A pura is a Balinese Hindu temple, and the place of worship for adherents of Balinese Hinduism in Indonesia. Puras are built in accordance to rules, style, guidance and rituals found in Balinese architecture. Most puras are found on the island of Bali, where Hinduism is the predominant religion; however many puras exist in other parts of Indonesia where significant numbers of Balinese people reside. Mother Temple of Besakih is the most important, largest and holiest temple in Bali. Many puras have been built in Bali, leading it to be titled “the Island of a Thousand Puras”.

Pura Blanjong

A Dutch ship stranded on the coast of Sanur. By local residents, the incident of the ship stranding is also remembered by building a holy place called Pura Blanjong.

The story itself is still a saga. However, it is quite trusted by the local community as the origin of the Blanjong Temple. Moreover, Blanjong itself comes from the words “Belahan” which means fragments and “Ngenjung” which means fishing boat.

Nowadays, this temple is more than just a sacred and historical place, but also a tourist spot of choice for travelers during the holiday season to weekdays. Blanjong Temple is located on Jalan Danau Poso, Sanur, Denpasar City. In that place there is also an inscription with the same name as the legacy of King Sri Kesari Warmadewa and confirmed in 835 Saka.

The inscription with a height of 195 cm and a diameter of 60 cm tells the story of Sri Kesari Warmadewa’s expansion to the Desert and Suwal, a Blanjong site that was once a port area. It is said that the Dutch ship that was stranded on the coast of Sanur became a form of Sri Kesari Warmadewa’s victory monument. This monument is cylindrical in shape using Old Balinese language written in Pre-State letters and Sanskrit written in Kawi letters.

In addition to the inscription, in this temple there is also a Ganesha statue which has a height of 107 cm, width 65 cm, thickness 44 cm. This statue itself is made of solid gray stone and is depicted in a cross-legged sitting position, the soles of the feet meeting and sitting on a pedestal decorated with double Padma strands.

The statue shows Ganesha who is fat like an elephant with a head wearing kirita makuta decorated with beaded strands on the forehead, broken face and trunk, slanted eyes, and wide ears.

The Ganesha statue has two hands, each holding something. However, when found, the object held in his right hand was broken and could not be interpreted. Likewise with a broken left hand and a broken stomach.

In this temple there are also two phallus found in perfect form. Consists of legs, body, and head with a height of 46 cm, a diameter of 15 cm, and made of solid stone. In Hindu belief, the phallus serves as a medium for worshiping Lord Shiva.

There is also a temple which consists of three parts, namely the legs, body, and peak. This temple is arranged with bricks and solid stone with a height of 435 cm, length 220 cm, width 220 cm.

Other relics are several animal statues, namely the Ox Statue. This statue is believed to depict a Nandini ox made from the same as Batu Padas. There is also a statue of an elephant in a sitting position without a plinth, fat body, trunk hanging down, and legs folded in.

Overall, Pura Blanjong consists of one page or mandala, namely the main mandala. The outer courtyard is directly adjacent to the highway and residential areas. In the back right corner of the temple there is a stone inscription monument. Denpasar City Terrace, Sanur also has a history, Blanjong Temple. Visit, yeah…

Pura Segara

Segara Temple is structurally divided into three courtyards, namely the offal courtyard (main mandala), middle courtyard (madya
mandala), and the jabaan page (nista mandala). Between the viscera courtyard and the middle courtyard surrounded by a stone wall
coral combined with solid rock. The bearer of this temple is the Intaran Traditional Village and the owner is a group

Puri Abiantimbul family consists of 4 heads of families, so this temple has a general and geneological character.