Bali has been famous for the island of thousand temples. Almost along the streets temples can be seen at every people house compound. Beside family temple at every people house, there are hundred temples as holy place for all Hindu people call Khyangan Jagat, temple group for profession (Pura Swagina), and lemple for village members (Kahyangan Tiga) Pursuant to layout philosophy, there are 8 temples placed to be 8 directions called Sad Padma Bhuwana, they are; Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Pura Agung Besakih, Pura Lempuyang, Pura Goa Lawah. Pura Luhur Andakasa. Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Pura Luhur Watukaru, and Pura Puncak Mangu.
PURA ULUN DANU BATUR
Situated at side valley Batur village. Kintamani, Ulun Danu Batur temple is believed to be the court of Dewa Wisnu placing north direction. The quite glorious temple building wich beautiful architecture of shrines and multiple roofed building makes the temple look monumental.
PURA LEMPUYANG LUHUR
Like its name, Lempuyang Madya temple is simply located on the top of or Lempuyang mount at Tista village, Karangasem. The foggy hill offers us wide panorama which faces directly Mount Agung.
PURA AGUNG BESAKIH
Based on the concept of Sad Kahyangan Padma Bhuwana. beside placing the north east direction to worship Dewa Sambu. Pura Agung Besakih is said to place the central position to worship Dewa Siwa. According to the history, this temple is the beginning by which holy places is Bali were buiJt, however in line with the time changes, Basukian temple area has been developed that overall there are 18 ed in this area with the Pura Penataran Agung as the central.
PURA GOA LAWAH
Locating the south east direction according to the concept of Padma Bhuwana, Pura Goa Lawah is located at beach side Klungkung
Karangasem lane. In the temple there is a cave dwelled by thousand bats that the temple is named Pura Goa Lawah.
PURA LUHUR ULUWATU
Like a miracle. Pura Luhur Uluwacu is totaled on the tip of cliff ai Uluwaiu, south Badung. The panorama of the sea from the temple is very fascinating particulariy ai sun set lime.
PURA LUHUR ANDAKASA
Located on the top of Andakasa mountain at Angantelu village. Pura Luhur Andakasa is believed to be the court of Dewa Brahma placing south direction with color symbol Red.There are two locations from which the temple accessed, they are by walking from Angantiga village and from west direction from Pangi Tebel village.
PURA LUHUR WATUKARU
Placing the North West position in the Padma Bhuwana concept. Pura Luhuur Watukaru is a place to worship God Mahadewa with color symbol of yellow. Located at Wongaya village, Penebel, the temple has natural atmosphere as it is far from residing place and close to forest area.
PURA LUHUR PUCAK MANGU
Like Pura Andakasa and Pura Lempuyang. Pura LuHur Puncak Mangu is situated at north Badung. However. tnere is a temple located at the foot of mount at Tinggan village named Pura Penataran Puncak Mangu that people do not need co climb up the mount Mangu on there ceremonial days.
DANG KAHYANGAN AND KAHYANGAN JAGAT
Beside temples group into the concept of Padma Bhuwana there are some temples having unique history, particularly those related to the holy journey of priest or Dang Hyang Niranha which is then better known as Dang Kahyangan temple or also Kahyangan Jagat temple. Those temples are Pura Silayukti, Pura Sakenan. Pura tanah Lot Pura rambut Siwi, and many others which are generally located at the costal areas or the island.
Many temple can we visit in Bali. Check the data in our page menu or use Search to find a temple.