Sari monastery, (near) Tirtomartani, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, ID

Raw data

"Sari temple is located in Bendan hamlet of Tirtamartani village, Kalasan, Sleman about 10 kilometers from Yogyakarta, and only around 3 kilometers from Kalasan temple. The temple is also named after the hamlet where it is situated.  
It is estimated that the temple was built at the same time as Kalasan temple on the 8th century AD during the rule of King Panangkaran. The two temples indeed have many similarities either in its architecture or relief. That these temples are correlated is stated in Kalasan inscription (700 Saka/778 AD). The inscription mentions that the spiritual advisors of Syailendra dynasty suggested King Tejapurnama Panangkarana or Rakai Panangkaran to build a shrine and a monastery for Buddhist monks. Following the suggestion, the king built Kalasan temple to the worship of Dewi Tara Sari temple as a monastery for Buddhist monks. That Sari temple serves as a monastery is indicated in the temple’s structures, structural components, and interior. The bell-shaped stupa on top indicates that this is a Buddhist temple." - PNRI (2000:Sari)

Tirtomartani, Indonesia Page
World:Indonesia:Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
Lat -7.7728 Long 110.4664

"Candi Sari (also named Candi Bendah) is a Buddhist temple located at Dusun (hamlet) Bendan, Tirtomartani village, Kalasan, Sleman regency, Yogyakarta. It is located about 130 meters north east from Kalasan temple. This temple was a two story building with wooden beams, floors, stairs completed with windows and doors; all from organic materials which now are decayed and gone. It is strongly suggested that the original function of this building was a vihara (Buddhist monastery), a dwelling place for monks."

Kalasan temple - Approx., Lat -7.76735, Long 110.47230 - based on the visual identification of the Candi Kalasan structure in satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 28 Jul 2010.

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 10, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 17 Sep 2013

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 Sari monastery, ID.

General location of the Sari monastery, ID.
Lat -7.7615 Long 110.4741
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20ID)&ll=-7.7615,110.4741&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Sari monastery - PNRI (2000:Sari)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Indonesia:Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat -7.7615 Long 110.4741 - based on the visual identification of the Sari site in satellite imagery,, - tmciolek, 10 Aug 2010.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

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8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Vajrayana?

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

  • circa 780 CE - PNRI (2000:Sari)

MBM chrono-tag 0767-99c - tmciolek 17 Sep 2013
0733-66p 0767-99c 0800-32p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

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

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

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