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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

Buketan Bali

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Merak Abyorhokokai

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

 

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Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Enggang Dayak

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Samudra

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Rangkiang

The word “Rangkiang” refers to the rice granary in the Minangkabau language. It symbolizes

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pucuk Rebung Riau

Pucuk Rebung symbolizes heart determination in achieving goals, good luck, and

Awan Berarak

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

Besurek Rafflesia

The term “Basurek” refers to a textile that contains letters or inscriptions

Durian Pecah

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

Leuit Sijimat

This motif reflects the daily activities of the Baduy tribe in Banten. The main ornaments of batik motif consist of:

Wirasat

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

Sekomandi

Its philosophical meaning is the eternal union which refers to a saying “until death do us part”

Daun Simpor

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Daun Sirih

This motif illustrates betel leaves that are used by Lombok communities as traditional

Ukir Sentani

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

Merak Lasem

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

Buketan Bali

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

Anggrek Tewu

This motif is created based on the local wisdom and philosophy of

Manguni Minahasa

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

Asmat Papua

The batik motif illustrates the Asmat’s sacred tribal motifs that are

Ake Patra

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

You will witness a unique competition that might not be found other than in

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Lontara

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

Tidayu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rasamala

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Singayaksa

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

Honai

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

Pattimura

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Kaharingan

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

Prada Papua

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

Gonggong Siput

Gonggong (Strombus Turturella) is one type of sea snail found around

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Sekar Jati

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Biji Kopi

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

Insang Ikan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Raja Ampat

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

Gamolan

This motif illustrates Gamolan, a bamboo musical instrument of Lampung that is

Tangerang Herang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

‘Kasih Tak Sampai’ is an idiom in the Indonesian language which refers to

Teguh Bersatu

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

Tubo Kelapa

Coconut tree is a symbol of a good character and strong mentality. It illustrates the more success a person, the more

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kawung

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tongkonan

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

La Galigo

La Galigo is a literary work of the Buginese Epic that has 300 thousand epic lines. It is considered even

Desa Na Ualu

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Taiganja

Taiganja is a precious gold pendant that shows the social status of the Kaili family. It is

Bekantan Pakis

This motif represents Pakis Haji (Polystichum setiferum), an endemic plant in

Pintu Aceh

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Ikan tambal

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tenun Bima

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Wakatobi

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pisang Bali

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

Cengkeh

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in