The Serangan Puras

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Pura Sakenan

This is the main temple on the small Serangan island, which lies east of the International airport. The name Sakenan appears to be a form of Sakyamuni, and the original temple was built by Mpu Kuturan or Mpu Rajakretha in the early 11th century, when they came from Kediri in eastern Java. They were followers of Mahayana Buddhism at the time.

Later the Pura was converted to Hinduism by the Javanese missionary, Danghyang Nirartha, who established seven temples around the coast of Bali. The temple, lying as it does on the seaside, has important shrines for Dewa Baruna, the god of the Oceans.

001 Overview of Main Temple

01 Overview of Main Temple

002 Main Shrine Rising

02 Main Shrine Rising

003 Gate opening onto Courtyard

03 Gate opening onto Courtyard

004 Gate to Temple

04 Gate to Temple

005 Courtyard inside Temple

05 Courtyard inside Temple

006 Row of Shrines

06 Row of Shrines

007 Shrines and Umbrellas

07 Shrines and Umbrellas

008 Two Umbrellas

08 Two Umbrellas

009 Pura Dalem Sakenan Gate

09 Pura Dalem Sakenan Gate

010 Bhoma Stone Work on Wall

10 Bhoma Stone Work on Wall

011 Guardian with Sword

11 Guardian with Sword

012 Guardian with Club

12 Guardian with Club

013 Ganesh as Guardian

13 Ganesh as Guardian

014 Guardian at Main Temple

14 Guardian at Main Temple

015 Door Guardian

15 Door Guardian

016 Shrine with Carvings

16 Shrine with Carvings

017 Shrine with Carvings

17 Shrine with Carvings

018 Carved Wooden Shrine

18 Carved Wooden Shrine

019 Ganesh Wood Carving

19 Ganesh Wood Carving

020 Saraswati Wood Carving

20 Saraswati Wood Carving

021 Naga Wood Carving

21 Naga Wood Carving

022 Carved Wooden Shrine

22 Carved Wooden Shrine

023 On the Edge of the Sea

23 On the Edge of the Sea

024 Ganesh as Guardian

24 Ganesh as Guardian

025 Guardian near the Sea

25 Guardian near the Sea

026 Guardian at Remote Shrine

26 Guardian at Remote Shrine

027 Banyan and Other Trees

27 Banyan and Other Trees

028 Old Tree

28 Old Tree

029 Old Tree

29 Old Tree

030 Remote Shrine

30 Remote Shrine

031 Shrine Offerings at Remote Shrine

31 Shrine Offerings at Remote Shrine

Pura Dalem Susunan Wadon

This is a smaller temple on the Serangan island which acts as a stop-over on the way to the more important Sakenan temple. The temple master was there when we visited and was helpful in showing us around.

032 Split Gateway

32 Split Gateway

033 A Few Shrines

33 A Few Shrines

034 Shrine Rising

34 Shrine Rising

035 Peak of the Shrine

35 Peak of the Shrine

036 Pool and Statues

36 Pool and Statues

037 Guardian and Broken Statue

37 Guardian and Broken Statue

038 Colourful Nagas

38 Colourful Nagas

039 Temple Master

39 Temple Master

040 Temple Master at Shrine

40 Temple Master at Shrine

041 Shrine with Offerings

41 Shrine with Offerings

042 Guardian

42 Guardian

043 Guardian with Ball

43 Guardian with Ball

044 Shrine with Checkered Sticks

44 Shrine with Checkered Sticks

045 Hollowed out Tree Shrine

45 Hollowed out Tree Shrine

046 Shrine with Old Tree

46 Shrine with Old Tree

047 Shrine Roof Pinnacle

47 Shrine Roof Pinnacle

048 Bonzai Tree

48 Bonzai Tree

049 Old Guardian

49 Old Guardian

050 Ratu Ayu Mas

50 Ratu Ayu Mas

051 Ratu Ayu Mas

51 Ratu Ayu Mas

052 Betara Wisnu Shrine Offering

52 Betara Wisnu Shrine Offering

053 Ratu Betari Niyang Lingsar Shrine

53 Ratu Betari Niyang Lingsar Shrine

054 Empty Shrine with Offering

54 Empty Shrine with Offering

055 Golden Doored Shrine

55 Golden Doored Shrine

056 Bowls and Shrine

56 Bowls and Shrine


Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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