Pura Gunung Kawi Temple
Pura Gunung Kawi temple, is an ancient monument is dated to the 11th century. This temple is situated in the village of tampaksiring, at the intersection jalam to Pura Tirta Empul. From the intersection, turn eastward and stop in a parking area. From here you have to walk down the path to the river Pakerisan a distance of about 700 yards from the parking area. With a normal step, you only need about 25 minutes to the location.
Before getting to temple complex, you will go through a gate to the shape of the tunnel. The gate is composed not of a building, but a hollowed rock cliff. After passing through the gate, we finally met with two groups of temples are carved on the stone cliff padas. Rows of the temple is located in the western and eastern river Pakerisan. Buildings such relief is eating from a distance Wungsu Children younger, ruler bali which is the sister of the king Airlangga who ruled in eastern Java.
The most right temple on the grave, by the archeologists considered the premier tomb because there written word meaning rakryan is minister. While the locals regard the home as a pastor who served the king of that era.
Gunung Kawi temple complex is located about 40 kilometers from Denpasar. You can easily find this temple because it is located not far from the main road to the region Tampaksiring. The admission price for Rp6000 temple per person.
Taro village located about 45 kilometers from Kuta. In this village there is a forest village populated by a group of white oxen. This animal is an animal sacred to the local community. The animals usually become complementary means of ceremonies in Bali. As a complement, the white bull was brought into place by the organizers of the ceremony and ritual ceremonies are led around the area ranging from the east to the south and so many as three times. This ceremony is called the mapepada or prototype daksina. After the ceremony is complete the white bull returned to the jungle village of Taro, after being given a variety of offerings.
Moreover, in this village there are two new tourist attraction elephant trekking. Here you can ride an elephant around forest footpaths around the village of Taro. You can also redirect the gayah ridden swim in the pool.
Although it is not too wide, the road to the village of Taro pretty good. You can easily reach by any vehicle. But no public transportation available in this area. If you want to get around by riding an elephant, you have to pay a ticket for $ 45.
Pura Penataran Sasih
Pura Penataran Sasih is one of the important temples in Bali. This temple has a very long history trail. Some experts call Pura Penataran Sasih is the oldest temple in Bali which is the center of the kingdom in the days of ancient Bali. From the results of research on the relics of ancient objects in the temple area, allegedly Pura Penataran Sasih existed prior to entry into bali hindu influence, the era of the Dong Son era in China, about 300 years BC. Hindus go to Bali around the 8th century AD.
In temples are situated in the village there are nekara Pejeng sized bronze 186.5 cm. nekara contains a very high symbolic value. At this nekara are ornate frog as a means of respect for ancestors. That said, this nekara is also used as a medium to invoke rain by masyaraat at that time.
In addition nekara bronze, in Pura Penataran Sasih also contained a relic shards inscriptions written on stone padas. However, writing with Kawi and Sanskrit languages that can not be read because of old age is dross. However, from the results of the study, there is the possibility of the inscription fragments derived from the 9th century or the beginning of the 10th century.
In this temple are also stored some hindu relics like stone inscriptions located in the southern part. The inscription has a different character from the 10th century. In the southeast there are fragments or used building with literacy Kediri make squares inscriptions that mention Parad Sang Hyang Dharma which means sacred building.
As an ancient temple that holds objects. Pura Penataran Sasih also famous and sacred dances are dances Sang Hyang Jaran. But the dance is only performed if there is a big ceremony at the temple. This dance is usually performed by four dancers are designated as in the arena. If you are appointed, your body will move itself beyond kesadara. But the point is usually affected local residents or outsiders who do have the intention to pray.
It’s easy to find Pura Penataran Sasih. This temple is located on a main road to Tampaksiring.
Pura Pusering Jagat
Try to ask where the center of the world to the villagers Pejeng, gianyar. Then deftly they would say that at Pura Pusering Jagat is center of the world. For them, Pura Pusering Jagat the beginning of life and civilization of the world. The conviction was most likely due to Pusering Jagat does mean center of the universe.
Pura Pusering Jagat an important temple in Bali. This temple is one of the six temples including the celestial universe that has a position in the middle. In Hindu cosmology, the middle is where bersemayan sthana or Lord Shiva.
Pusering Jagat temple located in the village in the past pejek which is the center of the kingdom of Bali Kuna. Many believe that in the entire word means paying Pejeng. From this village bali ancient kings to protect the people. But many suspect Pejeng word comes from the word that means light shelf. From brilliant light emitted to the entire universe.
In ejection history, Pura Pusering Jagat also known as Tasik or ocean center. Naming it will alert the public to the Hindu Adi Parwa story that has a story of the gods struggle in finding Tirtha Amertha or water of life at sea ksiramawa.
In this temple there is a statue that showed that this temple is a place of worship Shiva as the statue of Ganesha, Durga, are also statues Bhairawa. In this temple there is also an ancient relic called the vessel shape that symbolizes sudamala sangku spill holy water for life. In the picture there are sangku sudamala figures indicating saka year 1251.
Just like Pura Penataran Sasih, Pura Pusering Jagat very easy to want to find. This temple is located on a main road to Tampaksiring.
Pura Goa Gajah
Pura Goa Gajah Bedulu located in the village, about 26 kilometers from Denpasar city. This area is easily accessible because it is located on the tourist route Denpasar, Tampaksiring, Batur Lake and Kintamani.
This temple is surrounded by rice fields with beautiful river canyon Patanu. Around this temple there are historical places like Yeh Pulu, Building Arca, Samuan Three, Kebo Edan, Arjuna Metapa, Pusering Jagat, Upgrading Sasih, and others. However, until now, Pura Goa Gajah unknown origin with certainty.
Goa Gajah name is a combination of the name of the temple Guwa ancient name contained in the inscriptions and Lwa Gajah Ergajah expected common name in the late 10th century or era Kertagama State.
In the courtyard of the temple there is a place of ancient holy water which is divided into three chambers. Booths north and south the statue shower cubicle, while in the center there is only neat statues. Approximately 13 meters north, there is a T-shaped cave imprisoned, the hallway has a width of 2.75 meters and a height of 2 meters. In the hall there are 15 niches to be used as a place of prayer. On the east there trilingga niche and at the west end there is a statue Ganeca.
On page Pura Goa Gajah gathering relics discovered buildings can not be built again. Approximately 100 meters to the south of visible residual cliff temple. Most foot of the temple was still there a Chatra with paying 13 lying on the edge of the foot. Body temple was wearing a very beautiful decoration. There is also a section Chatra with three branches. Two Buddha statues with Dhynamudra attitude, which is sitting cross-legged with both hands in her lap and facing up, placed adjacent to the niche. face to face with this temple there is a niche to be imprisoned anyway. In front of this niche built resort and a pool hall.
What is interesting in these places there is a linga-yoni and ancient statues. Unfortunately these relics have been damaged, so it is no longer known with certainty when made and by whom. In addition there is also the rest of the ancient buildings such as the former doorway.
Mangening temple is located not far to the north of Pura Gunung Kawi. Distance of the temple from Denpasar city about 37 kilometers. Based on the findings of the former doorway, then historic preservation and archaeological Bali began making observations in the field and was followed by rescue excavations. This effort finally succeeded in finding the remains of an ancient building suspected prasada, which dates from the Anak Wungsu.
Pura Tirta Empul Tampaksiring
Tirta Empul means holy water that burst from the ground. Indeed, in this temple there is a lot of water spraying from a very big. pura springs is located in the east region of Tampaksiring, a government-owned palace where the president of Indonesia relax when visiting Bali.
Stone inscriptions are still tucked away in the village of Pura Tirta Empul Manukaya mention built by Queen Sri Candra Bhayasingha Manukaya Warmadewa in the area. This inscription contains 882 figures saka year.
Such as other temple in Bali. This temple had three sections which are Jaba temple, Jaba the middle, and offal. In the middle there are two Jaba rectangular pool and the pool has 30 showers in a row from east to west facing towards the south. Each shower has a name, according to tradition. One of them is a shower pengelukatan, pebersihan sudamala, and cetik.
Cetik shower or toxins and the name Tirta Empul have relationship with Balinese mythology. That is the battle Mayadenawa, king of the gods Indra Recent Stone. In mythology the king Mayadenawa being rude and not allow people to perform religious ceremonies to invoke the Lord’s salvation. Once the act is known by the gods, the gods led by Lord Indra attacked Mayadenawa.
After Mayadenawa defeated and fled, the run up in the north of the village Tampaksiring. With supernatural powers, creating Mayadenawa cetik springs which resulted in the army of Lord Indra minur fall due to the water. Seeing this, the Lord Indra stick the spear into the ground soon. Of holes tancapan it appears that water has properties that destroy the toxins created by Mayadenawa. According to local folklore, mythology Mayadenawa also associated with Galungan, Hindu holy day in Bali. Galungan is a symbol of the struggle between truth against evil.
On the day of Galungan all barong of villages in Gianyar regency washed with holy water Tirta Empul. Barong is the epitome of goodness. Until now, many visitors Pura Tirta Empul take water from one shower there with the belief that the water can make them healthy and looking young.
Tampaksiring located 36 kilometers from Denpasar, about 1.5 hours drive from Kuta. The path to the object of this wizard is very good. This attraction is also close to the state palace. You can reach these attractions with ease. The admission price of Pura Tirta Empul Rp6000 per person.
Gianyar Art Market
In front of Pura Tirta Empul there is a very wide parking lot. Near the courtyard there is a market that sells a variety of arts and crafts dress with Balinese motifs and patterns. Always haggle if you want to buy something, maybe you will get half of the price of the goods offered.