Although part of Indonesia, Bali definitely sets itself apart in many ways. Whereas mainland Indonesia remains a strong Muslim community, Bali consists of nearly 90% Hindus. This is clearly evidenced by the many statues, most of which are large and conspicuous, that are found in and around the city, and even form part of the middle aisle or roundabouts on the roads.
Visitors to the island are always made to feel welcome by the exceedingly hospitable people with their characteristic Balinese cuisine and culture. Bali is also famous for its legendary massages and spa treatments that do wonders for the tired and drained out traveller looking for total relaxation and rejuvenation.
Whilst on your visit, it would be impossible indeed to miss out on the folklore, legend and spiritual beliefs that surround the Balinese people and their way of life. The Statue of Arjuna found in the Ubud District is a masterful creation and perhaps the largest of its kind. It depicts Arjuna upon an elephant in a victorious stance with an arc of serpents encircling him.
Arjuna is considered the listener in the Hindu epic Bhagavatgeethaya which is essentially a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. The birth of Arjuna himself is considered an unusual one and a boon granted by the Devas (gods). He was considered a mighty warrior responsible for winning many wars and battles.
As such there are many statues depicting Arjuna in various forms and stances spread out across Bali. These and other statues provide great insight into Bali tradition and culture and are worth the time to check out and discover.
If you are planning to visit this country of statues then make sure to book yourself into a Bali spa resort in order to make ample use of Bali’s speciality in spa treatments. COMO Shambhala Estate Bali apart from offering luxurious and exceptional treatments is one of the unique Bali spa resorts in the area. This is because it offers not just spa facilities but an entire range of holistic treatments. The accommodation package is geared to suit the individual relaxation and rejuvenation needs of the guest and helps one find true peace for mind, body and spirit.