Ngempon temple or temple also called Pops was one of the Hindu temple located in the district of Semarang. The temple is situated in the village Ngempon Ngempon, District Bergas, Semarang regency, located about two kilometers from the Market Karangjati. Ngempon temple is a relic of Sanjaya dynasty built in the 8th century,
Ngempon temple situated in the valley which is the paddy fields, temples surrounded by fences invitation that deliberately to restrict around the temple. Besides, the position of the temple close to the river. The temple consists of nine buildings of the temple, but which now stands just four., To the four temples that have been in the reconstruction of its location in the middle of the area. At first glance the temples were already reconstructed the look the same, because of the detail, arches and ornaments are very exact, but actually there is a temple that is larger than the others.
While the five temples that are not in the reconstruction position is behind the temples that have been reconstructed. Rocks piled foundations postscript the temple ruins. Very difficult to estimate the magnitude of the temple would be built is not yet especially its shape but is suspected of a pile of rocks is the temple size is smaller than temples that have been built.
The temple construction is done in 1952 by the Department of Antiquities to construct a temple on the ruins. In its development, in 2006 the Archaeological Heritage Preservation Hall, Central Java compile again a temple that is smaller than the first. This place was found a 9 point foundation of the temple, but currently only four temples just finished reconstructed
Actually, there is a statue in the temple Ngempon found, among others, Durga, Ganesha, Kinara Kinari, and Nandi. These statues measuring one meter. And now kept in Museum Ronggowarsito Semarang.
source : perpusnas.go.id & semarangplus.com
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