Holy Visit of The Samaya Seminyak Team to Besakih Temple

Holy Visit of The Samaya Seminyak Team to Besakih Temple

Besakih temple is the biggest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali. The Besakih’s name comes from the word of Basuki, where in Sanskrit Basuki means congratulation. In mythology of Samudramanthana, Basuki is a dragon that twined the Mount Mandara.

This biggest temple in Bali is located in Besakih Village, Rendang Sub-district, Karangasem District and it has spectacular views over the surrounding valleys and is about a thousand years old. Besakih temple actually is a large complex of of 23 separate but related temples where the largest and most important temple is Penataran Agung temple.

Every 10th Full Moon, the entire compound of Besakih celebrates the visit of the gods, with an enormous throng of visiting pilgrims. For this year, it fell on April 11th to May 2nd. On April 20th and 21st, The Samaya Seminyak held holly visit to Besakih temple. Around 40 people from management team and staffs participated in this holy visit. Not only to Besakih temple, the team also visited and prayed at Batur temple which is only around 30 minutes away.

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