A Spiritual and Cultural Oasis in Bali

Welcome to Besakih Temple

Discover the Holiest Temple in Bali: The Significance of Besakih Temple Nestled on the slopes of Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia, Besakih Temple is considered the most important and holiest temple on the island. This complex of multiple temples is a symbol of the balance between man and nature, as well as a testament to Bali's rich cultural and spiritual heritage. With a history spanning over a thousand years, Besakih Temple is a must-visit destination for those seeking a unique cultural experience.

Short History

Also known as The "Mother Temple" is dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses, with the oldest structures dating back to the 9th century. Despite undergoing several renovations and expansions over the centuries, the temple still retains its ancient beauty and architectural elegance. The eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 threatened to bury the temple in volcanic ash, but the local community worked hard to clean and restore it, preserving its beauty for future generations.

The Most Significant Ceremony at Besakih Temple

One of the most significant events at Besakih Temple is the "Eka Dasa Rudra" ceremony, which takes place every 210 days. During this ceremony, offerings of flowers, fruits, and rice are made to the gods, symbolizing the unity between humans and nature. It is attended by thousands of people from all over Bali and showcases the island's rich cultural heritage.

Visitors Are Welcome

Visitors are welcome, but it is crucial to dress modestly and behave respectfully as this is a place of worship. Women who are menstruating are not allowed to enter the temple as it is considered impure. The temple can be reached by foot or car, and an entrance fee is required. To fully understand the history and cultural significance of Besakih Temple, it is recommended to hire a Balinese local tour guide for valuable insights and information.

Thank you for choosing Bali as your destination and have a pleasant trip!

Having a visit to Besakih Temple is a must for those seeking a unique cultural and spiritual experience in Bali. Explore the stunning architecture, learn about its rich history and ceremonies, and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of this remarkable place. Book your trip today for an unforgettable experience.

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