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Kintamani Kehen Temple Tour

Overview

Depart from your hotel to visit coffee plantation then drive to Kintamani with Lake Batur,continue to Penglipuran Village; traditional countryside owning unique characteristic life, socializing and culture.After lunch we will visit  Kehen Temple, one of ancient temples in Bali, is located at the south of Bangli in Cempaga village. Kehen Temple was mentioned three times in three copper inscriptions dated from the late 9th-century, the early 11th-century, and the 13th-century. The copper inscriptions mentioned the temple under different names. In the late 9th-century inscription, the temple was mentioned as Hyang Api (“god of fire) by the Brahmans who maintain the temple. In the second inscription dating to the early 11th-century, the temple was named Hyang Kehen; the word Kehen is derived from the Balinese word keren which means “flame”. In this period, the Pura Hyang Kehen was the official temple where oath ceremonies took place for royal officials. In such ceremonies, those who are proven unfaithful will be subjected to the terrible sapata (“curse”) to him, his families, and his descendants. The oath ceremony was performed in front of the figure of Hyang Api or Hyang Kehen, the god of fire Agni.A vessel known as bejana sarpantaka was used for such performance; this vessel, which is decorated with four serpents winding around the vessel, was kept in an enclosed pavilion to the east of the main shrine of Pura Kehen then continue visit Tegenungan waterfall before back to hotel.

 

Depart from your hotel to visit coffee plantation then drive to Kintamani with Lake Batur,continue to Penglipuran Village; traditional countryside owning unique characteristic life, socializing and culture.After lunch we will visit  Kehen Temple, one of ancient temples in Bali, is located at the south of Bangli in Cempaga village. Kehen Temple was mentioned three times in three copper inscriptions dated from the late 9th-century, the early 11th-century, and the 13th-century. The copper inscriptions mentioned the temple under different names. In the late 9th-century inscription, the temple was mentioned as Hyang Api (“god of fire) by the Brahmans who maintain the temple. In the second inscription dating to the early 11th-century, the temple was named Hyang Kehen; the word Kehen is derived from the Balinese word keren which means “flame”. In this period, the Pura Hyang Kehen was the official temple where oath ceremonies took place for royal officials. In such ceremonies, those who are proven unfaithful will be subjected to the terrible sapata (“curse”) to him, his families, and his descendants. The oath ceremony was performed in front of the figure of Hyang Api or Hyang Kehen, the god of fire Agni.A vessel known as bejana sarpantaka was used for such performance; this vessel, which is decorated with four serpents winding around the vessel, was kept in an enclosed pavilion to the east of the main shrine of Pura Kehen then continue visit Tegenungan waterfall before back to hotel.

Includes :
-Air conditioned private transportation during tour
-Lunch at local restaurant
-Entrance fee
-English speaking guide during tour
-Mineral water

Exclude :
-Tipping for driver
-Optional activities
-Souvenir

 

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