Pura Ponjok Batu
Pura Batu Ponjok
Ponjok Pura Batu, North Bali Balancing
Ponjok Pura Batu is one Penyungsungan or Pura Dang Kahyangan Jagat, besides Pulaki Temple in the village of Banyupoh, Gerokgak. This temple is located in the village of Julah, District Tejakula, Buleleng. Indeed, no data are available for the beginning of the existence of this temple. However it is known, where the temple is inseparable from the history of the arrival of Pastor Shiva Sidanta namely Nirartha (Ida Rauh Wawu Rawuh) in the 15th century, during the reign of Dalem Waturenggong in Bali.
This temple has a long historical record and unique. It is traced through archaeological findings, efigrafi and folklore (folklore) who live in the community and surrounding Julah.
Based on the study of the archaeological excavations at the site when the temple repairs in 1995 found sarkopah / sarcophagus. Now sarkopah was stored along with other sarkopah front page Pura Desa Duhur Kayuputih, Banjar. Sarkopah (coffin) is made out of solid rock, are found in some areas in Bali.
The system uses sarkopah burial place since the days of perundagian in Bali in 2500-3000 BC, or about 5,000 years ago. Means in the surrounding area was once populated Pura Batu Ponjok society that promotes a culture of sarkopah. Sarkopah is the resting place of people who respected public bodies. In perundagian times, people believe worship of the spirits of ancestors and the people who are respected, such as chiefs or traditional leaders. As well as the tradition of making mummies in Egypt, Babylonia, Syria and others.
Meanwhile, according to a study efigrafi or inscriptions, Julah village as a settlement very crowded. It is known from inscriptions issued by the kings of Dynasty Warmadewa, each of the reign of the Sri Aji Ugrasena (in 923 AD), King Sri Aji Tabanendra Warmadewa (955 AD), King Sri Janasadhu Warmadewa (975 AD), King Sri Dharma Udayana Warmadewa (1011 AD), Raja Putri Sang Adnyadewi, King Marakatta (1022-1026 AD), King Sri Paduka Child Wungsu and King Sri Prabu Jayapangus (1181 AD).
Kings who had ruled that almost all have been issued about the existence of the village Julah inscription. There is also mentioned that his job keeping the best of all temples in the region Desa Julah. Although not clearly indicated on Ponjok Pura Batu, but certainly Ponjok Pura Batu is one of the temples that participate treated. In the temple was also discovered several statues, including a statue of Shiva, Nandini and Ganesha. This is