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Native name
Javanese: ꦩꦼꦤ꧀ꦢꦸꦠ꧀
LocationMagelang, Central Java
Coordinates7°36′20″S 110°13′44″E / 7.6055°S 110.229°E / -7.6055; 110.229
BuiltOriginally built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty
Restored byTheodoor van Erp [nl]
Criteriai, ii, vi
Designated1991 (15th session)
Part ofBorobudur Temple Compounds
Reference no.592
State Party Indonesia
RegionSoutheast Asia
Mendut is located in Java
Location within Java
Mendut is located in Indonesia
Mendut (Indonesia)

Mendut (Indonesian: Candi Mendut) is a Buddhist temple built in the 9th century during Sailendra dynasty. It is 2.9 km east of Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java. Based on Karangtengah inscription (dated 824 AD), Mendut temple was created and finished during King Indra's reign. Candi Mendut, Candi Pawon and Candi Borobudur form a straight line geographically, which symbolizes the binding unity of Buddhist temples during its ritual ceremonies.[1]

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  1. J. L. Moens (1951). "Barabudur, Mendut en Pawon en hun onderlinge samenhang (Barabudur, Mendut and Pawon and their mutual relationship)" (PDF). Tijdschrift voor de Indische Taai-, Land- en Volkenkunde. Het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen: 326–386. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 10, 2007. Retrieved March 9, 2022. trans. by Mark Long