Songgoriti is a sulphuric hot spring, discovered ages ago of which the temple Songgoriti is still standing strong. A tiny pool is filled with sulphuric hot water directly from the mountains. It is believed to heal several diseases.
Songgoriti temple and hot spring are located in a valley between Mt. Arjuna and Mt. Panderman. The temple is built on a spring that in the past was believed to heal various diseases. According to the story, King Sindoh - a king of the Majapahit Kingdom, sanctified his kris (Javanese knife/sword) in Singgoriti hot spring.
Origin Songgoriti temple
The temple is made of andesit, while the foundation is made of red brick. It is believed that the temple was built around the 9th century. It has a typical Central Javanese style as the body contains niches. In the east niche one can find a damaged statue of Ganesha. In the north niche Agastya was placed, but can't be found in the temple. Agastya is one of the seven pastors who spread Hinduism in Southeast Asia and Java.
This temple was first recorded by Van IJsseldijk in 1799, and then by Rigg in 1849 and Brumund in 1863. In 1902, Knebel did an inventory on which a renovation followed in 1921. Other renovations were carried out between 1936 and 1946. During the renovation a lingga and yoni stone were discovered, made of gold and bronze. Nowadays only small parts of the temple are still standing.
The function of the temple is not yet clear. One thinks that it was a holy area for certain rituals, as the water that emerges from beneath the temple is sulphuric.
Entrance fee and opening hours sulphuric hot spring Songgoriti
During weekdays it is a rustic spot to visit, while weekends it is too crowded to inhale relaxation.
Price: IDR 15,000 per person
Opening hours: 08.00 - 21.00