Interesting place to visit Alas Kedaton Temple Bali, Indonesia, an ancient Hindu temple based in the center of sacred monkey forest in Tabanan
Alas Kedaton Temple Bali is a megalithic sacred Hindu temple relics of ancient times, Alas Kedaton temple and the monkey forest has also become one the favorite places to visit for tourists in addition to the attractions for tourist Tanah Lot Temple and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple as well as Batukaru Temple in Tabanan Bali.
Alas Kedaton Temple is based in the middle of the monkey forest, just in the village of Kukuh, Marga district, Tabanan regency. Alas Kedaton Temple (Indonesian: Pura Dalem Kahyangan Kedaton) is located approximately 35 km from the city of Denpasar Bali, Indonesia.Alas Kedaton Temple constructed by Mpu Kuturan or Mpu Rajakertha throughout the reign of King Sri Masula Masuli, in accordance with the inscription of Sading Village, Mengwi, Badung Regency mentions that King Sri Masula Masuli start reigning in Saka 1100 (1178 AD).
The inscription put on the Saka 1172 (1250 AD) which also mentions that King Sri Masula Masuli ruling in Bali island for 77 decades, which implies the authorities ended in Saka 1177 or 1255 AD. The position of Alas Kedaton Temple is facing towards west and has 4 gates as exits and entrances of the temple.
The temple has a distinctive yard, the position of inside yard (in Balinese called Jeroan or Utama Mandala) is lesser than middle yard (in Balinese called Jaba or Madya Mandala), as opposed to other temples in Bali which generally has a inside yard which is higher compared to the center yard.
Alas Kedaton Temple Sacred Buildings & Statues
Alas Kedaton Temple also has numerous sacred buildings (Pelinggih), a Lingga (Phallus) and several sculptures:
A statue of Durga Mahisasura Mardhani that has 8 pieces of stands and hand on the statue of a bull.
On each of its right hand from the top to down holding a fly repellent (Camara), Arrow (panah), Knife, and holding the tail of a bull.
On each of its left hand from the top to down holding Kadga, Bow for archery, Trisula, Gadha.
A statue of Ganesha sitting on the lotus and 2 dragons, his right hand holding a prayer beads (Tasbih) and his left hands holding the ax and back, he is only 1 tusk (Ekadanta).