Alas Kedaton Temple

Bali, Indonesia Tourist Attraction Exciting place to visit of Alas Kedaton Temple Bali, Indonesia, an ancient Hindu temple based in the center of sacred monkey forest in Tabanan

Alas Kedaton Temple Bali is a megalithic holy Hindu temple relics of historical times, Alas Kedaton temple, and the monkey forest has also become one the favorite places to visit for tourists in addition to the attractions for tourist Tanah Lot Temple and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple as well as Batukaru Temple in Tabanan Bali.

 

Alas Kedaton Temple is based in the center of the monkey forest, just from the village of Kukuh, Marga district, Tabanan regency. Alas, Kedaton Temple (Indonesian: Pura Dalem Kahyangan Kedaton) is located approximately 35 km from the city of Denpasar Bali, Indonesia. Alas Kedaton Temple built by Mpu Kuturan or Mpu Rajakertha throughout the reign of King Sri Masula Masuli, by the inscription of Sading Village, Mengwi, Badung Regency mentions that King Sri Masula Masuli start reigning in Saka 1100 (1178 AD).

The inscription placed on the Saka 1172 (1250 AD) which also mentions that King Sri Masula Masuli ruling in Bali island for 77 years, which implies the government finished in Saka 1177 or even 1255 AD.

The position of Alas Kedaton Temple is facing towards the west and has four gates as entrances and exits of the temple.

The temple has a distinctive lawn, the position of the interior yard (in Balinese called Jeroan or Utama Mandala) is lower compared to the middle garden (in Balinese called Jaba or Madya Mandala), as opposed to other temples in Bali which typically has an interior yard that’s higher in comparison to the center yard.

Alas Kedaton Temple Sacred Buildings & Statues

Alas Kedaton Temple also has numerous sacred buildings (Pelinggih), a Lingga (Phallus) and many sculptures:

A statue of Durga Mahisasura Mardhani that has eight parts of stands and hand on the figure of a bull.

On every one of its right hand from the top to down holding a fly repellent (Camara), Arrow (panah), Knife, and keeping the tail of a bull.

On every one of its left hand from the top to down holding Kadga, Bow for archery, Trisula, Gadha.

A statue of Ganesha sitting on the lotus and two dragons, his right hand holding prayer beads (Tasbih) and his left hands holding the ax and trunk, he’s only one tusk (Ekadanta). Alas Kedaton Temple Ceremony