May 28, 2020

Pura Penataran Agung Besakih - The Central Sanctuary and Most Important in Bali

Pura Penataran Agung is the central sanctuary of Besakih Temple Complex. This temple is the largest and most important in Bali. The temple is on the south-western slope of Mount Agung, the highest volcano of Bali. Along the road to the temple, you will be accompanied by beautiful landscape and lush rice fields.

Pura Penataran Agung Besakih, Penataran Agung Temple Besakih

May 13, 2020

Pura Ulun Kulkul Besakih - Nice Temple And Sacred Slit Gong

Pura Ulun Kulkul is one of the temples in Besakih Temple Complex, dedicated to worshiping Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in manifestation as Lord Mahadewa or I Dewa Ulun Kulkul. The temple lies about 350 meters down-ridge from Penataran Agung Temple, on the left side of the approach-way.

Pura Ulun Kulkul Besakih, Ulun Kulkul Temple Besakih

May 6, 2020

Pura Basukian Besakih Bali - Temple of Origin

Pura Basukian Besakih is the last temple of the approach-way, only a few meters from the foot of Pura Penataran Agung. It is said that in this temple, a holy man named Rsi Markandeya planted a "kendi" jar containing five elements, called Pancadatu. The temple is also mentioned to be the forerunner of the existing Besakih Temple Complex.

Pura Basukian Besakih, Pura Basukian Puseh Jagat

April 29, 2020

Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih - Nice Temple and Holy Priest

Pura Merajan Kanginan is one of the temples in the Besakih Temple Complex and is dedicated to honouring Mpu Bradah and Bhatara Indra. Aside from Pura (Parhyangan) Merajan Kanginan, Mpu Bradah is also honoured in Pura Penataran Agung, and his name becomes the name of an inscription (Bradah Inscription).

Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih, Merajan Kanginan Temple Besakih

April 25, 2020

Pura Manik Mas Besakih Bali - Beautiful and Important Temple

Pura Manik Mas lies about 850 meters down-ridge (south-west) from Pura Penataran Agung, is one of the temples in the Besakih Temple Complex. The existence of this temple is often associated with the important role of heat or magma in the bowels of the earth. Like the source of heat from the Sun, heat from the earth's magma is also an important source of energy for life on earth. The temple also has a relationship with Pura Dalem Puri.

Pura Manik Mas Besakih, Manik Mas Temple Besakih

April 17, 2020

Pura Gelap Besakih Bali - Temple of Lightning

Pura Gelap is one of the temples in Besakih Temple Complex, lies about 350 meters up-ridge from the main stairs leading to Pura Penataran Agung. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic views of the lush green valleys, and also an exclusive view to the summit of Mount Agung. This temple offers a cool and calm spot for spectacular photographs.

Pura Gelap Besakih, Pura Gelap Bali

April 11, 2020

Pura Merajan Selonding Besakih - Holy Temple and The Ancient Selonding Orchestra (Gamelan Selonding)

Pura Merajan Selonding is one of the temples in the Besakih Temple Complex. This temple is close to Pura Ulun Kulkul, less than 100 meters north-west from the main road (Jl. Entry Pura Besakih). This sacred temple is touted as a merajan temple (family temple) from one of the ancient Balinese kings named Sri Wira Dalem Kesari, while his palace in Besakih was named Bumi Kuripan.

Pura Merajan Selonding Besakih, Merajan Selonding Temple Besakih

March 31, 2020

Pura Dalem Puri Besakih - Sacred Temple and Peaceful Atmosphere in Karangasem Bali

Pura Dalem Puri is one of the temples in Besakih Temple Complex, lies about one kilometer to the south-west of Pura Penataran Agung. This holy temple is related to certain ceremonies involving the deitified souls of deceased family members. This is said to be the place where the holy souls are staying after the death ritual (Ngaben and Nyekah). The family will bring back the souls of their family members to be prayed at the family house temple or "merajan".

Pura Dalem Puri Besakih, Pura Dalem Puri Temple

March 21, 2020

Pura Banua Kawan Besakih - Temple with Unique Ceremony in Karangasem Bali

Pura Banua Kawan is one of Besakih Temple Complex, lies about 200 meters down-ridge from Pura Penataran Agung. This is a sacred temple dedicated to worshiping Ida Bhatari Sri or Dewi Sri as the goddess of rice, fertility and prosperity.

Pura Banua Kawan Besakih, Banua Kawan Temple Besakih

March 14, 2020

Pura Hyang Aluh Besakih Bali - Beautiful Temple and Nice Panorama!

Pura Hyang Aluh is one of the Besakih Temple Complex. This temple is also known as Pura Jenggala, functioned as Pura (Kahyangan) Prajapati. Pura Prajapati Hyang Aluh is dedicated to worshiping Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, in manifestation as Ida Ratu Ayu, is identified with Prajapati, the lord of the graveyard.

Pura Hyang Aluh Besakih, Pura Prajapati Hyang Aluh