Kingdom of Karangasem / Bali

The kingdom of Karangasem, 1600-1950. Located on the province of Bali.

Location of. Karangasem

Location of Bali

* Foto kingdom of Karangasem: link
* Foto palace Puri Agung Karangasem: link

* Foto palace Puri Gde Karangasem: link
* Foto palace Taman Sukasada: link

* Foto kings on Bali today: link
* Foto kings of Bali in the past: link
* Foto Bali in the past: link
* Foto old sites on Bali: link
* Foto puputan Denpasar, 1906: link
* Foto puputan Klungkung, 1908: link

* Video history kingdoms on Bali, 45.000 BC – today: link

* Line of kingdoms on Bali: link


About the king today

There is no information about the king today.

History of the kingdom of Karangasem, 1600-1950,

Established in 1661 by I Gusti Anglurah Ketut Karang, Karangasem was an eastern Balinese kingdom that included the territory presently known as the Karangasem Regency and the western half of Lombok. The 18th and 19th centuries saw Bali-Lombok colonial wars against the Dutch, led by the Anglurah Ketut Karangasem sub dynasty until its defeat in 1894.

Born in 1887 during Karangasem’s sovereign independence era, I Gusti Bagus Djelantik started his reign in 1908 as a Dutch colonial representative (stedehouder) heading 22 localities. Karangasem fell under the Japanese invasion during World War II and saw another period of brief independence in 1945. A few years later Karangasem joined the State of East Indonesia under the short-lived United States of Indonesia, and eventually merged into the current Republic of Indonesia in 1950 as part of Bali province.

Kingdoms on Bali, about 1900.

List of kings

* c. 1600: Gusti Nyoman Karang
* Anglurah Ketut Karang, child from Gusti Nyoman Karang
* Abad ke-17: Anglurah Nengah Karangasem, child from Anglurah Ketut Karang
* 1691-1692: Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, brother of Anglurah Nengah Karangasem
* Anglurah Made Karang, child of Anglurah Nengah Karangasem
* 1730: Gusti Wayahan Karangasem, child of Anglurah Ketut Karangasem
* 1730s: Anglurah Made Karangasem Sakti (Bagawan Atapa Rare), child of Anglurah Made Karang
* 1730s-1775: Anglurah Made Karangasem, child of Anglurah Made Karangasem Sakti
* 1775-1806: Gusti Gede Ngurah Karangasem, grandchild of Anglurah Made Karangasem
* 1806-1822: Gusti Gede Ngurah Lanang, nephew of Gusti Gede Ngurah Karangasem
* 1822: Gusti Gede Ngurah Pahang, grandchild Gusti Gede Ngurah Karangasem
* 1822-1828: Gusti Gede Ngurah Lanang (reigned 2 times 1822-1828; died 1837)
* 1828-1838: Gusti Bagus Karang (died 1839), child from Gusti Gede Ngurah Karangasem
* 1838-1849: Gusti Gede Ngurah Karangasem, nephew from Gusti Bagus Karang

Rulers of Lombok in the name of Karangasem 1849-1894

* 1849-1850: Gusti Made Jungutan (Gusti Made Karangasem) (as vasal king 1849-1850), before he was punggawa
* 1850-1893: Gusti Gede Putu (as vasal king 1850-1893), nephew from raja Lombok
* 1850-1890: Gusti Gede Oka (as vasal king 1850-1890), brother Gusti Gede Putu
* 1890-1908: Gusti Gede Jelantik (wafat 1916), brother of Gusti Gede Oka
* 1908-1950: Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem (died 1966), child from Gusti Gede Putu

Karangasem was united with Republik Indonesia 1950.

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1) Puri Gede Karangasem.

* Foto palace Puri Gde Karangasem: link

2) Puri Agung Karangasem

Foto palace Puri Agung Karangasem: link

3) Puri Taman Ujung

* Foto istana Taman Sukasada: link

Puri (palaces) on Bali

Puri on the island of Bali is the name for the residence of Balinese aristocrats, especially those who are still close relatives of Balinese kings. Based on the system of division of triwangsa or caste, the castle is occupied by aristocrats who are knights.

Puri on Bali are ruled by a descendant of the king, who is generally elected by the puri kinship institution. The leader of the puri, who is generally the leader of the puri kinship institution, is usually referred to as the Penglingsir or Pemucuk. The royal descendants can be identified by the titles in their names, for example Ida I Dewa Agung, I Gusti Ngurah Agung, Cokorda, Anak Agung Ngurah, Ratu Agung, Ratu Bagus and others for men; as well as Ida I Dewa Agung Wife, Dewa Ayu, Cokorda Wife, Anak Agung Wife, and others for women.

Entrance-gate of the Puri Saren Agung in Ubud

puri saren ubud

Pura (temples) on Bali

A pura is a Balinese Hindu temple and the place of worship for adherents of Balinese Hinduism in Indonesia. Pura’s are built in accordance with rules, style, guidance and rituals found in Balinese architecture. Most pura’s are found on the island of Bali, where Hinduism is the predominant religion; however many puras exist in other parts of Indonesia where significant numbers of Balinese people reside. Mother Temple of Besakih is the most important, largest and holiest temple in Bali.
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Besakih Temple is a temple complex in the village of Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung in eastern Bali. It is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples.

Old maps of Bali

Bali 16th century


Bali 1750


– List of monarchs on Bali: link
History Karangasem: link
About Puri Kangin Karangasem: link

– History of Bali:
– History kingdoms on Bali:

– Intervention of the Dutch, 1906:
– Intervention of the Dutch in 1849:
– Dutch intervention on Bali (general):

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