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Batukaru Temple

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Pura Luhur Batukaru is a Hindu temple in the village Wongaya Gede, Penebel,  Regency of Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia. Located on the southern slope of Mount Batukaru, Bali’s second-highest volcano, the temple is one of nine kayangan jagat (directional temples) meant to protect Bali from evil spirits. Most likely the name of the temple is named after Mount Batukaru. Originally built during the 11th century, Pura Luhur Batukaru was dedicated to the ancestors of the rajas of Tabanan. It was destroyed in 1604, but rebuilt in 1959. The temple’s most important shrine is a 7-tiered meru dedicated to Mahadewa, the God of Mount Batukaru.

Today, Pura Luhur Batukaru remains an extremely sacred site for Bali’s Hindu population. Many of the complex’s grounds remain off-limits to visitors for various ceremonies and events throughout the year. The temple is also the first stop one must take before ascending to the summit of Mount Batukaru. A pilgrimage takes place to the peak once a year, and may see thousands of worshipers walk its trails at once. For those who want to pray to the temple is expected Batukaru first prayer at Pura Jero Taksu. Jero Taksu temple is indeed located some distance away from the Pura Luhur Batukaru.

Pura Luhur Batukaru is the temple as a place of worship God as Lord Mahadeva. Because its function is to worship God as the God who cultivate plants to use water properly, then in Pura Luhur Batukaru is referred to as the worship of the Lord as Queen Hyang Tumuwuh – the name of the Lord as the grow.

God as the source that brings water to the ground so comes the strength to grow the plants. Plants that will thrive with green leaves containing chlorophyll as the life-saving substance. Worship the Lord in the temple Batukaru media should be used to build the spiritual power to build the spirit of life for seriously maintain soil fertility and water resources.

With soil fertility is maintained and water sources are protected, then the plants would be fertile. Lush vegetation will continue if the air is not polluted by emissions of CO2. Polluted air can lead to acid rain that damages plants shoots. So worship God as Sang Hyang Tumuwuh has a deep meaning for human life on this earth. The existence of a conference about the weather merubahan followed by 187 countries in Nusa Dua should be a momentum to remind ourselves of the values ​​contained behind Cult Sang Hyang Tumuwuh in Pura Luhur Batukaru.

Pura Luhur Batukaru also includes the temple in heaven Sad called Lontar Kusuma Dewa. Pura Luhur Batukaru already existed in the 11th century AD. Contemporary Besakih, Pura Luhur Lempuyang, Guwa Lawah temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, and Pusering Jagat Pura. As the initiator of the establishment Sad heaven is Kuturan MPU. Many experts view that the MPU Kuturan establish universal heaven Sad to motivate people maintain balance Sad existence of Atma Kerti Kerti namely, Ocean Kerti, Wana Kerti, Danu Kerti, Jagat and Jana Kerti Kerti.

The best way to visit and explore this temple is by taking tour program which includes Butterfly park, Jatiluwih biggest rice terrace, Bedugul highland and Tanah Lot temple. By doing this tour itinerary, you can do the tour program very effectively and enjoyable. As to reach those place are far away from Kuta area, Batukaru temple can be reached around 1,5 hours driving from Kuta area.

History
Pura Luhur Batukaru possibility previously been used as a place of worship and a place for meditation as Atma media Kerti by spiritual figures in the Tabanan area and Bali in general. This view is based on the discovery of water resources and the various types of statues shower. Of the sources of these springs can be concluded that the area was once used as a place to be imprisoned for life keep Wanaprastin to strengthen the Kerti Sad.

After the establishment of Pura Luhur Batukaru in the 11th century we did not get a clear description of how the existence of the temple. Only in the year 1605 AD is no description of the book Chronicle Buleleng. In the book explained that Pura Luhur Batukaru in the foregoing marred by King Buleleng Gusti Ngurah named Ki Panji Sakti.

In the book chronicle is told that the kingdom of Buleleng is very safe no more enemies that dare to attack him. The King wants to expand his empire and held an extension to Tabanan. Raja Ki Gusti Ngurah Panji Sakti on his way to meet with local Batukaru which is the Kingdom of Tabanan area. Ki Gusti Ngurah Panji Sakti together soldiers and damaging Pura Luhur Batukaru. The temple abriknya been laid.

Outside calculations Ki Panji Sakti suddenly came wasp sting fierce a lot out of nowhere. Ki Panji Sakti and its soldiers were attacked by wasps all-out fierce and venomous. Ki Panji Sakti scuttled and backed off and canceled a plan to attack the kingdom of Tabanan. Because the temple is destroyed by Ki Panji Sakti then pelinggih buildings completely destroyed. Staying in the form of debris pile only. New in 1959 Pura Luhur Batukaru got improvements so that the shape it is today. In 1977 gradually then no attention from the local government in the form of aid. Until now Pura Luhur Batukaru situation is getting better.

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Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

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Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount,  in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Batukaru temple in the Batukaru mount, in the north west of Tabanan regency, Bali island – Bali Hello TraveL