Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pura Lempuyang Door, Bali, Indonesia:

Pura Lempuyang Door, Bali, Indonesia

A Pura is a Balinese Hindu temple.and the place of worship for the adherents of Balinese Hinduism in Indonesia. Most of the puras are found on the island of Bali, as Hinduism is the predominant religion in the island; however many puras exist in other parts of Indonesia where there are significant numbers of Balinese people. Mother Temple of Besakih is the most important, the largest and holiest temple in Bali.A large number of puras have been built in Bali, leading it to gain the nickname "the Island of a Thousand Puras".There are two types of gates within Balinese architecture: the split gate, known as candi bentar,and the roofed tower gate in Paduraksa style, usually called kori agung. Both types of gates have specific roles in Balinese architectural design. Candi bentar is the gate used in the nista mandala, while the kori agung is employed as the gate between the madya mandala and Utama mandala inner compounds. The rules for gate types are also valid for non-religious compounds such as puri, nobles' and kings' residences.



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