Batuan Temple Bali

Batuan Temple Bali

Batuan Temple Bali is one of the Balinese Hindu Temple located at Batuan Village Bali, Gianyar Regency as an altar for worship to the god and appointed as a tourist destination in Bali.

All You Need To Know About Batuan Temple

Batuan Temple Bali is a local Balinese Hindu Temple located at Batuan Village. Batuan Temple is one of the Bali Tourist Attractions near Ubud Bali. These temples are built in classical Balinese temple architecture style with elaborate carvings.

Batuan Temple Bali is a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local resident of the Batuan countryside. The temple is designed very beautifully and full of Balinese ornaments and the roof temple building is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm tree. is strategically located beside the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. For over a thousand years, Batuan has been a village of artists and craftsmen, old legends, and mysterious tales.

Batuan Temple was founded in the year 944 isaka (1020 AD). Nearly 1000 years old. The Batuan Temple is a Puseh Temple category based on the concept of “Tri Kahyangan or Tri Murti” taught by Mpu Kuturan around the 10th century to the Balinese Hindu community at the time.

Tri Kahyangan or Tri Murti includes 3 temples:

  • Desa or Village Temple as a place to worship God Brahma (the Creator)
  • Puseh Temple  to worship God Vishnu (the Preserver)
  • Dalem Temple  to worship Lord Shiva (the Destroyer)

Batuan Temple Bali History

The name “Batuan” or “Baturan” mentioned here prompts villagers to joke about being “tough as stone” or “eating rocks” as Batu means “stone” in Balinese. But it likely refers to an ancient megalithic tradition in which standing stones served as meeting places and ceremonial sites for the worship of ancestral spirits. Because Batuan became a center from which Buddhist priests and brahmans spread to the main court centers of south Bali, the village has an unusual preponderance of brahman.

Local people are very concerned about the care and preservation of the temple architecture and its environment. Not all existing buildings were old buildings here, there are some that have undergone renovation, renewal, and change from the 10th century to the 13th century and also the 18th century AD. The structure and foundation of this temple are very tough and strong. It has the original Balinese ornament that is beautifully carved on every building in this temple area. Some ornaments are reflections of The Ramayana Epic story and every holy building has a different function philosophically.

Batuan Temple Area

In the temple parking area, there is standing an ancient building called Wantilan, this place was used as a meeting hall and to practice any kind of Balinese dances such as Gambuh Dance, Pendet Dance, etc. Before you enter the temple there are some local people at Wantilan who will lend you ‘kamben’ (a traditional Balinese costume). It is a must for you to wear ‘Balinese kamben’ to show your respect and honor for the holiness of “Puseh Temple of Batuan Village”.

It’s all free, you won’t be charged for entrance. However, the local people expect every tourist who visited to this temple can donate any amount of money to support the maintenance of the temple. There is provided a simple donation box. Every donation that you give should be based on a sense of sincerity, where Balinese people know is called “medana punia”.

In the middle yard of the temple, there is a long building/bale called the Bale Agung and Bale Kulkul (a gong made of wood or bamboo).In this yard, there is also a high entrance Balinese Gate called the Kori Agung, which is flanked by the many guardian statues shaped by the giant sculpture. The function of Kori Agung is the door where the exit and entry for the gods are symbolized by a small statue called Pratima. Next to the Kori Agung, there are two small doors as a place of exit and entry for people into the temple’s main yard.

In the main yard of the temple, there are some three-story Meru and Bale Pengiyasan as a symbol of the temple of Besakih, there is also a building called Padmasana as a place of worship to Sang Hyang Widhi, the only Bali Hindu God.

Batuan Temple is not only emitting a high spiritual vibration but also represents historical values. You can look inside there are many stunning ancient relics from prehistoric times. How the influence of Hindu culture in Bali made of natural stones in this temple become a place of worship, both to their ancestors and worshiped Hindu Deities.

You will amaze in finding some ancient and unique statues there. Based on a number of statues found in this Puseh Temple, it can be grouped into several types. They are Dwarapala Statue, Embodiment Statue, Animal Statues, The Status Figure of Holding the Chicken, Phallus, Demons (Time), and many more.

Batuan Temple
Batuan Temple Bali

Batuan Temple Bali Locations

Address: Jl. Raya Batuan, Batuan, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582

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