As per the Indian hallowed book; Bhagavat Geetha Lord Vishnu is considered the divine being and is worshipped by all Hindu devotees in his original form or in the form of his many avatars. It is believed that Lord Vishnu can liberate man from the eternal cycle of rebirth, materiality and suffering. Hence, it is not uncommon for his statues to be erected both in Hindu temples and in other public places for his devout followers to easily pay homage.
Though it seems peculiar that Indonesia; a country which is acknowledged as one of the largest Islamic nations of the world would have a status of Lord Vishnu and that too in a prominent position in the city of Kuta, the fact remains true in Indonesia. Garuda Wisnu Kencana is a large cultural park that spreads far and wide and is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Within this park one finds a tall and magnificently carved figurine of Lord Vishnu along with his Garuda; the mythical bird that is known in legends as his mode of transport.
The project faced much controversy due to the large investment that was required, the mix of spirituality with entertainment and the probable conflicts that could arise from a religious point of view. However, the campaign progressed and the massive edifice stands riding a Garuda, atop a commercial complex which comprises eleven stories and has become a popular tourist attraction.
The acreage of the park is utilized for a multitude of culturally important, socially significant and pertinent purposes such as wedding celebrations, musical and cultural shows. What was probably once barren land has now become a luscious garden that is suitable for any type of outdoor celebration as the landscaping has been done well and after a lot of thought.
With Nusa Dua a whisker away and beautiful Kuta taking every visitor’s breath away, a resort in Kuta is bound to be the best central point from which to explore the locality. A Kuta beach resort will provide the luxuries that are on offer in any comparable city, while the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is known to have unprecedented delights for its patrons.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.