Gelap Temple

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Karangasem

Gelap Temple (pura Gelap) is located in Pura Besakih neighborhood. In the environment of Pura Besakih there are at least 20 temple complexes. From the small road east of Penataran Agung Temple to the north with a slightly uphill road you will arrive at the Pura Gelap which is located at an altitude. and Pura Batu Madeg.The dark word in the name of Pura Gelap is derived from the Kawi language which means lightning or lightning with its bright white rays. Pura Dark as the medium of worship of God in its manifestation as God Iswara namely the god of light. Sunlight as a natural source that serves to give life to the contents of nature. Pura Dark as one of God worship in its manifestation as Batara Iswara protector east direction of the universe or Bhuwana Agung. This temple is also one of the Pura Catur Loka Pala together with Pura Kiduling Kreteg, and Pura Ulun Kulkul.


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Jl. Entry Pura Besakih, Besakih, Rendang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80863