I have already confessed that the Balinese temples really impressed me with their simple and interesting appearance. Beyond this aspect, their strong spiritual significance makes them really unique in the world.
The Batukaru Temple (Pura Luhur Batukau) is the third temple I visited during my trip to Bali and I found it the most mysterious of all. One of the reasons I feel this way might be the fact that it’s situated on the southern slope of Mount Batukaru, in a peaceful region far from the fuss of the urban areas. This mountain peak is the second highest in Bali and it is blessed with a beautiful rainforest which gives the entire scenery that special touch of wilderness.
As you have probably understood, the Batukaru Temple is in my opinion the ideal place to meditate and find your inner peace. Situated in the district of Penebel, in Tabanan, this Hindu temple is considered one of the most important Balinese temples.
Built in order to protect Bali from evil spirits and to protect the surrounding nature, the temple is dedicated to the ancestors of the rajas of Tabanan. The entire complex is embellished by a few towers, stone sculptures, fountains and altars. The most important altars that can be admired in the temple are dedicated to Mahadewa, the god of Mount Batukaru and to Ratu Hyang Tumuwuh, the god of fertility.
Beyond all these details, the vibe of this place is totally overwhelming. I personally felt a blend between positive feelings and inner peace. The best way to understand what I’m talking about is to actually visit this temple. The following pictures might be the right reason to plan this trip.