Post Tagged : statue

Meet the Designer of Garuda Wisnu Kencana : Nyoman Nuarta

Art In Bali | Sep 01, 2018

Rising at a height of 121 meters on top of a pedestal, the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) has finally been completed after 25 years of construction. This landmark icon stands proudly on the top of Ungasan hill, inside the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park area.  The gigantic copper and brass sculpture is of […]

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Pura Kebo Edan Temple and The God with Four Penises

Explore Bali | May 09, 2018

The sexual tension used to be high at this temple. The male worshippers envied the size of the god’s phallus, and the females were aroused. And so the statue of god Ciwa Bhairawa with his four phalluses were covered with a chequered cloth.   Pura Kebo Edan is an interesting temple with an unusual story. But […]

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Pura Rambut Siwi : The Temple That Grew from Hair

Explore Bali | May 09, 2018

Dang Hyang Nirartha stumbled upon this temple during his pilgrimage journey in the mid-sixteenth century. The temple was ruined, so Nirartha took a lock of his hair to fix it.  The biggest temple in the Jembrana regency, Pura Rambut Siwi, occupies the West coastal area with majestic grandeur of Balinese architecture and a captivating ocean […]

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Mapping Bali: Statues and Carvings

Culture | Apr 11, 2018

Chapter 27 Statues and Carvings Text & Illustration by Bruce Granquist The temple walls often contain long carved reliefs that tell the stories of ancient myths or local folklore. There are selections from the mighty epics, the Mahabhrata and Ramayana, tales of bravery and intrigue. Sometimes the carvings contain small jokes, supplies by the artisans […]

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