The Brahu Temple is located in the Trowulan Subdistrict, Mojokerto Regency. This temple is situated in front of the Office of the Government Agency for the Conservation of Historical and Ancient Heritage, along the freeway between Mojokerto and Jombang, East Java.
To visit the temple, visitors must drive away from the traffic and follow a short, paved lane to the north. The Brahu Temple is on the left, 1.8 kilometers from the freeway.
Several archaeologists say that the Brahu temple is older than any other temple in Trowulan. The name Brahu is said to derive from the word ‘Wanaru’ or ‘Warahu,’ a shrine mentioned in the inscription on the copper sculpture of ‘Alasantan.’
The sculpture was found 45 meters west of the Brahu temple. The copper sculpture was created in 861 Javanese year, or, to be exact, on 9 September 939 AD by order of King Mpu Sindok of Kahuripan.
According to urban myths, the temple existed as a crematorium, a spot where the kings of Brawija were burned down. Research has been performed and the findings have turned to contradict myths, as work has failed to locate ashes or remains inside the temple.
The temple is facing west and has a rectangular shape with dimensions of 18 meters x 22.5 meters and is 20 meters high, measured from the base to the roof.
Compared to the other temples around Trowulan, the Brahu Temple was constructed of bricks.
The reconstruction of the Brahu Temple began in 1990 and was completed in 1995.
There used to be several other temples in the area, according to local residents. They were the Temple of Muteran, the Temple of Gedong, the Temple of Tengah and the Temple of Gentong.