Temples of Bali


Hinduism is a major religion in Bali, and as such, there are a number of Hindu temples that people buying or renting luxury villas in Bali can visit. These temples provide a glimpse of both the culture and history of the people of Bali.

Those buying or renting luxury villas in Bali will want to check out Batukaru Temple, which is one of the most important temples in Bali. Referred to as Pura Luhur Batukaru by local residents, Batukaru Temple is found at the base of Mount Batukaru. It is a temple where people go to worship Mahadeva, the Hindu god of air, water, and plants. While the temple sees frequent visits from tourists, there are still parts of it that are only accessible by people who come to worship. The temple is made up of many different shrines, and there is also a freshwater spring where people go to pray and where religious ceremonies are frequently held. There is a dress code at the temple that requires all visitors to wear a sash around their waist.

If anyone buying or renting luxury villas in Bali visits Besakih Village in central Bali, they can stop by Besakih Temple, which is located on Mount Agung. The temple is actually a complex of about 86 smaller temples. The temple is used as a place of worship for numerous Hindu deities, including Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu. As usual for a Hindu temple, there is a dress code that requires anyone visiting to wear a sash. One thing to keep in mind is that any women currently going through a menstrual cycle will not be permitted entry. For tourists, the temple is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, but for visitors going to worship, the temple is open 24 hours.

When visiting the village of Sebatu, those buying or renting luxury villas in Bali can pay a visit to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, where people go to worship such Hindu deities as the goddess Sarasvati. Water is a major feature at this temple, with numerous ponds, pools, and water gardens found all around it. There are even a couple sections of the temple where people visiting the temple to worship can bathe. Animals such as fowl, deer, and chickens are also seen frequently around the temple. Of course, with this being a Hindu temple, visitors will have to put on a sash before entering.