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PENATARAN SASIH (PURA PENATARAN SASIH)

Welcome to the Penataran Sasih temple, or Pura Penataran Sasih in the calm and charming historical village of Pejeng, Gianyar! This temple is nested in Gianyar regency, just around 6 kilometers north from the town. 
If you’re fond of archeology and ancient legends, the place should have your imagination wandering back in ancient times better than an Indiana Jones movie. You will find there the “moon of Pejeng”, an artifact made of a meteorite and bronze alloy. 
 
  
According to legends, the Moon of Pejeng was the wheel of the chariot pulling the moon, which felt of the sky down to Earth. 
 
 
Archeologists believed it to be the largest single-cast bronze kettle-drum in the world and the largest relic discovered from South East Asia Bronze Age.
 
 
Over the different eras, this temple has served as one of the most significant places of worship during the Balinese kingdoms. This temple has existed during the island pre-Hindu era, and was the place of worship for the Balinese indigenous belief at the time. These days, this temple's annual celebrations are held in the 9th month of the Balinese calendar. 
GOA GAJAH

2 km South-East from Ubud, Goa Gajah, “the elephant cave”, is a sacred Hindu sanctuary from the 9th century. It was first mentioned in the 1365 Javanese poem called Desawarnana. The Elephant Cave itself is a large gaping mouth surrounded by demons carved in stone, symbolizing the entrance to another reality. According to ...

As you’ve already guessed, it is almost impossible to visit all the temples of Bali at once. So if you lack time and need a short list, Kehen should be on it! North of Bengali, about 45 km away from Denpasar, Pura Kehen is one of the most refined temples in Bali, set in a beautiful forest. Pura Kehen is a stunning testimony of 11th ...

TANAH LOT TEMPLE (PURA TANAH LOT)

Pura Tanah Lot, located in Tabanan (20 km away from Denpasar) is one of the seven sea temples of Bali. Each one was built within eyesight of the next and form a chain along the south-western coast of the island. Proudly perched on an off-shore rock shaped by centuries of ocean tireless fury, Tanah Lot has been part of Balinese mythology for ...

Meru Temple is the biggest temple on the island of Lombok. This temple is known for its history as well as beautiful architecture, and is located in the area of Cakranegara district, in the central area of Mataram, which is also the capital of West Nusa Tenggara. Lombok is indeed known as the island of thousands mosques, given the fact ...

Ulun Danu Temple - Beratan Bedugul Lake

The crater lake 'floating' temple of bali dates back to the late 1663 and is situated on the edge of lake Bratan in Bedugal. This water temple used for worshipping the Hindu trinity Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva and Dewi Danu the water goddess of Balinese Hindu's, lies  just north of Bali where the weather is cold and the villas have ...

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Bali has sure seen the birth and progress of numerous bands this year, and here we are, happy to do our part related to the births and happenings related to the island's music scene! We are sure passionate to cheer for the newcomers to make their way and earn their place, of course starting in the local scene.   This week we...

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