The royal palace of Blahbatu is located at Jalan Raya Udayana no. 2 Blahbatuh, Gianyar, Bali. It was built in the 16th century.
Location of Blahbatu
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About the king (- 2018)
Since nov. 2018
Crown prince of Puri Agung Blahbatu: Anak Agung Ngurah Kakarsana.
15 nov. 2018
King or Penglingsir of Puri Ageng Blahbatuh is I Gusti Ngurah Djelantik, the 24th of the dynasty Sri Kesari Warmadewa. He died 15 nov. 2018.
Crown prince of Puri Agung Blahbatu: Anak Agung Ngurah Kakarsana, since nov. 2018
King or Penglingsir of Puri Ageng Blahbatuh I Gusti Ngurah Djelantik, He died 15 nov. 2018.
About the palace of Blahbatu, 16th century
The palace is not only used as a resting place of the king and worship, but also used as a place of education and historical tourism. Puri Ageng Blahbatuh as one of the largest palaces in Gianyar now contribute as one of the places of tourist destinations of interest. Puri Ageng Blahbatuh is located at Jalan Raya Udayana no. 2 Blahbatuh Gianyar Bali.
Rebuilt in the 16th century, until now Puri Ageng Blahbatuh still save the grandeur of Balinese architectural building is slick. Puri Ageng Blahbatuh has an area of 4.5 hectares which is divided into several parts of the ideal building based on Tri Mandala concept. The uniqueness of Puri Ageng Blahbatuh and also the distinguishing of the other castle is the existence of the park which is supported the northeast of the castle which in general is a holy place or called merajan. But if in another palace the park was used for prayer, in the garden of Puri Ageng Blahbatuh the park was used for meditation, discussion about science, and religious philosophy by the royal family at that time. This park is called Yasa park.
Puri Ageng Blahbatuh was originally built around the year 1570-1600 of the Cakra calendar and was founded by the dynasty of King I Gusti Ngurah Jelantik VIII. I can walk around the grounds of the palace without the intrusion of too many tourists. I can feel I were family king here. Members of the family who are also residents of the palace are normally walking around and you never know you may be lucky enough to be shown around by the King of Blahbatuh himself. Now, the King or Penglingsir Puri Ageng Blahbatuh is I Gusti Ngurah Djelantik, the 24th descendant of the dynasty Sri Kesari Warmadewa. I Gusti Nguah Djelantik is a friendly, polite and humble warlord. Even his territory to reach the area of Batur, Kintamani. I Gusti Ngurah Djelantik is consistent and committed to keep Puri conservation both physically and spirit as the center of culture.
Prior to 2007, Puri Ageng Blahbatuh was a private castle, access for others and even tourists was severely restricted. But after 2007, Puri Ageng Blahbatuh access has been opened for both domestic and international tourists. The splendor of this castle is still awake and well maintained even the royal symbols still look original in every corner of its part. Puri Ageng Blahbatuh used as a place for ritual worship, educational places and cultural attractions trying to filter out the outside culture and maintain the local culture. Various efforts have been made by the Castle manager to realize the mission. One way to open access for visitors to visit the Castle in order to see the various relics of the kingdom including the daily activities of Puri Ageng Blahbatuh. The royal relic at Puri Ageng Blahbatuh is the original mask of Gajah Mada patih which is stored sacredly.
– Source: https://baligreatadventuretour.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/royal-palace-puri-ageng-blahbatuh/
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.
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.
– For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balinese_temple
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.
Anak Agung Ngurah Djelantik (kanan). 2012