Batujaya [monastery?], (near) Segaran, Jawa Barat, ID

Raw data

"Batujaya historical site is a temple complex that occupies 40 hectares of land comprising two villages, Segaran and Telagajaya in Batujaya Sub-district, Karawang District. The complex is 39 kilometers away to the west of Karawang, and it is only 6 kilometers away from the northern coastline. […T]emples in Batujaya are made of bricks. […]
Although no data is available concerning when and by whom the temples were built, archeologists estimate that temples in Batujaya can be the oldest in Java, built during Tarumanegara Kingdom era (from 5th century until 6th century AD). Until 1997, there were 24 temple sites were discovered in Batujaya. Six of them, mostly are remains of a construction, have been studied. Experts believe that more hidden sites may come up later. It is interesting to note that all temples in Batujaya face 50 degrees away from due north. 
Among the sites that have been examined are Jiwa Temple site and Blandongan Temple site. Both sites are located close to each other. Blandongan Temple is 21.6 meters in length, and it faces northwest. The shape of the temple and its structure are still unknown. Although the function of the temple is still a mystery, the word blandongan in the local language means a hall or a big building to seat a lot of people or guests. Based on the discovery of a stupa in Segaran Village, Telagajaya, experts believe that Batujaya Temple Complex is a Buddhist compound." - PNRI (2000:Batujaya)

Lat -6.069444, Long 107.168889 -

Batujaya, Indonesia Page
World:Indonesia:Propinsi Jawa Barat
Lat -6.0717 Long 107.1550

Segaran, Indonesia Page
Other names: Segaran 1,Segaran Satu
World:Indonesia:Propinsi Jawa Barat
Lat -6.0703 Long 107.1475

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 10, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 10 Aug 2010

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Batujaya [monastery?], ID.

General location of the Batujaya [monastery?], ID.
Lat -6.0567 Long 107.1535
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:[monastery?],%20ID)&ll=-6.0567,107.1535&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Batujaya [monastery?] - PNRI (2000:Batujaya)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Indonesia:Propinsi Jawa Barat

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat -6.0567 Long 107.1535 - based on visual identification of the Batujaya [monastery?] ruins in satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 10 Aug 2010.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • [missing data]

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • 5-6th c. CE - PNRI (2000:Batujaya)
  • MBM chrono-tag 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p - tmciolek 27 Dec 2012
  • 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

  • [missing data]

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