Pura Agung Besakih

Pura Agung Besakih more commonly known as Besakih Temple, is Bali’s largest complex for followers of the Hindu faith and is considered the island’s revered ‘Mother Temple’. The complex, which is approximately 42km from Denpasar city, consists of five major temples and many smaller shrines that are spread across a mountainside landscape. The origin of Besakih is believed to date back to pre-historic times before Hinduism infiltrated the island of Bali and this is evident from stones that can be traced back to the megalithic era. Every temple within this complex of religious significance celebrates its own annual ritual ceremony as well as special rites of purification held every decade as well as century.