Besakih Temple The Oldest Temple in Bali

Besakih Temple is the biggest temple in Bali, and in the area of ​​this temple there is not only 1 temple but there are still many temples, so Besakih Temple is often referred to as the mother of the temple in Bali. Besakih Temple consists of 1 Main Temple called Penataran Agung Besakih Temple and 18 other temples as its companion. Besakih Temple is the Largest Temple in Indonesia. This temple is the center of religious activity for Balinese Hindus. Besakih Temple is located in Besakih Village, Kec. Rendang, Kab. Karangasem Bali. This temple is located at the foot of Mount Agung.

As a tourist spot in Bali, Besakih Temple is not only famous for domestic tourism, but also very famous to foreign countries. The right time to visit this popular tourist attraction in Bali is in the morning starting at 9.00 – 12.00. This is because this temple is located at the foot of Mount Agung. It is certain that the temperature here is cool and foggy.Transportation of Besakih TempleTo get to Besakih Temple, you can use a car rental service in Bali or you can also choose a tour package in Bali that is widely offered by local companies / official Travel Agents. And also you can access the Besakih Temple Tourism Object with your own vehicle, it is not difficult to get to this popular place in Bali because all along the road is accompanied by signs pointing the way to Besakih Temple.Pura Besakih TemplePura Besakih Temple

History of Besakih TempleYou must ask who built this temple for the first time? At first I didn’t know either, but after reading a history book about temples in Bali, I knew the answer. The builder of Besakih Temple is a Hindu religious figure from India who has long lived on the island of Java, his name is Rsi Markandeya.

If now you see a magnificent temple building, once the location of this temple is a jungle. Of course you can imagine the ancient wilderness, surely there will be many animals. Sorry, I digress a little.

It is said that at that time there was no Bali strait as it is now, because Java and Bali are still one and have not been separated by the sea. Because of the length of the island that we call now as Java and Bali, the island is named Dawa, which means long island.

Rsi Markandeya, the founder of this temple, began to meditate on Mount Hyang (Mount Dieng in Central Java). After a long time of asceticism Rsi Markandeya received a revelation to grab the forest on Dawa Island from the south to the north.

In the forest pavement, Rsi Markandeya planted a jar filled with metal and holy water. These metals include gold, silver, copper, iron and bronze. The five metals in Balinese society are called mama Pancadatu.

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