Besakih Temple

 Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple is the biggest temple among temples in Bali. The complex of this temple consist of several numbers of temple that located in different cardinal direction. Besakih temple provide us the magnificent view of complex of temples with Mount Agung as the background. Besakih Temple in Bali is famous in the world, so many foreign or domestic tourists who travel to this place. Because of the magnitude of this temple, and given name as The mother Temple in Bali. This temple has all the things you want to know about Hinduism in Bali.

Besakih Temple is also the center of worship of Hindus from all over the world. This temple has a great celebration day that is done every once in 100 years, called Eka Dasa Ludra.

The history Besakih Temple began in 8th century, when the Hindu priest named Rsi Markandya led a ceremony of five metals or locally called Panca Datu such as gold, silver, iron, copper and precious stone on the slope of Mount Agung, from that moment he led festival in there and built the temple as main temple in Bali.

Besakih Temple is dedicated to pray for the Hindu Trinity God, Brahma, Wisnu, and Shiwa. To Balinese, visiting and worshiping Besakih temple is a special pilgrimage. Climbing the stairs that lead them to sacred mountain and many temples with different features, type and function to worship the Hindu God is a mandatory for Balinese Hindu life.

 

How to get to Besakih Temple?

Besakih Temple is located in the village called Besakih, Rendang district, Karangasem regency. About 54 km from Denpasar. Located on the slope of Agung volcano (3100 mt) which is the highest volcano in Bali. Along the way, you will enjoy the rustic atmosphere as well as the amazing scenery of Mount Agung.

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