Mother Temple Besakih

Besakih Temple in Bali, The Largest Pura of Hindus in Bali

Besakih Temple in Bali is well known to the country, so many foreign or domestic tourists travel to this place. Because of the magnitude of this temple, Pura Agung Besakih got its name as its mother from the temple in Bali.

Pura Besakih is a temple complex located in Besakih Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia. The Pura Besakih complex consists of 1 Central Temple (Penataran Agung Besakih Temple) and 18 Companion Temples (1 Basukian Temple and 17 Other Temples). In the Pura Basukian, in this area it was the first place where God’s revelation was received by Hyang Rsi Markendya, the forerunner of the present Hindu Dharma in Bali, as the center.

Pura Besakih is the center of activities for all temples in Bali. Among all the temples included in the Pura Besakih complex, the Penataran Agung Temple is the largest temple, most of the temple buildings, the most types of gardens and are the center and all the temples in the Besakih Temple complex. In the Penataran Agung Temple there are 3 statues or main temples of the stana symbol of the Tri Murti nature of God, namely Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva which are symbols of the Creator God, Preserver God and Smelter / Reincarnation. Besakih Temple was included in the list of proposed UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1995

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