the translation from negarakertagama:

In Boyolangu village, Boyolangu, there is Gayatri Temple. This temple is place to temple-ize Gayatri (Sri Rajapatni), Prajnyaparamitapuri was the name of the grave temple built Sri Padukapatni blessed by the priest Jnyanawidi, who is old, comprehend tantra, collecting religion knowledge as the incarnation of Empu Barada, enliven The King;s heart (Pupuh LXIX, verse 1)

In Bayalangu will be built also grave temple of Sri Rajapatni , again Priest  Jnyanawidi is assigned to bless the land. The plan has been approved by the menteri demung , his name is Boja Wisesapura, if the temple is perfectly built. (Pupuh LXIX, Verse 2)

She was the daughter of Kertanegara, the last king of Singasari. All of Kertanegara daughters married to Raden Wijaya, and Gayatri was the most beautiful princess. This temple structure is square, the entrance is on the west, and the complex has main temple and two perwara temple on south and north. The main temple is 11.40 m x 11.40 m,  and there us a Gayatri statue of 1.1 m x 1 m x 1 meter.

The north perwara temple has two Yoni each yoni’s  tap is supported by dragon head, ganesha and a jaladwara,IN other perwara temple has Nandi statue, Dwarapala statue and Mahisasuramandhini statue, the temple is completed with andesit block material.