Besakih Temple, The biggest Hindu tample with beautiful view from the top of temple area where we can see the wide nature panorama until to the ocean
Pura Besakih is a temple complex located in Besakih Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia. complex Pura Besakih consists of 1 Pura Pusat (Pura Penataran Agung Besakih) and 18 Pura Pengamping (1 Pura Basukian and 17 other pura).
Pura Besakih is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu Religion in Bali,and one of a series of Balinese tamples. Perched nearly 1000 meters up the side of Gunung Agung, it is an extensive complex of 23 separate but related temples with the largest and most important being Pura Penataran Agung. The temple is built on six levels, terraced up the slope. The entrance is candi Bentar (split gateway), and beyond it the Kori Agung is the gateway to the second courtyard.
All the allegiances of the Balinese people come together at Besakih. Each regency has its own temple within the over-all compound, as do each of the caste groups. There is a total of 18 separate sanctuaries. The three main temples are : Pura Penataran Agung , Pura Kiduling Kreteg and Pura Batu Madeg.
To the Balinese a visit to the temple sanctuaries at Besakih temple is a special pilgrimage. Each temple has its own odalan, or anniversary celebration. On the full moon of the Balinese month “Kedasa” the entire compound of Besakih celebrates the visit of the gods. During a religious ceremony this place will be full of pilgrims.
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