HINDU TEMPLE IN BATUAN VILLAGE, THE TEMPLE WAS DESIGNED VERY BEAUTIFULL
WITH filled with BALINESE ORNAMENTS
Maybe a local Balinese Hindu temple is taken care of by the resident of the Batuan countryside.
The temple is meant very beautifully filled with Balinese ornaments and therefore the
roof temple building is formed from the fiber of chromatic black palm.
it’s strategically located beside the most 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 found within the year 944 saka (1020 AD). Nearly 1000 years old.
The Batuan Temple may be a Puseh Temple category supported 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 including 3 temples :
- Desa or Village Temple as an area to worship of God Brahma (the Creator)
- Puseh Temple to worship of God Vishnu (the Preserver)
- Dalem Temple to worship of Lord Shiva (the Destroyer)
History of The Temple
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 during which
standing stones served as meeting places and ceremonial sites for the worship of ancestral spirits.
Because Batuan became a middle from which Buddhist priests and brahmans
spread to the most 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, some have undergone renovation,
renewal, and alteration from the 10th century to the 13th century and also 18th century AD.
The structure and foundation of this temple are very tough and powerful. it’s the first
Balinese ornament that beautifully craved on every building in this temple area.
Some ornaments are a mirrored image of The Ramayana Epic story and each holy building has a different function philosophically.
Batuan Temple Area contains
1. At the temple parking lot, there’s standing an ancient building called Wantilan, this place uses as a gathering hall and to practice any quiet Balinese dances as Gambuh Dance, Pendet Dance, etc.
Before you enter the temple some local people at Wantilan will lend you ‘kamben’ (a traditional Balinese costume). it’s a requirement for you to wear ‘Balinese kamben’ to point out your respect and honor about 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 this temple can donate any amount of cash to support the upkeep of the temple.
there is provided an easy donation box. Every donation that you simply give should be
supported a way of sincerity, where Balinese people realize it is named “dana punia”
2. In the center yard of the temple there’s an extended building/bale called the Bale Agung and Bale Kulkul a gong made of wood or bamboo).
In this yard, there’s also a high entrance Balinese Gate called the Kori Agung, which is flanked by the various guardian statues that shaped the enormous sculpture.
The function of Kori Agung is the door where the exit and entry for the gods are symbolized by a little statue called Pratima.
Next to the Kori Agung, there are two small doors as an area of exit
and entry of individuals into the temple’s yard.
3. In most yards of the temple, there are some true-story Meru
and Bale Pengiyasan as a logo of the temple of Besakih, there’s also a building
called Padmasana as an area of worship to Sang Hyang Widhi, the sole one Bali Hindu’s God.
Isn’t only emitting a high spiritual vibration but also representing historical values.
you’ll look inside there are many stunning ancient relics from prehistoric times.
How the influence of Hindu culture in Bali made from natural stones during this temple
become an area of worship, both to their ancestors and worshiped Hindu Deities.
you’ll amaze to find some ancient and unique statues there.
supported several statues found during this Puseh Temple, it is often grouped into several types. they’re Dwarapala Statue, Embodiment Statue, Animal Statues,
The Status Figure of Holding the Chicken, Phallus, Demons (Time), and lots more.