Candi Mirigambar

Candi Mirigambar terletak di desa Mirigambar, kecamatan Sumbergempol, Tulungagung. Candi ini tersusun dari batu bata. Meskipun hanya berbentuk reruntuhan, akan tetapi keagungannya masih bisa terlihat sampai sekarang.

Keindahan tersebut tercermin pada sisa-sisa reliefnya yang terpahat halus di permukaan batu bata. Relief yang terpahat di Candi Mirigambar ini mengisahkan tentang legenda Angling Dharma, sehingga candi ini sering juga disebut dengan sebutan Candi Angling Dharma.

Candi Mirigambar diperkirakan dibangun pada akhir abad XII hingga akhir abad XIV, sesuai dengan relief angka yang terpahat pada candi ini yakni 1214 Saka dan 1310 Saka. Dari situ pula dapat dilihat bahwa, pembangunan candi Mirigambar tergolong cukup lama, yakni sejak akhir pemerintahan Kertanegara (Singosari) hingga masa pemerintahan Hayam Wuruk (Majapahit).

Banyaknya tinggalan-tinggalan lain di sekitar Candi MiriGambar, mengindikasikan bahwa dahulunya lokasi ini merupakan sebuah komplek percandian yang sangat luas. Sehingga tidak mengherankan jiga pembangunannya memakan waktu yang cukup lama. Tinggalan-tinggalan lain yang berada di sekitar Candi Mirigambar antara lain Bekas Pemandian Mliwis Putih, Candi Tuban, dan reruntuhan candi lain 300 m di timur Candi Mirigambar.

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