The Serangan Puras
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This is the main temple on the small Serangan island, which lies east of the International airport. The name Sakenan appears to be a form of Sakyamuni, and the original temple was built by Mpu Kuturan or Mpu Rajakretha in the early 11th century, when they came from Kediri in eastern Java. They were followers of Mahayana Buddhism at the time.
Later the Pura was converted to Hinduism by the Javanese missionary, Danghyang Nirartha, who established seven temples around the coast of Bali. The temple, lying as it does on the seaside, has important shrines for Dewa Baruna, the god of the Oceans.
Pura Dalem Susunan Wadon
This is a smaller temple on the Serangan island which acts as a stop-over on the way to the more important Sakenan temple. The temple master was there when we visited and was helpful in showing us around.
Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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