Besakih Temple is Going to be Conserved

It is hoped that the implementation of the arrangement of the sacred Besakih area will not interfere with religious activities at Pura Agung Besakih. Both when making buildings, arranging the location of small medium enterprises, and parking lots.

In this case, religious activities must continue as they are. “The project management must be strong,” said Chairman of Commission III of the Bali regional people’s representative council, A.A. Ngurah Adhi Ardhana was confirmed last Sunday, December 6.

Previously, on Saturday, December 5, Commission III of the Balinese people’s representative council made a working visit to the Rendang area, Karangasem regarding the protection program for the sacred area of ​​Besakih. According to Adhi Ardhana, both from direct observation and based on information from Jero Bendesa and field executives, the atmosphere in Besakih is indeed quite conducive.

Besakih Temple Bali
Besakih Temple Bali

What has been done is in accordance with expectations. “We in Commission III are very grateful for this,” added this politician from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle.

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Adhi Ardhana added, the arrangement of the sacred Besakih area has been designed holistically as the concept of the Pura Agung Besakih area from the start. During the holy journey to Besakih, there are many temples to pass. The Besakih sacred area protection program aims to return to this original concept.

“This program is carried out in that position, so that it directs the flow of the course according to the actual rules,” he explained.

Besakih Temple

The structuring project, continued Adhi Ardhana, will start in April 2021. Currently, land procurement for parking, road construction, catus pata improvements, and pedestrians has been carried out using the budget in the regional revenue and expenditure budget. The project is targeted for completion so that it can start operations in late 2022 or early 2023.

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“With the existing conditions, where there are many small medium enterprises and economic activities, we have requested that they be managed properly so that they do not cause disputes,” he explained.

Tourist in Besakih Temple
Tourist in Besakih Temple

Adhi Ardhana emphasized that economic activities must also be sustainable with the existing religious conditions. Then associated with tourism so that it is well prepared. Although it facilitates the wishes of the world community who want to see the greatness of Pura Agung Besakih and the implementation of culture and religion there, it must still be based on principles of holiness.

“How things that might contaminate, we avoid. Right now we don’t understand. There are people who should not enter, finally can enter. Later, some kind of demonstration will be prepared, ”he concluded.

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