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Pura Besakih – Main Pura In Bali Island



Bali Island, lies in Indonesia, is well known island for its beauty tropic beaches that are good to tan skin. It has also some religious sites especially for Hindu people. Those religious sites called pura. One of these puras is Pura Besakih which is in Besakih village, Rendang prefecture, Karangasem regency, about 62 kilometers from Denpasar City.

Pura Besakih, Bali Island (I)

Pura Besakih, Bali Island (I)

Pura Bekasih is the main pura in Bali, lies in southwest of Mount Agung. It was built in 11th century by Rsi Markandya and his followers. It is the center of all praying places in Bali. It consists of one main building and eight other building around. The main building is called Pura Penataran Agung, the building with the most numbers of upakara to deliver their pray through offerings. There are three Hindu statues, known as arca, that are Tri Murti Brahma as the symbol of creator God, Wisnu as preserver God, and Shiwa as fuser God. This is the place that gives religious atmosphere in which people can feel calm, and relax spiritually.

Nyepi (Day Of Silence) At Pura Besakih

Nyepi (Day Of Silence) At Pura Besakih

Pura Besakih is open from morning to sunshine. People only need to spend 10,000 rupiahs for entrance fee. It takes 2 hours and half to there from southern Bali using car. Because this is sacred place for Hindu people, visitors are not allowed to make disturbing noise, throwing offerings they use to deliver their pray, and talking bad things. People need to be positive in order to respect Hindu people and their beliefs. For people who want to see people pray, love God and life, respect the nature, Pura Besakih is the right place to visit.


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