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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

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Wirasat

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Taiganja

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Kalo Sara

Kalo Sara is a sacred motif for Tolaki ethnic. It is considered as

Kuda Kupang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Asmat Papua

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Sekomandi

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

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Buketan Bali

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pattimura

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tenun Bima

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Samudra

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

Srimanganti

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Prada Papua

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Alam Pantai

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Gamolan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

La Galigo

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Biji Kopi

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Pala Salawaku

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

Lontara

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bekantan Pakis

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

Bultiya

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

Sekar Jati

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Rangkiang

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

Kain Cual

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

Tanah Liek

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

Tidayu

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Merak Lasem

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

Insang Ikan

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

Peresean

The Peresean is a game that sometimes some kinds of magic are

Kawung

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Durian Pecah

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Parang Rusak

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

Cengkeh

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

Sandeq

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Merak Ngeram

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Rasamala

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

Kaharingan

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

Honai

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