10 Photos of Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal Hindu Ubud Location in the Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana


Location: Jl. Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571
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There are countless religious tourism objects located in several places in Indonesia.

Being a country with a variety of cultural cultures and also a variety of beliefs that exist in Indonesia, makes it more exotic and interesting in many ways. One of them is the Pura area, which is a place of worship for Balinese Hindu people.

In Bali itself has many temples that are found in almost every area of ​​Bali. Almost all of them are objects of religious tourism. Bali still maintains the wisdom of local culture, while at the same time adhering to its religious beliefs without being influenced by foreign cultures.

Temples as a tourist destination, may happen accidentally, however the wisdom of visitors can respect all kinds of worship processions or rituals that are taking place, both inside the temple and outside the temple.

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One of the temple areas which is a tourist destination in Bali is Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, which is located within the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary complex, commonly known as Ubud Monkey Forest, Padangtegal, Bali. The complete address is Jalan Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571.

Pura dalem Agung is also known as the main temple, the most important of the other temples in this complex.

This temple, which is located in the southwestern part, is also included in the Ubud Monkey Forest area or commonly known as Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana. A place to worship the god Hyang Widhi as the embodiment of Lord Shiva, the modifier.

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This temple complex was built around 1350, and of course it plays an important role and functions as a place of worship for local residents. At that time, the kingdom in Bali was being controlled by the Pejeng Dynasty, or the beginning of the Gelgel Dynasty.

This is based on history which is analyzed through a sacred and historical book, Pura Purana. In addition, if you are new to learning the history of Hindu Bali in Indonesia, you can read the wiki site pedia which provides various kinds of related information.

Ubud Monkey Forest

A temple that is located in a nature reserve, Ubud monkey forest or wanara wana tourist mandala, apart from being a place of worship, it is also a tourist attraction.

Not without reason, that this tourist area is used as a nature reserve. As the name implies, this area, which is also a temple complex, is a habitat for around 340 species of long-tailed monkeys (Macaca fascicularis).

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In the tourism forest area of ​​twenty-seven hectares, there are four groups of monkeys that occupy different areas. There are also various types of trees here, approximately 115 trees of different varieties.

This forest area, which is also a temple complex, automatically becomes a source of purification and a place for several ritual events, especially cremation ceremonies.

The temple complex, which is located in Padangtegal Village, turns out to be directly monitored by authorized village officials. Being in the Wenara Wana Foundation, makes it pure and holy, as well as a very sacred tourist destination for visitors.

Besides that, tourists who visit here can also see various kinds of attractions or shows that are held in Ubud every month.

Sacred Temple

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The temple which is located in the Ubud Monkey Forest is indeed one of the most sacred. Even this monkey forest is also called sacred forest. Of course, because here is the place of worship of the Hyang Widhi, Lord Shiva.

This place of worship for Balinese Hindus in Ubud, has architectural patterns and ancient and distinctive ornaments. The Wanara Wana area has a dragon statue, under which there is a holy spring. It is said that drinking from this spring can cure all kinds of diseases.

Another temple in Ubud, and a tourist destination is the Ubud Krisnakusuma Royal Palace which is in the heart of Ubud. In the days of the ancient kingdom, it was the center of government in Ubud, as well as the center of arts and cultural activities.

Puri Ubud itself still maintains the original building, for the front after the gate, there is an Ancak serving area. In this area, dance performances are often held once a week. Meanwhile, for daily activities, as a place to practice gamelan for several music groups.

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The story of the candidatearang has also been performed in Bali. The beginning of the story of the candidate forarang was during the reign of King Airlangga, around 1006-1042 AD who married Princess Mahendradata from Bali.

King Airlangga once ruled in Daha, Kediri. From here, the King often gets trials, especially from Calonarang, a powerful person from the village of Girah or Gurah.

According to the story, the reason the candidate did the damage was because Ratna Manggali, his daughter, had never proposed, as an adult.

Calonarang himself is a devotee of Bhairawa Pengiwa and a worshiper of Durga. Not one young man dared to propose to his son, finally he performed the ritual and was granted by Durga, until an epidemic of disease led to death.

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As a result of his actions, King Airlangga sent troops to tackle Calonarang. But failed, the troops attack, made him even more cruel. The King, did not despair, he found a way to overcome it.

King Airlangga who had an advisor, Mpu Baradah. He lives in the western part of Kediri, precisely in Lemah Tulis.

Mpu Baradah devised a strategy, namely to carry out a marriage between his students, Mpu Bahula and Ratna Manggali. The goal is to attack candidates from within his family.

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After getting married, both of them lived in the prospective’s house. It is known that prospectivearang always read books and performed haunted rituals every night at the cemetery. Until finally Mpu Baradah knew every book he read.

Mpu Baradah also managed to meet candidates in the Girah area, and warned him to stop his curse on the population. Sang Mpu refused his request, until a fierce battle broke out, causing the candidates to die.

However, later revived by Mpu Baradah to be taught the truth, in order to reach moksa. Calonarang was also happy because he had been taught the truth to heaven. After that, the candidate was put back to death and his body was burned.

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This very interesting story is very legendary to foreign countries, until it was translated into Dutch by Prof. Dr. Poerbatjaraka. Then translated into Indonesian by Dr. Soewito in 1975, with the title Calon Arang the widow of Girah.

Strategic location

The area of ​​Ubud, Bali is indeed famous for its natural exoticism. This area is famous among tourists because of its location between rice fields, forests and mountain ravines.

Apart from its natural beauty, Ubud is also famous for its artistic and cultural performances. There are many art galleries, even art performances are usually held in all corners of the village.

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No wonder the location of Pura Dalem Agung in this area is very thick with local Balinese culture and also its natural beauty is still very well preserved. Apart from Pura Dalem Agung, there are still several tourist attractions that can be visited.

Among them are Rudana museum, Rudana fine art gallery, painting castle museum, other religious tourism spots in Ubud Royal Palace, to adrenaline-pumping tourist destinations such as rafting.

For tourist activities, visitors in Ubud can go to Tukad Ayung. This famous river in Ubud is a favorite place for water sports, such as rafting and kayaking.

Even during kayaking, you will not be bored, because around the river there is a very beautiful mountain view. In the vicinity, there are also many inns for tourists who are on vacation.

In an area which is famous for the story of this candidate, there is also a Sukawati art market and an Ubud art market. Here, tourists can buy a variety of Balinese souvenirs. There are souvenirs, handicrafts, clothes and Balinese bags.



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