Silayukti Temple

Pura Silayukti Karangasem becomes one of the important parts of Dang Kahyangan temple in Bali, located on the east side of Padangbai village, Manggis sub district. It is located on a small hill plateau in the area, located about 50 meters above sea level, adjacent to Blue Lagoon beach and also Padang Bai which is a tourist attraction in Bali. Directly adjacent to the coastal areas, presenting the natural scenery of the sea, so this area in addition to beautiful is also calm, perfect for doing contemplation or samadi closer to the presence of Ida Sang Hyang Widi. Its location is adjacent to a number of attractions in Bali, making Silayukti Temple in Karangasem is also frequented by tourists. This holy place was built as a parahyangan a religious leader who is able to organize the social life of Balinese people. The existence of Pura Silayukti is closely related to the existence of Mpu Kuturan that is able to organize Balinese life especially in religious beliefs, because initially this island of Bali there are many sects with various beliefs so prone to conflict, for that he is assigned to arrange so that known by the existence of pakraman village which has temple heaven Three. Silayukti word derived from the word “sila” which means the base and “yukti” means true when combined into the foundation of the truth, so for those of you who worship in this holy place, really uphold the truth, in accordance with the teachings of religion. Pujawali or odalan in Pura Silayukti every 6 months (every 210 days), according to calendar in Balinese calendar coinciding with Buda (Wednesday) Kliwon wuku Pahang. Pura Silayukti has a close relationship with the presence of Mpu Kuturan in Bali. Many Hindus who come to the pujawali sometimes the pemedek have to take advantage of Padang Bai dock car park to park. Mpu Kuturan is a spiritual figure of Hindu in the 11th century is very meritorious, always concerned with the crowd and do without pamerih, he is Mpu Kuturan, has full confidence in the law of karma because every good deed then both will produce good results, and vice versa . All people regarded as brothers, given the title Pandita experts or Brahmanasista in Manawa Dharmasastra literature. His name is Mpu Rajakerta and serves as senapati Kuturan in abak-11, so it is also known as Mpu Kuturan, a Sukla Brahmacari never married and has no offspring Mpu Rajakerta himself was originally a knight who served as senapati Kuturan on the government Guna Prya Dharma Patni (Airlangga prince’s brother) and Udayana Warmadewa he served as Chairman of the Pekira Council Kiran Ijro Makabehan who is the advisory council of all senapati, Pandita Dangacaryya and Dangupadhyaya. This is a very good opportunity, so he can dive and tie his devotion to the people of Bali. After not serving again as senapati Kuturan, then he became Bhagawanta Kingdom of Bali so given the title of Mpu Kuturan, assigned in Padang (now Padang Bai) this is where the mpu make pesraman, now known as Pura Silayukti. He built parahyangan as a place to do yoga samadi. The people of Padang are very devoted and fortunate in his presence. Mpu Kuturan are five saints brothers known as Panca Pandita namely Mpu Gnijaya, Mpu Ghana, Mpu Sumeru, Mpu Kuturan and Mpu Bharadah. On one occasion he received the task of unifying the many sects in Bali, which the sect would be vulnerable to conflict. Then he held a large religious meeting to form a solid foundation in the way of social and religious life and get closer to Ida Sang Hyang Widi. The meeting was attended by religious leaders, religious sects and priests Siva Buddha held in Samuan Tiga, Batananyar Gianyar (now a temple of Samuan Tiga in Pejeng). In the meeting all participants can express their thoughts freely. Including Mpu Kuturan, he gave various explanations about the long life of society and religion, all his thoughts are welcomed by religious figures, such as the understanding of Tri Murti (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) including his stana in Pura Kahyangan Tiga Pura Puseh for the god Vishnu, Pura Desa / Bale Agung to worship the village of Brahma and Dalem temple to worship Lord Shiva and his goddess Durga. Including the concept of Tri Hita Karana is to maintain a harmonious relationship with God (parahyangan), fellow (pawongan) and with Nature (palemahan) so that there is a balance. So also in every yard of the house was built a sanctuary called Sanggah or Merajan which contains building sanggah Kembulan (Rong Tiga) for the worship of Tri Murti God.


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