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Thursday, 22 November 2007

About Temple

Pura Luhur Uluwatu
The spectacularly located Pura Luhur Uluwatu, on the westernmost tip of the rocky Bukit Peninsula, is one of the sad kahyangan, or `six great sanctuar
The Nirartha Legacy in Bali
The promulgation of Hindu and Buddhist doctrines in Bali is attributed to a number of key historical figures typically Brahman priests from Java and t
The Majapahit Past in Bali
The temple of Bali are the legacy, in part, of an architectural tradition that dates back to the last great empire of Indonesia`s Hindu Buddhist past,
Sacred Bathing Places in Bali
Water has a special place in Balinese life, not only because of the vital role it plays bin irrigating the island`s rice fields, but also because of i
Cave Temples and Rock-cut Sanctuaries in Bali
The practice of carving temple out of solid rock has an ancient history in India dating back to the time of the great Mauryan emperor Ashoka (c.270-23
Sacred Rice and Subak Temples in Bali
Rice and its cultivation are central to the Balinese way of life. In Balinese eyes, rice is a gift from the gods-it was created by the Hindu deity Vis
Death and the Afterlife in Bali Added on 06 September 2007
Death in Bali is considered to be both ritually polluting and contaminating. These perceptions are reflected in the location of the pura dalem -the
Village Temples Added on 06 September 2007
Balinese society is complex and multifarious, being divided by social hierarchies based on caste, occupation and descent. In the not so distant pas
A Typology of Temples Added on 06 September 2007
A conservative estimate reckons that there are some 20,000 temples in Bali. Most of the time they are deserted, watched over by a lay priest, or pe