is a Hindu temple complex consists of 22 buildings Pura. Pura Besakih is the attraction is the center for Hindu religious ceremony, Pura Agung Besakih is the essence of Padma Bhuwana or symbolized the center of the world shaped lotus.
Therefore Pura Agung Besakih is central to purify the world with all its contents, and is one attraction that is unique compared to other tourist attractions. Pura Besakih became famous for the temple complex is established there, and became known as the Main Temple in Bali.
Pura Besakih is located in the Village, Rendang District, Southwest side of Mount Agung, about 44 km from Amlapura and 62 km from Denpasar.
Pura Besakih as the object of research related to social and cultural life of the people residing in the district of Amed Bali Province. Based on a study, the physical building Pura Besakih has been progressing from pre-Hindu culture.
The building of Meru, pelinggih, gedong, or Padmasana as a result of the Hindu culture. The background of the existence of a physical building Pura Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung was a place of worship for the worship of God conceived as the mountain is the highest god palace.
From some chronicle mentioned Besakih temple where the supreme deity dwells word "Besakih" itself comes from the word "Basuki" which means 'good' and a long time in spelling menjadi Basukir and Basukih, and end it menjadi Besakih. Besakih name contained in the two inscriptions are recorded in Gedong Penyimpenan in Natar Court, and only at the store in Merajan Selonding and another in the temple in the village of Sakti Gaduh Strait.
Pura Besakih own history is closely linked to the journey of Sri Markandeya (a Brahmin Siva) Mount roar of eastern Java, the Basuki, East Java. His entourage was forced to return to Java because many of those who died of disease. After receiving instructions on Mount roar, he returned to Bali and make planting Panca Datu (5 types of metals, namely gold, silver, iron, copper and diamonds) on the slopes of Mount Agung, later known as Pura Basukia.
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