Kesiman, Puri Agung Kesiman / Bali

The Palace Puri Agung Kesiman, is located in the village of Kesiman, Denpasar. It was founded in 1779.

Location of Kesiman

Location of Bali

* Foto Puri Agung Kesiman: link
* Video Puri Kesiman: 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 of Puri Agung Kesiman

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

History of the Palace of Kesiman, founded in 1779

Google translation

In the early 16th 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 18th centurie 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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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.

Puri Agung Kesiman

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.


– History of Bali:
– History kingdoms on Bali:
– List of monarchs on Bali:

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