BESAKIH TEMPLE – Largest Temple in BALI
Bali is an area populated by many Hindus. There are many places built as a place of worhip in Bali, no doubt if the Bali called as the island of thousand temples. If you are visiting Bali you might be a little confuse to determine the best tourist places to visit in Bali. I’ll let you know, One most popular places among other that you must to visit in Bali is Pura Besakih.
In the area of Besakih Temple there is not only one temple, but so many temples. Because there are so many temples in one region, then Besakih Temple of Bali holds record as the biggest temple in Indonesia. Pura (Temple) Besakih is often called by the name Pura Agung Besakih. The location is located in the village Besakih, District Rendang, Karangasem regency.
Besakih Temple in Bali is the center of religious activity for Balinese Hindus. Pura Agung Besakih in Bali has been known internationally, so many foreign and domestic travelers who traveled to this place. Because of the size of this temple, Pura Agung Besakih got the name as the mother of temples in Bali.
In Besakih Temple area there is a greatest central Temple called Penataran Agung, beside other 18 temples. Penataran Agung is The greatest temple, there are many magnificent great high temples inside the area. In Penataran Agung there are three statues of the three highest gods or Tri Murti, namely Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
Been to Besakih, for activist of spiritual activity, will feel thick nuances of spirituality, Especially when comes to Dark Temple area which occupies the top position of Besakih complex.
Although you are not Hindu, you can still visit the Besakih temple that have been included in the list of one of the most favorite tourist destinations in Bali. This place offers outstanding scenic beauty, especially when the sun appears in the morning or afternoon. And it should be noted that every visitor who enters the sacred areas in Bali, especially Besakih temple are required to wear scarf, usually locals rent it in every Temple. It is forbidden for menstruating women to enter the temple area.
Pictures of Besakih Temple
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