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Bali holiday packages this time will explain about the legacy of the temple which is often called the Temple (Temple) Elephant Cave. Is one of the historic cave, which has been recognized by the world body organization (UNESCO) became one of the world heritage. The shrine is often called by the name Pura Goa Gajah, located in Banjar Goa, Desa Bedulu, Blahbatuh, Gianyar regency with a distance of about 5 km from the tourist area of ​​Ubud. Goa Gajah has been known since the reign of several kings in Bali, including:

• Sri Dharmawangsa Ward Marakata Pangkajastano Tunggadewa (in 1022 AD)

• King Children Wungsu (year 1053 AD)

• Paduka Sri Maha Guru (1324 AD)

And the name of the temple itself actually comes from the word "Lwa Gajah", written by the MPU Prapanca in 1365 AD is based on the book of the State Kertha Gama. Goa Gajah Temple was built in the 11th century, at a time when it was still ruled by King "Sri Bedahulu". In the reign of King Hayam Wuruk of Majapahit in the era wrote that "Lwa Gajah" is located in the village Bedulu as a sanctuary "The Bodadyaksa". There is also mention of Kunjarakunjapada which means "Dormitory Kunjara" which in Sanskrit means "elephant". Kunjara hostel dorm sage Agastya is located in Mysore (South India), where there are many wild elephants living around the hostel, so there is a possibility that Goa Gajah built to remind about the hostel Kunjarakunjapada in India.

The initial discovery of Goa Gajah started Indies formally report by L.C. Heyting in 1923, which reported the discovery of Ganesha statue, Statue Tri Lingga, also Sculpture Hariti to the Dutch East Indies. Then Dr. W.F. Stutterhiem start doing advanced research in 1925, and in 1950 the Office of Archaeological sites Indonesia through a part of the ancient buildings in Bali led by J.L. Krijgman conduct research and excavations in 1954 until 1979, and they found an ancient holy water pool with six (6) female statue equipped with showers chest. And the very existence of the statue is believed to provide the cleaning vibration aura for visitors until now.

There is a building that holds the statue of Queen Brayut or Goddess Hariti, who initially had a bad character, but once learned the evil nature of Buddhism eventually turns into love and lovers of children - children as seen in sculpture. And next to the upper right side of the cave wall, it says "Kumon" and "Shy Wangsa" written in letters quadratic Kediri, and its meaning is still not certain and known by historians. According to archaeological studies of the forms of sculpture and an ancient holy water in Goa Gajah believed and passed on in the 11th century BC.

Complex area of ​​Goa Gajah temple consists of two (2) main parts, namely:

Northern part of the complex which is inherited from Hindu - Shivaism with some of the artifacts found in this area are:

• Arca GANESHA contained in the cave:

Hindu mythology, Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati (Uma). Lord Ganesha is also often referred to as repellent hazard (Ganapati), as well as a symbol of wisdom (Vinayaka). Moreover, Ganesha has seven names in accordance with his duties. And face their own Ganesha has an elephant face, the human body, and he has four arms, each - each brought something different hand which is a symbol of:

• Paracu (ax): As a symbol to destroy all hazards (ie combating the ignorance that is in our minds)

• bowl (a bowl of water / Sweets) with proboscis to suck into the bowl: that became a symbol of knowledge that should be acquired through education, in which we must always learn both at school and in the community for a better future.

• Fault fangs (canine tooth fracture): the symbol of the nature of malignancy (keraksasaan) which has been overcome (malignancy self control / introspection).

• Aksamala (unbroken chain): the symbol of infinite knowledge (although we are smart there are still many things we have learned when we were still living in the world, because basically that knowledge will never end).

• Statue Tri Lingga:

There are three (3) phallus which is basically a symbol of Shiva, the Hindu concept based Tri Murti (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva). And each of the phallus is surrounded by eight small phallus with a grounding in one place. And in general Lingga Yoni (upright stones) is a symbol of strength / power, life, prosperity, and welfare.

• The statue fountain Widyadara - Widyadari:

sculpture with water coming out, became a symbol of an angel from heaven who gives prosperity. Heritage, especially water normally used for the purification ceremony, especially in religious rituals held every 210 days on the calendar bali or every six (6) months, and the water in this place is a symbol of "Amrita" (water of life). Other philosophy springs coming out of the statue is also a symbol of "Sapta Ganga" or (7) seven holy seas such as the Ganges, Yamuna, Sindhu, Saraswati, Godavari, Narmada, and Serayu.

• Men Brayut / Queen Brayut (Goddess Statue Hariti):

This sculpture tells the story of a family with many children with a symbol of prosperity, other mythological also tell stories Goddess Hariti, Buddhism is categorized as "Yaksa" is classified as a predator of children, named Yaksa Pancika, and her husband named Yaksa Atawaka, but after receiving lessons from the kindness of Buddha, the Goddess Hariti eventually become caretakers and lovers of children.

• Buddha statue (Dhyani Buddha):

is a symbol of the Buddhist world Amitaba now, with Vajradatu concept, which controls the western side by a hand gesture in meditation tapa (Dhyana Mudra).

Southern part of the complex which is inherited from Buddhism close to Tukad Petanu / Tukad Pangkung discovered by Mr. Concrat Spies (1931) and some of the artifacts found in this area are:

• Thirteen tiered Buddhist Stupa (composition Catra or carved like an umbrella) and Three stupa branched carved on a huge rock:

a symbol of the golden age of Buddhism. Catra was made in the 10th century BC, contemporaneous with the inscription Blanjong (Sanur) around the year 913. Conditions incomplete stupa caused by disasters that occurred in Bali in 1917.

• Temple of Queen Petapan Buddha:

located in the south, over the river Petanu (Tukad Pangkung), and there are statues of Buddha are kept in a building. The existence of this statue is estimated there since the 9th century, it is one proof of the spread of Buddhism in Bali.

Areas of this Goa Gajah temple was built by King Sri Bedahulu in 1365 AD, and the King was conquered by Gajah Mada in the year 1341 AD, and Became a subordinate kingdom of Majapahit. In the inscription has been explained that the King of Sri Bedahulu have the name of the King "Astasura Sri Ratna Bumi Banten".

So obviously the basic concept in the temple Goa Gajah is a cultural mix of Hinduism and Buddhism, Buddism and Shivaism is archaeological evidence in Goa elephant which is a reflection of religious tolerance in the past are still to be found today in Bali. According to historical information, the older Buddhist relics around the 9th century BC, until the 10th century AD, and the Hindu religion of the 11th century BC.

Pura Goa Gajah very famous frequented by tourists both domestic and foreign tourists when they do travel to Bali Kintamani Volcano. While the price of the ticket (ticket) entry will be charged Rp. 15,000 per person at the entrance prior to tourism.


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Jet Bike

Underwater Scooter

Bali Water Sport

Quicksilver Cruise

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Bali Horse Riding

Bali Sea Walk

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Denpasar City Tour

Jatiluwih Tour

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Taman Ayun Tour

Ubud Tour

Monkey Forest Sanctuary

Uluwatu Sunset and Dinner

Bedugul Tour

Besakih Tour

Karangasem Tour

Lovina Singaraja Tour

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