“As a part of significant shrines that has reshaped Bali’s spiritual scene in glorious ancient era, Pura Petitenget is one of the important remnants left in upscale area of Seminyak.”
It’s not that hard to view Petitenget area of Seminyak as one of the most stylish and highly developed tourism destination in the island. But fancy cafe and lavish resorts aside, the area still has some of the most important remnants that revert back to the time where Bali is considered as a place of pilgrimage, a distant paradise where its people live and breathe deeply on spiritual Hindu culture. One of those said remnants can be seen in form of Pura Petitenget. “As a part of significant shrines that has reshaped Bali’s spiritual scene in glorious ancient era, Pura Petitenget is one of the important remnants left in upscale area of Seminyak.”
A part of numerous sea temples that spiritually guard the island’s perimeters, Pura Petitenget was initiated by the legendary Hindu priest Danghyang Nirartha on his historical mission from neighbouring island Java in the 16th century. Red bricks and sandstone formed most of the temple’s architecture, giving it an antique, classy feel.
Pura Petitenget is also widely renowned for its festive anniversary celebrations which held every 210-day on Balinese ancient calendar. Upcoming dates of this said festival will be on 26 October in 2016, so mark your calendar if you’re up for some culture-induced activities to blend with the locals.