Kancing Bumi Temple
- 29 November 2017
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Kancing Bumi Temple is located in the traditional village of Batulantang Sulangai, Petang, Badung regency. Until now still difficult to trace when true Pura Kancing Bumi was established. However, based on research conducted Balai Archeologi Denpasar and Asylum Historical and Archaelogical Heritage Bali-NTB-NTT-Timtim (1991) concluded, phallus located in the temple area is a menhir. Menhir is a Megalithic form of prehistory times that generally serve as a place of worship.
Functionally, for Batu Lantang Traditional Village, Pura Kancing Bumi is also a place to ask for salvation for the sick. Similarly, pets or crops in fields and fields attacked by pests. Also, if there is a prolonged dry season, to this temple is the local people beg for rain. Conversely also begs to reject the rain when a big ceremony is being held.
The Structure of Pura Kancing Bumi is very simple. The temple area is not more than four acre with limited of wall of penyengker. Pelinggih or main sacred building in the form of phallus limb in the form of nine. Yet even though it is simple, this place is believed that form the many menhirs scattered in Bali, this is where all the menhirs are “locked” Bali until it becomes stable, not wobbled forever, as if it were a rock star that that locked the earth.