Located in the southwest of Mount Agung, the largest temple stands firmly on the island of Gods, Bali. Above the altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, this temple consists of a central temple named Pura Penataran Agung Besakih, and 18 other temples, including the oldest temple in Bali, which became the forerunner to the establishment of Hindu religion in Bali is called Pura Jagat Basukian Puseh .
Here is the millions of Hindus perform religious ceremonies in Bali ceremonial day. When that day comes, the court of the temple is filled with Hindu followers dressed in white from morning till night. Believed to this temple is a gateway to paradise through Mount Agung, and it is sacred by Hindus.
To reach this temple from Denpasar travel required around 1.5 kilometers towards the village of Besakih, Karangasem, Bali. The cost came in here, subject to ID 10,000, -/person and IDR 5,000, -/vehicle. To some extent, the vehicle should not be passed. We are required to walk along the 1 km to the temple. There is also a guide service where the costs can be negotiated.
As with the provisions of entering temples in other places, women who are in period are forbidden to enter this area. And if you go there use the shorts, you should carry a cloth rather than buy fabric in around the temple that cost can be much more expensive. There also does not provide lending of cloth like a temple elsewhere.
Arriving at the top, visible splendor of the work of the human race is coupled in front of the grandeur of God’s work, Gunung Agung. Vast temple complex is about 2 kilometers; more effort is needed if you want to see the whole temple is here.
Pura at the front is the oldest temple of Pura Jagat Basukian Puseh was founded by Rsi Markendya in the 8th century. This is where he first received the revelation of one’s belief that later became the forerunners of the Hindu teachings.
Behind the temple there is a center of all the temples and the largest temple in Bali, the Pura Penataran Agung Besakih. There are also the highest ladders to reach the temple. In the Pura Penataran Agung Besakih contained statues symbolizing the Hindu God, Trimurti. Brahma the Creator, which is denoted with black, Shiva the fuser is symbolized by the white-yellow color, and Vishnu the Preserver is denoted by red color. The rest there is little pretending to represent their respective castes.
Historical legacies that still continue to be preserved
and used for its functions to the Hindus in Bali, has become one of the top tourist destination on the island of Gods. Grandeur of his name has resonated down to foreign countries, a pride that not only belong to the people of Bali but it belongs to Indonesia.