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Siva Temples In Indonesia
Index Prambanam
Bali
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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BALI - SIVA MANDIR

It is astounding to note that this region Bali, an integral part of Java of Indonesia claims the honour of having 2000 temples built at several places, like atop the mountains, on 'the seashores, in the little villages, and strangely enough in the paddy fields also. Further there is no village without temples, and each houses in the minimum three temples throughout the country, and are built in different places, like the Pura Puseh temple at the end of the village, dedicated , to Vishnu, the Pura Desa, dedicated to Brahma in the middle of the village, and finally the Pura Dalem at another end, dedicated to Siva facing the sea. Another fascinating feature discernable is - each has distinct purpose like the Pura Puseh, going by the name of the Temple of Origin meant for village founders. The Pura Desa is used for performing ceremonies and the last the Pura Dalem called the temple of the Dead is used for the deities. Their traditions being queer due to local influence and alien culture, novelty stares into the eyes of the Indian visitors, accustomed to seeing Saivate gods in the manner described in the agamas. Whatever may be the intent on the part of the patrons for the building of the places of worship, and carrying of prayer services, the names of the adorable deities and the functions assigned deserves attention and adoration. Saivism that was established in the prehistoric days by the Indian settlers had passed through many vicissitudes of time, and hence the observance of a wide variety of ramifications of the original gods, traditions and customs. Yet the Indian names and adherence to basic concepts merits recognition and appreciation.

This sort of temples are found in every Balinese village, occupying the eastern most end of the island of Java, the principal island of Indonesia.

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