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Kehen Temple

Kehen Temple is a magnificent Hindu Temple situated on the foot of the south part of Bangli Hill, right in the Pakuwon environment that is a residential and a part of Bangli Town. It is just 45 km from Denpasar City or 20 minutes from Kintamani, one of the famous tourist destinations in Bali. This temple is a worship place for Hindu people in Bali particularly for Bangli resident to worship the greatness of God. This temple is featured by the strategic location with Balinese traditional architectures and blanketed by the cool temperatures that make it as a tourist destination in Bangli worth to visit.

 

Inscriptions

In front of Kehen Temple there is another Hindu temple called by Penyimpenan Temple to keep 3 inscriptions about the existing of Kehen Temple. According to DR.R. Goris that all three inscriptions are:

  • The Kehen Temple A Inscription, an inscription with Yumu Pakatahu type from 9 century
  • The Kehen Temple B Inscription, an inscription from the year 971 Caka issued by Anak Wungsu
  • The inscription from 1126 issued by the king of Sri Adikuntiketana

In the 9th century according with the Kehen Temple A Inscription that Kehen temple previously called by Hyang Api. In the next period that is 13th century and based on the inscription issued by Sri Adikuntiketana King hence Kehen Temple’s Name has changed into Hyang Kehen. Hyang Api and Hyang Kehen have an identical meaning as the word Kehen is come from the word Keren that mean a fire place that is called by Angolo or Homa Fire Place. The word of Keren has changed into Kehen, hence Hyang Kehen has the same meaning with what we call Kehen Temple.