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

This holy temple is located in Besakih Village, Rendang, Karangasem Regency, Bali. To visit the Besakih Temple Complex, it might seem a bit difficult for visitors who are accustomed to using public transportation because it is still limited. But you can consider several options such as: using travel tour services, ordering a taxi, or you can rent a vehicle and drive yourself to this location.

It is best for visitors to prepare some money if there is a charge to enter the temple. When traveling to temples in Bali, visitors will be asked to wear a sarong (cloth) and waist sash to enter the temple. This is common in Bali and at the same time to respect the culture that has existed in the temple since long ago.

Usually, this has been prepared at the temple and is included in the entry fee. But there is nothing wrong if you want to prepare it yourself or buy from the nearest merchant.

In addition to having a positive impact on the local economy, this will also help you blend in, learn about culture, and feel the friendly atmosphere of the residents. It's also great for adding souvenir collections to your display case, as special keepsakes that will always keep your memories while in Bali.

This public temple is situated on the high ground, on the same ridge with Pura Batu Madeg. Access to the temple is located near the T-junction, north of the Besakih Temple Library, after the Police Station. This sacred temple has a close relationship with Pura Dalem Puri. The government of Karangasem Regency has been responsible for this sacred temple.

The main shrine at Pura Prajapati Hyang Aluh is "gedong", a shrine with pyramid-shaped roofs made of natural fibers or "ijuk". This shrine is dedicated to worshiping Ida Ratu Ayu, also sometimes known as Dalem Prajapati.

In this temple there are also old statues of a priest (Rsi) and Garuda, both of which are on different shrine. The existence of these old statues seems to bring this temple back to the past. In addition, there are also structures of bebaturan, bale pavilions, and other supporting buildings.

The piodalan ceremony at Pura Hyang Aluh is celebrated on Tuesday or Anggara Kliwon wuku Prangbakat (Tuesday-Kliwon of the week Prangbakat). This temple is usually crowded during the piodalan ceremony. The worshippers came wearing their traditional costumes, praying together to invoke for peace and salvation. When the weather is sunny, you can witness an awesome view of Mount Agung.


  2. _ Besakih Temple _ on March 11, 2020
  3. Image : Original Collection

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