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Besakih Temple

Bali Province – Indonesia

The Besakih Temple (photo: Uwe Aranas/Wikipedia)

Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple is the biggest temple in Bali. It is the Mother Temple. It is a grand complex consisting of 86 shrines built on the slopes of Mount Agung. 70 celebrations are held there every year. A lot of major Balinese celebrations are the most anticipated and fantastic events for domestic/international tourists, but small spiritual ceremonies are also held daily. This place offers a peaceful environment with spectacular landscapes and views of rice fields, hills, mountains, and streams. When you come to visit this place, please wear modest outfits in order to respect the local culture and the sacredness of this place.

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Besakih Temple

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Bali Batik Motifs

Pisang Bali

This batik motif is usually given by a person to his/her lover who is

Merak Abyorhokokai

The peacock batik motif depicts the bird’s beauty as the focal point of

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Buketan Bali

The Balinese bouquet (Buketan Bali) is a floral arrangement and the name is

 

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Insang Ikan

Insang refers to the gills of the fish. This is a typical pattern of Malay ethnic who inhabits

Tidayu

The name of this motif is the acronym of three ethnics namely,

Cengkeh

The clove flower motif is the main commodity of the Tolitoli Regency. This motif represents

Tangerang Herang

Tangerang Herang motif is a symbol of Tangerang city. The Tangerang Herang batik motif consists of

Desa Na Ualu

The Gorga motif of Ualu Village is the symbol of the eight cardinal

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Daun Simpor

This motif is inspired by the Simpor plant (Dillenia Suffruticosa) which is a typical

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Hiu Taliyasan

Indonesia is also home to the world’s largest fish, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). Hiu Taliyasan refers to

Prada Papua

The word “Prada” in the Javanese-Indonesian dialect means a batik textile that

Tenun Bima

The motifs are adopted from Bima woven textile. This pattern has received a great

Ukir Sentani

The Ukir motif is a batik motif that is inspired by various traditional Sentani wood carvings

Merak Ngeram

The hatching peacock motif has a very deep meaning which refers to the sacrifice and

Buketan Bali

The Balinese bouquet (Buketan Bali) is a floral arrangement and the name is

Karawo Pinang

Pinang refers to the Palm areca tree. This motif is considered as the original

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

It symbolizes the hierarchy in society and the social status of the Mekongga

Sido Mulyo

Sidomulyo is one of the classical motifs, which is specifically used for the bride’s costume in

Wirasat

Wirasat or divine inspiration is a gift from God. This inspiration is symbolized by

Sero Tangga

The Sero Tangga illustrates an endearing feeling and sacrifices of a person to fulfil

Pala Salawaku

This motif illustrates the unique weapons of the Maluku region, namely

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

The motif illustrates the philosophy of the mangosteen fruit, which is

Durian Pecah

Broken Durian motifs depict the foundation of faith. The second half signifies the mastery of

Honai

The Honai is inspired by the traditional house of the Papuan community living in

Jumputan Bintang

The word Jumputan means the tie-dye technique, while the word “Bintang” refers to

Mahkota Siger

Siger is the crown of a noblewoman in ancient time. It is a symbol of femininity, strength, and

Tanah Liek

The word “Tanah Liek” refers to clay in Minang language. It is also known as

Enggang Dayak

Local people beliefs that hornbills are an incarnation of the Commander of the Birds. It has supernatural

Dayak Kamang

Kamang motif is generally found in the Dayak tribe shield because it is believed to

Pintu Aceh

The motif is inspired by Aceh’s traditional architecture that has

Parang Rusak

Another meaning behind this motif is an unconquerable spirit, symbolized by

Gonggong Beruntun

This motif illustrates that a person should maintain a positive attitude and

Parang Seling

Parang Seling or “alternating daggers” is a royal batik motif. It is a feminine variant of

Ake Patra

Ake is related to the divinity and the composition of the universe. It is a symbol of

Samudra

This art painting means to be strong-willed person to pursue

Angsa Duo

According to legend, the Angso duo batik motif is a pair of swans that are believed to have led Princess

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

If Batik Besurek combines Arabic calligraphy motifs, then the Kaganga batik takes

Bomba Mawar

This motif means sacred love for family, kingdom, and God; It also illustrates

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tengkawang Ampiek

With its many advantages, the Dayaks use this leaf in ritual ceremonies. This plant is a symbol of

Keluak Daun Pakis

The word “Keluak” is a Minang language which means twisted or tangled. The Motif of

Abimanyu Prince

This motif implies a hope that the wearer will have the wisdom of

Gentala Arasy

Built as high as 80 meters, the tower also highlights the historical side of

Bultiya

The word ‘Bultiya’ is an acronym of the three major tribes in North Kalimantan, namely

Biji Kopi

The coffee seeds motif illustrates the pride of local coffee specialities in

Paqbarre Allo

The word “Barre” means round and “Allo” means the sunlight. This motif is interpreted as

Pattimura

Pattimura is the name of an Indonesian hero who fought against colonialism in

Awan Berarak

Awan Berarak is a combination of Dayak motifs and Malay patterns. The word ‘Awan Berarak’ means the

Kawung

The Kawung motif was created by Sultan Agung Hanyokrokusumo (1593 – 1645) as a symbolic gift for

Rasamala

The Rasamala Batik motif is associated with a story when the Dutch came

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

The Vertical Upright (Kerawang Tegak) Motif symbolizes a person who has a strong

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Sekar Jati

Sekar means flower and Jati refers to teak trees that symbolizes a strong mental character that

Karawo Mahkuta

Mahkuta refers to Gorontalo’s traditional crown. It represents noble characters of

Jupri Kembang Teh

Kembang Teh illustrates the tendrils of tea plants that grow in the highlands of

Gumin Tambun

Based on Hindu mythology, this motif symbolizes lucks, abundant wealth, and

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Merak Lasem

The peacock is considered to be the king of the birds. It represents

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

a combination of Javanese cultural motif of the Majapahit kingdom (XII-XIV century) with

Bintik Tujuh

The Bintik Tujuh (Seven Dots) motif has 7 white spots and green color gradation as

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

The Batik motifs in Lampung are dominated by the acculturation of Buddhist and

Pucuk Mekar

This motive reflects the joy and gratitude to God over the grace of

Desa Na Tolu

The Desa Na Tolu characteristic pattern symbolizes the Batak philosophy of existence and

Burung Bidadari

Bidadari birds are endemic birds in Halmahera. This motif represents an

Tikar Natuna

The Tikar Natuna motif is adapted from the traditional making of pandanus mats in

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tongkonan

Toraja’s traditional house is called Tongkonan. Tongkonan is a place for

Gurdo Solo

Gurdo or garuda bird is the mount of the Indian god Vishnu. As the Sun Bird,

Kuda Sepasang

For the people of Kupang, having a strong horse is a matter of

Gorga Simeol-Meol

The Gorga Simeol-meol is a pattern of plant tendrils. it is regarded as a symbol of longevity and

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat motif represents the marine life at Raja Ampat archipelago in

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tabir Tanjung

Tanjung flower is a type of Cherry tree flower, which is commonly found in

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Ikan tambal

The word “Ikan” refers to fish. The philosophical meaning of Ikan Tambal means is

Gajah Way Kambas

The motif illustrates the Lampung’s natural reserve, the Way Kambas. it also symbolizes

Lok Baintan Floating Market

As you can imagine, the most authentic thing is that you can buy things and even

Teguh Bersatu

This batik motif shows the strength of the people of Kupang. It also represents a sense of

Lipaq Sabe

Lipaq Saqbe contains a simple geometric classical motif with various flower decorations. This textile is

Singayaksa

The Singayaksa motif comes from the name of a place where Sultan Hasanuddin used to

Kain Cual

Cual textile tradition has existed since the 17th century. The word “Cual” refers to

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bale Lumbu

This motif signifies the welfare of the ancient Sasak society. Bale also symbolizes the

Gigi Haruan Lidi

The Gigi Haruan Lidi motif is taken from the name of the cork fish and is a symbol of

Lontara

The Lontara script itself is a typical ancient script of Bugis and Makassar communities. History records that

Rumah Mamuju

the Batik motif illustrates the house of Mamuju King with the stairs, located on the left of the wooden stage house

Kuda Kupang

Horses symbolize wealth. It contains noble values of virtuous characters that bring

Alam Pantai

The word “Alam Pantai” refers to the natural beauty of

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Srimanganti

The name of the Srimanganti motif is derived from Palace’s hallway that connects to

Wakatobi

It symbolizes the coastal beauty of the Wakatobi island and the symbol of Patra symbolizes

Kaharingan

The Kaharingan or ‘tree of life’ based on the Dayak tribes’ belief system. This tree symbolizes

Manguni Minahasa

Manguni is identified as the symbol of the Minahasa people. Manguni is known as a

Sandeq

Sandeq Boat is a symbol of the maritime importance of the West Sulawesi region. The greatness of

Dayak Taghol

Dayak Taghol has a distinctive style of four curved lines and small dots. This motif represents

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of