Bali Day Trips to Taman Ayun Temple
Taman ayun temple in mengwi
Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire. The temple of Taman Ayun is in Bali’s Mengwi district. The name Taman Ayun means “beautiful garden”. Taman Ayun Temple is located in Mengwi 18 kilometers northwest of Denpasar. The wide beautiful landscape garden in front courtyard welcomes all visitors who come and visit this temple. It is a beautiful place to visit on your holiday in Bali.
Taman ayun temple balinese royal family
The name of Taman Ayun Temple refers to a huge open space (ayun) representing a garden (taman). It was constructed under Cokorda Munggu around 1740, and was restored and enlarge in 1973.It “floats,” as it were,surrounded by a moat with lotuses. This represents the heavens,where divine nymphs and ancestors relax in floating pavilions and enjoy themselves.
Taman Ayun Temple is one of Hindu Temples in Bali become tourist destination which has been visited by many tourists from local and foreign. This temple is usually visited by tourist once having a set tour to Bedugul due to this temple in the same route. People also call this temple by name mengwi royal family temple bali.
Function of Taman Ayun Temple
The function of Taman Ayun Temple is a place to pray the god in their manifestation. According to Babad Mengwi and the existence of temple building structure, especially the temple that is located in third area (Jeroan). According to Astadewata, the special God is worshiped in Taman Ayun Temple is the God in manifestation as a Wisnu God which his palace located in top of Mangu mount. In papyrus of Usana Bali mentioning that one of Dewa Catur Lokapalas carry through its worship to Meru Pucak Pangelengan that is a temple building with 9 multistoried roofs.
Pitara God is a holy soul deity of ancestor who is also referred as the other names of Hyang Pitara or Dewa Hyang. Pitara God is obliged to be worshiped by clan heir (Prati Sentana) in the form of temple ceremony which the same meaning as by the ceremony to the god. The worshiping existence to Pitara God in Taman Ayun Temple can be searched and proved by pursuant to the existence of temple building which lay in by consecution in east which is called Paibon that is representing Special Temple. Taman Ayun Temple is dedicated for the King family of Mengwi Palace or as a Merajan Agung from Mengwi King Families specially for the founder of Mengwi Empire that is I Gusti Agung Putu.