Public Temple


Besakih Public Temple

The main characteristic of these Public Temple is their use to worship God, Hyang Widhi (Brahman) in this various forms or ‘Ista Dewata’ by Hindus community not only those from Bali but also from somewhere else. Public Temples are also called ‘Khayangan Jagat Temples’ with their typical and general characteristics such as :

1. Pura Agung Besakih
2. Pura Ulun Danu
3. Pura Lempuyang
4. Pura Luhur Andakasa
5. Pura Goa Lawah
6. Pura Luhur Uluwatu
7. Pura Luhur Watukaru
8. Pura Puncak Mangu
9. Pura Pusering Jagat

Other temples that are also grouped into public temples besides being used to worship God in these various manifestations, they are also used to honor mighty of The Great Priest or Holy Priest, due to all Hindus people feel in debt with these Priests for their merits to have given guidance on Hindus Learning, in their Holy trips to Bali. For instance holy trip done by Danghyang Nirartha or also known as abhiseka Danghyang Dwijendra or Ida Pedanda Shakti Bawu Rawuh, because of His role and position as ‘Dang Adi Guru Loka’ (the Priest) at certain places he had passed through during such holy trip, he built temples. Temples that are grouped into Dang Khayangan are :

1. Pura Purancak
2. Pura Rambut Siwi
3. Pura Srijong
4. Pura-Pura Luhur Pakendungan
5. Pura Luhur Tanah Lot
6. Pura Pulaki
7. Pura Ponjok Batu
8. Pura Sakenan
9. Pura Peti Tenget
10. Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Batukaru Public Temple

 

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