Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang
Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang is a temple located on the slopes of Mount Lempuyang in Karangasem, Bali. Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple is considered as part of the temple complex around Mount Lempuyang, one of the most respected temples in Bali. The temples on Mount Lempuyang, represented by the highest temple on the summit of Mount Lempuyang, Lempuyang Luhur Temple, are one of the Sad Kahyangan Jagad, or “six sacred places of the world”, six of the most sacred prayers in Bali.
The establishment of places of worship around Mount Lempuyang is believed to precede most temples on the island of Bali. The temples on Lempuyang Mountain, represented by Lempuyang Luhur Temple, the highest temple in the area, are grouped in one temple complex which is the Sad Kahyangan Luhur Lempuyang Temple. The temple group is considered part of the Sad Kahyangan Jagad, or “six holy places of the world”, six of the holiest places of worship in Bali. According to Balinese beliefs, they are an important point of the island and are intended to provide a spiritual balance for Bali.
The temple group on Mount Lempuyang is also one of the temple groups in Bali known as the Padma Bhuwana Temple of Heaven. Every temple in Padma Bhuwana Temple marks each of the eight main cardinal directions. Lempuyang Luhur Temple represents the east (purwa) and white color. This direction is associated with the realm of Balinese deity, Iswara.
Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple was restored in 2001.