The motto of the city is closely related to the origin of Ken Arok, approximately 8 centuries ago became place name in Sekotar temple named Malang. The temple location is still in question and requires further research. Malang city and surrounding areas including Singosari, which was the center and culture of the politics in year 760-1414, by writing in Dinoyo stone. The activity during that time was followed by cultural and can’t be described as the development of one dynasty, but a series of political and cultural activities of some derivatives.
Further expressed from several breeds, there are clearly separated in the sense which there is no relationship between one another descendants, such descendants Dewasimba, Gajayana in Dinoyo with Balitung descent. Daksha, Tulodog and then Sindhok. Descendants going to Dharmawangsa, Airlangga until the last rule was king Kertajaya (1215-1222). Then the emergence of Ken Arok dynasty was the first relay Majapahit kings until the last king of Tumapel (1447-1451). At the time of Ken Arok showed activities, Tumapel just a district in Jenggala area rule at that time was under by Kertajaya of Kediri kingdom. The Batara Malangkucecwara mentioned in a charter of the year 908 near Singosari.
Charter in 907 it was explained, that the people who got the charter was God cults in Malang, Putecwara Kutusan, Cilebhedecwara, and Tulecwara. The mention of names like Batara in Malangkucecwara, putecwara proves that these names are kings who ruled and buried in Batara temple. The Dinoyo temple lies in the countryside of Malang city, East Java Province.