Bali, Road Trip

WHEN PURA BESAKIH CELEBRATING A GREAT DAY

Besakih Temple always amazes me every chance to come here.

I started coming when I was on vacation with my parents and relatives when we were in elementary school. Then it continued when I worked at Travel Agent in Denpasar until recently.

Besakih Temple is the most important temple for the Balinese. Located in the village of Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung in East Bali. It is the holiest and largest Hindu temple in Bali.

Besakih Temple, perched 1000 meters on the side of Mount Agung, is a large complex consisting of twenty-three temples. Pura Penataran is the central and largest temple of all temples in the complex of Pura Besakih. Pura Penataran has the most pelinggih (buildings to worship Gods) and various types of ceremonies.

It is the only temple open to all devotees of the Hindu caste group. We, as tourists, can visit most of the temples in the complex. Some inner courts reserve for religious pilgrims only.

When we reached the top of the temple, we could see the beautiful scenery from the verdant nature stretching out to the ocean.

 

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Not sure which was holy day but I went there on two separate occasion. Both of them were big day.

 

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So many people. Everyone dressed up on traditional custom. From children to old people. They brought offerings on their head.

 

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No matter how hot the weather and the steep of the stairs, they obligate to go with the best traditional custome to pray and bring the offering to the Gods.

 

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Food vendors.

 

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This is always amaze me…

 

 

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