BATUKARU TEMPLE IS FIRST PLACE VISITED FOR JATILUWIH TOURS
Batukaru Temple (Pura Luhur Batukaru) is a secret temple set in the middle of rain forest right on the foot of Batukaru Mount, Wangaya Gede Village, Penebel District and Tabanan Regency. Batukaru Temple is one of the biggest temples in Bali Island with temple status of Winakaya Temple (Sad Kahyangan), Catur Lokapala Temple, Padma Bhuana Temple and Kahyangan Jagat Temple in Bali.
The history of Batukaru Temple is difficult established although there are the ancient relics found in this temple includes multiple profile area and the spears with Bali Kuni type, however there is no found the written data. In the effort of studies and research of this temple history, it was still difficult to be established. The written data means that the data had been written with the authentic data about this temple like Lingga and Tambra inscription. The only one written data used as a source state the history of Watukaru Temple is Ripta Inscription that are many found in Bali Island stating the existence of history about this temple although some people who expert on the history think logically or think based on the system, research and analytics those usually used for research in common sociology.
In term of temple ceremonies, the Balinese Hindu must start the worship from Beji Temple and then continued to main temple right in front of main temple building called by Tepasana. So the Hindu people will not necessary to clean up their hand and gargle by holy water because they have done the purification at Beji Temple. It is one of the unique worship styles at Batukaru Temple. The temple ceremony is held on every Galungan Day (Wednesday) by extending the ceremony within 3 days.
The temple structure if Batukaru Temple is equal with the other temple building structures in Bali that is consisted of three temple areas includes outside temple area (Nista Mandala), middle temple area (Madya Mandala) and main temple area (Utama Mandala). In the development of this temple, nowadays this temple has been well maintained and designed especially outside temple area where we can see the public facilities has been built includes toilets, hall for multipurpose and parking area those are the facilities for every Hindu people who conduct the worship as well tourists who visit this temple.
JATILUWIH RICE TERRACE IS SECOND PLACE VISITED FOR JATILUWIH TOURS
Jatiluwih village is located in the district of Penebel in Tabanan Regency, has paddy fields following the contours of terraced land against the background of spellbinding Mount Batukaru.
Jatiluwih has gain acknowledgement from UNESCO as part of the worlds cultural heritage, and would not allow the development of star-rated and city hotels, unless tourism facilities with a commitment to environmental conservation would be 70 percent had to be left naturally as paddy field or plantation.
The village covers area of 22.3 square kilometers, hosts of 7 subak (The traditional irrigation organization in Bali) each subak coordinated by one master water controller (Pekaseh)
The topography of Jatiluwih are : 70% Hilly, 20% Rolling , 10% Sloping, Soil type (yellow latosol), man made and natural irrigation type, tropical climate, 70-85% air humidity.
TANTERI CERAMIC IS THIRD PLACE VISITED FOR JATILUWIH TOURS
Tanteri was a ceramics art studio established in 1987 by I Made Tanteri, who was a pioneer for ceramic development in Pejaten Village in Bali. His studio actually was a place provided for the artists and pottery craftsmen to expression their creations. Until now, crafts pottery is growing for generations and become a livelihood for the people of Pejaten village. Some of the works of the villagers are widely sold all over world and have significant value for society.
I Made Tanteri has revive the old traditional pottery that nearly died out. His research about high temperature firing techniques found a problems. He continually encountered technical problems until the arrival of Mrs. Hester Tjebbes, a renew Dutch ceramic artist. She helped Tanteri and the villagers of Pejaten make perfect high temperature firing techniques and Pejaten people can make glazed pottery with high firing, and creation which was more durable and artistic.
The creativity of Tanteri and his villager was at last, and they began to create masterful, and uniquely Balinese works, which sold all over world. For his craftsmanship, and his contribution to craft aiding in the development of Indonesia, Tanteri received UPAKARTI a national awards from the President Republic of Indonesia in 1986.
Nowadays, the art of glazed pottery in Bali has rapidly developed. In Pejaten, many ceramic studios have produced various motif of products inspired by the natural environment and culture of Bali.
In an effort to maintain and preserve the art of ceramics, Oka Mahendra feel compelled to establish Tanteri Foundation which aims to preserve and develop the art of pottery and ceramics in Bali. The Tanteri Museum collect various ceramics and pottery ever made in Pejaten village as well as various ceramics found in Indonesian archipelago.
ALAS KEDATON IS FOURTH PLACE VISITED FOR JATILUWIH TOURS
Alas Kedaton Temple or Pura Dalem Kahyangan Kedaton is located in the middle of a forest inhabited by thousands of monkeys and hundreds of large bats.
Alas Kedaton Temple has the meaning that Alas is a forest while kedaton means kingdom, so Alas Kedaton Temple can have the meaning of a kingdom in the forest. This temple piodalan ceremony is held every 210 days or falls on Tuesday (Anggara Kasih) twenty days after Galungan
Alas Kedaton Temple is a heritage building from ancient megalithic times, built by Mpu Kuturan at the time of the governance of Sri Masula Masuli who reigned in 1,178 AD. Alas Kedaton Temple is located in the Alas Kedaton forest area in Kukuh Village, Marga District, Tabanan Regency.
Inside the Kedaton base forest area grows various types of plants with an area of about 6.5 hectares are overgrown with trees such as mahogany, clumps, or trees, and a total of 24 species of plants that grow in this forest. The Alas Kedaton Forest area can be preserved until the people who previously guarded the unwritten awig-awig so as not to cut down trees or disturb monkeys in the forest area. Tree felling in this area is only allowed if it is used for the benefit of Alas Kedaton Temple, such as renovating a damaged high rise building.
For visitors or people who want to pray, they are not allowed to turn on fire or incense into the temple complex because it is symbolized as anger or lust that has not been extinguished.
Monkeys behavior in the Alas Kedaton Temple area is classified as friendly monkeys when compared to the Uluwatu temple. Monkeys in this area are close to visitors because visitors often eat nuts and other snacks.
But despite being friendly, visitors are encouraged to remain cautious because they can also attack when these monkeys feel disturbed.
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