Aug 7, 2014

Pura Agung Gunung Sari is one of the attractions that are frequented by tourists visiting Lombok Island. This temple is located 4 kilometers from Mataram and is above Gunung Sari hills, West Lombok and became one of the tourist destinations temples complements to the several other temples. Some travel agents put Pura Agung Gunung Sari and several other temples in the travel package, making it easier for you to visit one by one. Pura Agung Gunung Sari has a quiet atmosphere and in contrast to some other pretending in generally, this temple located away from houses or other civilization, located deep in the woods will bring comfort and peace of your own to come to visit because it is still natural shades. For you who wanna do spiritual travel, then Pura Agung Gunung Lombok is the most appropriate place to visit.

Sasak community often refer the temple as Pura Agung Gunung Sari. But his real name is Pura Gunung Agung. The name is closely associated with the founding and history of the establishment. Pura Gunung Agung was founded in 1717 by Anak Agung Ngurah Ketut Karang Asem. Pura Gunung Agung was established as Anak Agung thanksgiving, because it has successfully completed its work on Lombok island. When stepping on the temple area, and a beautiful Hindu atmosphere will feel strong. You will smell the thick smell of incense, mixed with the smell of flowers in the temple area. Not only Hindus are allowed entry into the temple area, each visitor will be warmly received. Although you just look around the magnificent building, or just want to feel the spiritual peace in this place of worship. After passing the "Madya Mandala" (entrance gate), you will find "Bale Bantam". That is a place where Hindus prepare "Upakara" (offerings). Then you will find a place of worship, with a large statue of Ganesha on the right and the statue of Goddess Uma on the left. In the "Main Mandala" (the main place for both) you will see "Padmasana". That throne Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, or God. In addition you will also meet other supporting buildings. When you drive around and look at the buildings in Pura Gunung Agung, you will see the architecture of the building is loaded with philosophy. This temple seemed to take you to the 17th century. Do not miss to explore the existing buildings in the temple area, when you pay a visit to Pura Gunung Agung.