Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · An Island Most Spiritual
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

An Island Most Spiritual

The Hierarchy of Bali's Religious Sites and the Need to Distance the Sacred from the Profane.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Pura Besakih, Pura Lempuyang Luhur, Pura Goa Lawah, Pura Uluwatu, Pura Batukaru., Pura Pusering Jagat, Pura Puser Tasik, apeneleng agung, Pura Dang Kahyangan, apeneleng alit, Pura Kahyangan Tiga, apenimpug, apenyengker, zoning, RTRW, Bhisama, Parisada Hindu Darma, PHDI, Dharmasala, pasraman, Pura Kahyangan Jagat
Click Image to Enlarge

(8/22/2011)

In order to preserve Bali’s six main temples - Pura Kahyangan Jagat Bali the Hindu High Council (Parisada Hindu Darma -PHDI) issued a set of religious dogmas (Bhisama) addressing the care and protection of religious site.

The PHDI guidelines on temple sanctity issued on January 25, 1994, addressed a number of critical issues, including stipulations that even traditional villages should be at least 5 kilometers distant from a Pura Kahyangan Jagat.

Bali’s main religious temples or Pura Kahyangan Jagat are:

1. Pura Besakih in Karangasem
2. Pura Lempuyang Luhur in Karangasem
3. Pura Goa Lawah in Klungkung.
4. Pura Uluwatu in Badung
5. Pura Batukaru in Tabanan
6. Pura Pusering Jagat (Pura Puser Tasik) in Gianyar

All of which should be surrounded by a “no-build” zone with a protective radius of 5 kilometers (apeneleng agung).

Lesser public temples (Pura Dang Kahyangan) require a protective radius of 3 kilometers (apeneleng alit), while lesser temples (Pura Kahyangan Tiga) have an off-set radius of 2 kilometers (apenimpug or apenyengker).

The proper distance to be maintained when building near holy places in Bali is emblematic of larger themes contained within Bali Hindu beliefs that emphasize the temporary nature of human life and reverence to the three pillars of Tri Hita Karana dictating balance be maintained between man, nature and God.

The Bhisama established in 1994 were later embodied and codified in Bali’s controversial 2009 Zoning Law (RTRW), said by devout Hindus to be absolutely necessary to avoid the pollution and resulting bad vibrations created when acts that are in conflict with religious norms occur in too close proximity to holy temples.

Accommodations built near religious sites are known as Dharmasala or inns for religious pilgrims who are participating in the ceremonial life of a temple. Often in the same complex will be found a Pasraman or centers of education for religious training. Dharmasala and Pasraman can also serve as important sources of income for communities living in areas occupied by holy temples.
 


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
An Exercise in Good Taste
Flavour of Bali Book Launched at Cocktail Held at Trans Resort Bali
(5/30/2016)
Major Anti-Narcotics Arrest
Bali Authorities Arrest Two Chinese Suspected on Participating in the Smuggling of 70 kilograms of Methamphetamines via Jakarta
(5/30/2016)
The Cost of Quantity Before Quality
Bank Indonesia Report Says substantial Chinese Travel Market Brings Minimum Benefits to National Economy
(5/30/2016)
Stop Human Trafficking
Group of Women from West Sumba with Fake IDs Netted by Bali Airport Security
(5/30/2016)
He Thought he Could Fly
Rowdy Australian Man May Face 2 Year in Bali Prison for Behaving Badly on AirAsia Flight from Sydney
(5/30/2016)
Bali Temples as Repositories of History
Expert Urges Care and Caution in the Care and Restoration of Bali’s Hindu Temples
(5/30/2016)
Anything But Therapeutic
13-Year-Old Australian Boy Claims Sexual Molestation at Kuta, Bali Spa
(5/30/2016)
The Road to Bali
BALINALE – Bali International Film Festival Hosting Career Day for Aspiring Film Makers in Bali June 1-2, 2016
(5/30/2016)
A Dose of Leniency for Two Airlines
Transportation Ministry Dilutes Punishments Given to Lion Air and AirAsia for Poor Airport Ground Handling
(5/30/2016)
Hand Off Our Kids!
President Joko Widodo Decrees New Punishments Including Castration and Electronic Monitoring for those Convicted of Sexual Misconduct with Children
(5/30/2016)
April Arrivals to Bali Up 21.3%
Bali by the Numbers: Foreign Tourist Arrivals January-April 2016 Up 16.77%. Will Bali End 2016 with 4.6 Million Visitors?
(5/30/2016)
A Dozen Years in a Bali Jail
Bulgarian Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for ATM Fraud Scheme in Bali
(5/30/2016)
All [News]!