- 28 November 2017
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Petitenget Temple is located on the sandy golden shoreline in Banjar Batu Belig area, Traditional Village of Kerobokan, Kuta Sub-Distric, Badung Regency, about 13 Km from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
This temple was built in the XV Century and during the time, the area was a haunted are full of bushes and trees. The history of the temple was started when Hindu Priest Dang Hyang Dwijendra who was doing meditation at Uluwatu Temple, received a visit from the villagers of Kerobokan coming to ask for help. People from the village told Dang Hyang Dwijendra about the very mysterious land near their village where every time someone tried to enter the land, the persons would fall sick. As a solution, Dang Hyang Dwijendra instructed people to build a temple in the area and was named Petitenget Temple, meaning a very haunted crate. The magic circumstance occurred, since the Temple was establised, the area became more friendly and beautiful up to the present. Petitenget temple is standing on higher ground, while in the western part of the tample there is a beautiful white sandy beach of Petitenget. On the outer compound of the temple, there is a fairly large terrace. Upon entering the Temple, we haveto passthrough several staircases. This temple is one of theplaces to request for safety and welfarefor Hindu people in Bali.