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In every village in Bali, there are several temples and at least one small one in each home. One can therefore safely say that there are more temples than homes in Bali. Most of these temples are shrines and might not be regarded as actual temples, but the number of walled compounds is believed to reach to a total of 10,000.

Jagatnatha temple
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Located at Mayor Wisnu Street, lies at the heart of Denpasar City, the north side of Museum Bali and the East Side of Puputan Square. This temple is located in the Dangin Puri distriace, a sub-district of East Denpasar.

This temple established facing to the west as commonly as the temples in Bali. Besides facing to the west there are also the temples in Bali facing to the south. The east and north directions are able the holy direction which is according to Hindu's religion.

That is why every people will be able to easy know the location of Jagatnatha Temple in Denpasar, from the huge Padmasana.

In this explanation we convey the background of developing and function of this temple, and also the important thing is the chronology of development of the temple since to be planed until finishing the phase.

Background of developing this temple to realist decisions which has discharged in meeting of Parisada Dharma Hindu Bali on 20 November 1961, at Campuhan Ubud, Gianyar Parisada Hindu Dharma is high Assembly Indonesian Hinduism, which was centralization located at Denpasar. The one of decisions such as: established the center of religious education activity to build up and to develop the live of Hindus religion in Bali as specially and in Indonesian as generally.

Every fifteen days on full moon and dark moon, at this temple is loaded by Hindu's people which most of them come from Denpasar City to pray. For young generation principally: sometimes after praying which usually done, on the afternoon and the evening is held the Shadow Puppet show at the next of this temple.

Location map of Jagatnatha temple

Last revised on October 11, 2009
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