If you want to know more about the Hindu culture, you do not have to travel somewhere. There are many temples built in different regions in Indonesia. As for the City of Surabaya, you can also find temples here, one of which is Pura Agung Jagat Karana. This is where Hindus go to when they want to worship god. Are you curious to know the details of the temple? We care to explain it to you. The temple was inaugurated in November, 1969, which coincided with the Saraswati Celebration.
Ever since the temple was built, it has undergone restoration to fix several parts. It is located on the 1st, Lumba-lumba Street, Surabaya. The guards are very strict to people who want to enter the temple courtyard. It is exclusively for worship, so you might have a hard time getting admission to enter the place. It is not like some temples in Bali in which tourists are allowed to enter and also see the inside of the temples. If you come to this place, you may only be allowed to take pictures from the outside. Well, if you are very curious about the interior, go check them out on the internet. There you can find pictures of this temple on the inside.
Even if you do not have a chance to enter the temple area, the exterior is just as fascinating to look at. Built on an area of 7703 m2, it is quite a spectacle. There are several sections inside the temple, pretty much like any other temple. They are the main Mandala Utama, Mandala Madya, and Mandala Nista. Each one of these areas serves a different purpose. Midsize to large temples usually have these areas. The rituals done here are also like other temples. There are several great sightings outside. Near the front gate, you will find a statue of a woman. She is known as the goddess Saraswati. According to legend, this goddess has 8 arms with each one holding a different thing.