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Monday, October 25, 2010

Pura Andakasa (The Holy Temple of Andakasa)

Pura Luhur Andakasa situated on the summit of Mount Andakasa, Angantelu Village, Manggis distric, Karangasem regency, at a height of 200 meters above sea level. From the city of Denpasar, the temple is located about 60 km or are located approximately 20 km east of Semarapura City, the capital of Klungkung regency.
Pura Luhur Andakasa stana of Brahma is also known as 'Ida Btara Hyang Tugu'. Brahma controlled southern region in the structure or the manifestation of Dewata Nawasanga or the nine manifestation of Hyang Widhi who inhabit the nine cardinal directions.

Not known for sure about the year of establishment Pura Luhur Andakasa. In the Papyrus Usana Bali, the temple estimated was founded by the Mpu Kuturan around 10th century AD during the reign of King Marakata in Bali. Piodalan or the temple ceremony in Pura Luhur Andakasa held once every 210 days or six months of the calendar of Bali, on Anggara Kliwon Wuku Medangsia. Once a year, precisely on Purnama Sada or the 12th full moon, performed the ceremony 'Usaba Pengurip Bumi'.
Pura Pengempon Andakasa ie most village residents were 13 Indigenous 'banjar ' in Angantelu village, consisting of 358 households. This amount has not changed since the days of empire today.

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