Pura Besakih : a study of Balinese religion and society
Pura Besakih is the paramount Hindu temple on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Its location on the slopes of the volcano Mt. Agung, the highest mountain on the island, reflects a tradition of regarding the mountain as a major locus of divinity. In Bali, the Lord of Mt. Agung is associated with Siwa (Mahadewa). Pura Besakih is the name given to a large complex of public temples located in the village of Besakih. Through a comparison of villages throughout the west Karangasem region (Besakih is...[Show more]
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