Besakih Temple – The Biggest Hindu Temple in Bali

Besakih temple

Bali private tour of Besakih temple

Besakih temple is The Biggest Hindu Temple in Bali. We remember the day when we wanted to have a private Bali tour with a different feel. Something Beautiful with temples and mountain views because Bali is famous for the Thousand Temples And finally, our decision ended to Besakih Temple.

About Besakih Temple

Besakih temple is located in Besakih countryside, Rendang, Karangasem regency, east part of the island. It is located in the southwest side bevel of mount Agung, the biggest mounts in Bali. It is because pursuant to Agung Mount confidence is the holiest and highest mount in Bali Island. Besakih temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Bali which the local people call Pura Besakih. It owns a beautiful view from the top of the temple area where we can see the wide nature panorama until to the ocean so that way this temple is many visited by tourists from all over the world.

Besakih in Mythology

Besakih name comes from the word of Basuki, the old language from Sanskrit Wasuki, and then it becomes the Ancient Java Language. In this Sanskrit, the Basuki means congratulations. In the mythology of Samudra Manthan has mentioned that Basuki is a dragon that twines the Mount Mandara. The omissions have come from tradition megalithic which had been indicated that it had to be sanctified place.

It seems, the Besakih is coming from a very old era which is far before the existence of Hinduism influence, Hereinafter, an Ancient Bali king of Sri Kesari Warmadewa found the Merajan Selonding Temple in this temple complex area. He also commands to build the Blanjong Monument that is located in Sanur Village.

The Besakih Temple complex is built pursuant to cosmos balance. It is based on the nature conception which is disseminating the fundamental temple complex that is arranged to pursuant of the way direction. So, this building can deputize nature as symbolic of the world balance existence.  

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