Rat Temple is located in the hamlet regency, East Java. The temple, measuring 29.5 x28, 25 meters high and 5.2 meters overall. The name is taken from the history of the temple rats discovery when it was first discovered there was found a lot of mice, rats and pests are attacking villages in the surrounding farms. First discovered in 1914 and then performed the restoration in 1983-1986.
According to some sources say that the Temple
Mice is a replica or symbol Mahameru. temple
Rat Temple is called for, when found
a place that prey on breeding mice
Rat Temple in the middle there is a miniature four small temples are considered to represent Mount Mahameru dwelling place of gods and source of all life in the form of water flowing from pancuran-pancuran/jaladwara found along the foot of the temple. Water is regarded as holy water amrta, which is the source of all building symbolizes purity kehidupan .Architect Mount Mahameru as bersemayamnya place of the gods. According to Hindu belief, Mount Mahameru is where the water source Tirta Amrita or water of life, which is believed to have magical powers and can provide well-being, from the myth of water flowing in Rat Temple Mount Mahameru.
mountain were attributable to the sacred mountain Meru is considered the natural center universe which has a cosmogony that is the foundation of trust would be the existence of a harmony between the world (microcosm) and the universe (macrocosm). According to the Hindu conception, the universe consists of a continent called Jambudwipa center surrounded by seven seas and seven mainland and are all limited by the high mountains. So it is very likely a petirtaan Rat Temple sanctified by Hindus and Buddhists, as well as a regulator of the water discharge at the time of Majapahit