The sensational island of Bali has been one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, attracting crowds of visitors annually. Its uniqueness is evident from the rich culture, heritage and traditions. Among its fascinating attractions, one must visit the Besakih Temple, known as the Mother Temple located on Mount Angung’s slopes and is considered to be sacred in the east of Bali. Visit this fascinating monument and feel the spiritual atmosphere that surrounds this peaceful location.
The Besakih temple is the largest temple in Bali and dates back to the 14th century. It is a construction made up of twenty two temples on parallel ridges and is designed to lead the spiritual ones upward and close to the mountain. The temple, which got its name after the Dragon God was believed to occupy the mountain, is known to be the only temple allowing Hindu belonging to any caste to worship. The mountain suffered a number of eruptions during 1963 which killed a lot of people and the lava flows had missed the temple only by meters. It is believed that the saving of this temple was miraculous and a sign from the gods.
There are a lot of festivals and a colourful anniversary celebration held in the temple annually. The complex includes eighteen separate sanctuaries that belong to various caste groups around the main temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. The trinity shrines are covered in cloth and decorated with flowers. Visiting the temple is considered a special pilgrimage to the Balinese. However, it is a leading attraction for tourists from all over the globe.
For guests vacationing in Bali and want to visit this extraordinary temple, stay at a special Bali hotel which is close to this attraction and offers a comfortable setting and great services. Enjoy the glamorous hospitality and state-of-the-art facilities at a Anantara Seminyak, Bali for a memorable stay. This Bali luxury resort is a place where you can indulge in the warmth of natural atmosphere and also cherish the unique culture and heritage of this fascinating island. Unwind here after a hectic day of travelling, savouring its impeccable service.