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PURA JAGATNATHA

BALI has many temples or places of worship for Hindus. Among many of the temple, this time trying to peel the Story Morning Jagatnatha Pura Agung, the biggest temple in Denpasar.

Pura Agung Jagatnatha located right next to the Museum of Bali. Meanwhile, on the east there are Puputan Badung.

Like most temples in Bali, the position of the building facing to the west of Mount Agung. Hindus in Bali believe that at the peak of the mountain there is a palace of the gods. This temple was created as a place of worship to the Hyang Widhi Wasa (God Almighty) as an expression of gratitude for having created the universe and its contents.

Pura Agung Jagatnatha formalized through a small ceremony on May 13, 1968. "The establishment Jagatnatha Temple also has a history. The establishment of this temple is the realization of the decisions that have been set in pasamuhan Parisada Dharma Hindu Bali, 20 November 1961 and then," said Ida Stakeholder Pura Agung Jagatnatha Bagus Putu Widyanegara when met Tim story Morning at Pura Agung Jagatnatha, Denpasar.

Widyanegara added, "The construction of the temple is not directly built by nature, but by inspiration."

Quoted from the site wisatadewata.com, the beginning of the establishment of this temple because of the many immigrants from many villages in Bali during a visit to Denpasar is not a place of prayer. So, built Pura Agung Jagatnatha.

According Widyanegara, on February 5, 1963, the Governor of Bali, Anak Agung Bagus Sutedja agreed to construct the temple which was officially named the Pura Agung Jagatnatha. Subsequently, on January 1, 1965, the committee asked the willingness of Anak Agung Ketut Anggara of Banjar Belong, Denpasar, to make pictures of the buildings as well as leading the undagi (masons) to work on the construction of the temple.

The outbreak of the events of September 30, 1965, the process of the construction of the temple was hampered. On July 28, 1967, the basic building Bedawang Nala Padmasana form can be completed. Furthermore, October 15, 1967, the construction of Padma has reached the intermediate or middle section.

On December 13, 1967, the entire building can be completed Padmasana. On February 5, 1968, Bentar temple construction has been completed. And, on May 13, 1968, precisely at Purnama Jiyestha (holy day for Hindus, is celebrated to seek blessings and the gift of Hyang Widhi), this temple was inaugurated.

So, what privileges Pura Agung Jagatnatha than other ostensibly on the island? According Widyanegara, Pura Agung Jagatnatha has a distinctive or unique in that the absence of many of these (groups of people who manage the temple). Pura Agung Jagatnatha only have a few people who manage funds from development through to daily ceremony.

According Widyanegara, Pura Agung Jagatnatha had a shrine, the holy dwelling place Hyang, namely pelinggih Padmasana towering approximately 15 meters. At the peak of Padmasana, there Acintya image, symbol or manifestation of God's omnipotence, which was once coated with gold. But alas, the gold thief was taken around 1981.

Besides Padmasana, at the temple there are two shrines headings that stand on either side of the front Padmasana. Meanwhile, Queen pelinggih Niang standing in the northeast. There was also pelinggih Karang Dalem and pelinggih Queen Made. Pelinggih near Queen Niang, grow trees body. As is often mock the other, there are also Bale Kulkul, Pamiyosan, Paselang Bale, Bale Gong, Temple Bentar, and Kori Agung (grand pemedal).

"This temple rank equally with the temple in Tanah Lot. Usually people pray here at the ceremony Galungan, Kuningan, Hari Saraswati, Purnama Tilem. Foreign tourists frequently visit the temple, they no prayer, there is also just a look the architecture of the temple. "

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