Maospahit Temple Denpasar Bali
Maospahit Temple is located on the southern part of Denpasar. This is an old Hindu Balinese temple and the main gate was made of brick relief. The statue is made of clay representing a big Chinese man, a demon and a mythical bird (burung Garuda). The main entrance to the temple on Dr Sutomo Street, is opened only on festival days.
The oldest part of this temple was brought from Majahpahit when Bali was under the influence of the biggest Majapahit Kingdom. The name of Pura Maospahit is derived from Bhatara Maospahit, thedescent divinities (dewa) of Balinese. On the left of the gate is a pillar with relief of a big demon and this pillar is made of bricks. Pura Maospahit had been reconstructed in order to meet the Balinese culture. The style of the gates are not the same as its origin when it was built during the power of Majapahit. Relief of Garuda witha Picher of the elixir water “Amerta” is located on the main gates in the west part of the temple complex. Whereas in the right of the gates was relief of a demon, coiled around by a serpent (Naga).
How to get there:
Denpasar is located within easy access from all major parts of Bali by any mode of transportation. If you are staying on the southern part of the island, the taxi ride will take around 20 to 30 minutes away. The alternative is renting a motorbike or joining local sightseeing tour.