"MENGWI My Third Hometown" Mengwi by mkurniawan
Mengwi Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 96 photos
My wife's father was born here at Puri Penarungan, Puri is such as a castle for a Kingdom dynasty. its located Dauh Peken Banjar, Mengwi, Badung Regency. I called this Puri is the lost Mengwi Kindom dynasty because according local people tales, this Puri was an exile for the last Mengwi Kingdom dynasty prince. When the Mengwi kingdom defeat in war with Tabanan Kingdom, and the king died in war, and the Mengwi Kingdom under Tabanan Rules, the prince exile here, the prince felt the Tabanan King wrongfull in policy, so the Prince try to strungle rebels the King. nowdays this Puri set as a Mengwi Kingdom prince descen home, They lives here with harmony and the believes with TRI HITA KARANA (Three matter of welfare)
1. Affilation human and god ( parhyangan )
2. Affilation between human ( Pawongan )
3. Affilation human and enviroment ( Palemahan )
Taman Ayun Temple situated in Mengwi Village, Badung Regency, its about 18 Kilometers Denpasar city. This is the most beautiful temple in Bali, The temple yard so beautiful with moat surroundings. Its was establish in 1634 by King of Mengwi I Gusti Agung Putu the founder of Mengwi Kingdom, it was served as the Royal Family Mengwi dynasty, which the kingdom survived until the late 1800s. And than in year 1937 this temple completed with MERU it is dedicated for Mengwi Kingdom ancestors and also for the gods. Taman Ayun Temple is Mother Temple or local say PAIBON for Mengwi Kingdom. Every 210 days Tuesday, Kliwon, Medangsia. All Mengwi citizen celebrate the Pura Day or local say Piodalan or Odalan, The Citizen for several day adore their god with all god manifestation. This Temple complex separate with four different yard, One more high than another one, First Yard called Jaba with can be read only passing the compound bridge and Main Gate. Entering the main gate there is purview building is called wantilan, this building is purposed for Sambung ayam or Chicken Fighting when the ceremony held. Here also there is Waterfall monument with facing to nine cardinal. Before into next yard, on the right hand there is a small temple complex its called Pura Luhuring Purnama. Second and Third yard position is more highest than first yard, in this yard there are Bale pengubengan its decorated with Dewa Nawa Saga relief, this relief describe of nine god the cardinal guardian, in east facing in this yard the is a small temple called Pura Dalem Bekak, and the west corner there is a building called Balai Kukut. The fourth yard is the last yard, this is the highest place and the holly place. Pintu Gelung will be open when the ceremony held, this gate is for the arca and ceremony equipment traffic, and right and left gate function for daily activity The temple is famous for its exquisite wooden merus, or pagoda-like shrines
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