Batuan Temple - Bali, Indonesia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna
S 08° 34.912 E 115° 16.559
50L E 310266 N 9050948
Quick Description: Chimera of a dragon
Location: Indonesia
Date Posted: 2/13/2022 8:45:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM15R2F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
This chimera is one of a lot of chimeras that are in this temple. It is the face of a dragon in stone and gold colour. The dragon is important in this religion because was an evil that gives dry.
Normally there were this faces on the bottom of doors in temples.

"The Batuan Temple, referred to locally as Pura Puseh Batuan is a focal landmark in the namesake village of Batuan, well-known for its traditional Balinese arts and paintings. one of three village temples dedicated to the gods of the Hindu trinity

batuan temple

As a classic example of a Balinese village temple trio that’s well located between south Bali and Ubud, Batuan Temple is a popular stop on Bali cultural and temple tours.

The temple features a grand complex of shrines laid out within its 0.65Ha complex. Well preserved sandstone bas motifs and well-preserved traditional Balinese temple architecture are its main draws.

As usual temple in Bali, Batuan Temple is also featured by the three areas includes Nista Mandala (outside area) Madya Mandala (Middle area) and Utama Mandala (Main temple area).

The entry gate to the temple appears as a split gate as if it was formed once as one gate that was split into two parts. This gate leads into a courtyard which has a garden and a galaxy of statues fixed at various locations.

From the courtyard, there is another gateway spanned by an intricately carved arch with bass relief on the inset and intertwined with vines and a closed door. The entry to the sanctum is again through two gates.

The sanctum is where the gods are enthroned during festival time through a special invitation to “come down into this world.” The gods invited during the festivals are venerated with deep devotion and offerings."

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Water spout is used: no

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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