The Palace of Kesiman / Bali

The Palace Puri Agung Kesiman, is located in the village of Kesiman, Denpasar. Province of Bali.

Location of Denpasar

* Foto Palace Puri Agung Kesiman: link
* Video PalacePuri Kesiman: link

About the king of Puri Agung Kesiman

Pelingsir Puri Agung Kesiman (2014): Anak Agung Ngurah Kusumawardhana.

History of the Palace of Kesiman

Google translation

In the early sixteenth century, the Majapahit dynasty moved its central government to Gelgel. During the reign of King Dalem Waturenggong, Gelgel reached the height of its glory by making it a center of government and culture.
Due to various rebellion events, early in the XVIII centuries the center of government was moved from Gelgel to Semarapura.

At that time the king’s relatives spread throughout Bali as representatives of government in areas as Badung, Jembrana, Tabanan, Karangasem, Bangli, Buleleng, and Gianyar. The Semarapura kingdom (Klungkung) remains the seat of government.

At the beginning of the establishment of the kingdoms of the relatives of the puri’s, all still respect the sovereignty of Semarapura as its lord. But because of various things, eventually the kingdoms are sovereign. One of them is the kingdom of Badung which has a large area, and has trade relations with other areas through the port of Kuta and Sanur. The royal dynasty of Badung, descend kings who collectively rule the kingdom of Badung the Puri Pemecutan, Puri Denpasar and the last Puri Kesiman.

Kingdoms on Bali,  ca 1900

Palace: Puri Agung Kesiman

Google translation

Puri Kesiman is a Puri (palace) in Badung regency. Founded by I Gusti Ngurah Made Pemecutan after Puri Satria was destroyed by his sister I Gusti Ngurah Rai in 1779. After the building was destroyed, it was not possible to  rebuilt the palace, finally was decided to move the construction site to Kesiman Denpasar Village.

List of kings

1) Line of history

c. 1600     Badung or Pinatih state are founded. Later called Pamecutan.
c. 1800     State split into Pamecutan, Badung (Denpasat) aand Kesiman.
20 sept. 1906  State extinguished by Netherlands power.
1929         Ruling line nominally restored.

2) Penguasa / rulers (Cokorda)

1813 – 1863 Gusti Ngurah Kesiman
1863 – 1904 Gusti Ngurah Ketut
1904 – 1906 Anak Agung Ngurah Mauun
1906 – 1927 Interregnum
1927 – 1954 Gusti Ngurah Made
1954 – 1989 Interregnum
1989 – Anak Agung Ngurah Kusuma Wardhana

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– History of Bali:
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