Bajra Sandhi Museum


Bajra Sandhi Museum

Bajra Sandhi Museum is Balinese People Struggle Monument located in the area of ​​the field Niti Mandala Denpasar, Jl.Raya Puputan. The museum was built to mimic the shape of bajra are frequently used by stakeholders/Sulinggih. The museum was built on a land area of ​​13.8 hectares with a building area of 70 x 70 meters. The museum was inaugurated by President Megawati Sukarnoputri on June 14, 2003. The museum became a symbol of the people in Bali to honor the heroes and is a symbol of life preservation seedbed Balinese struggle from generation to generation and from age to age, as well as the symbol of the spirit to retain the integrity of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia. It can be seen from the 17 stairs at the main entrance, 8 pieces of the great pillars in the building of the monument, and the monument towering as high as 45 meters. The form of the museum was taken based on the Hindu story when playback Mount Mandara Giri by the Gods and the Giants to get Tirta Amertha or Holy Water of Life. Bajra Sandhi Museum Named for the shape of this museum like Bajra or Genta worn by Hindu religious leaders in the accompanying pronunciation recite the mantra at the time of the ceremony Hinduism . As for the parts that are important in this museum are as follows :

  • The Towering building of the Museum symbolizes Mount Mandara Giri .

  • Amertha urn represented in the form Kumba ( pot ) right upper part of the museum.

  • Dragon wrapped around the museum symbolizes Naga Basuki used as rope Mandara Giri playback performance.

  • Turtles at the bottom of the museum is a symbol of Bedawang Akupa used as a base Mandara Giri playback.

  • Ponds located around the museums are symbols of the Milk Ocean which surrounds the Mandara Giri, home to the Holy Water of Life or Tirtha Amertha.

Horizontally, this museum uses the concept of Tri Mandala, namely:  Utama Mandala, which is a part of the main building of the most magnificent, Madya Mandala, which is surrounding the courtyard of Mandala, and Nista Mandala, the outer courtyard surrounding the Madya Mandala. Vertically, the museum adopted the concept of Tri Angga, include : Utamaning Utama Mandala, the top floor of the building, and used as a review of Space. From here we can see the atmosphere around the building clearly. To reach this place we had to climb the circular stairs. Main Madyaning Mandala, the second floor of the building, used as a Space Stage Diorama. In this space we can see the 33 dioramas showing the history of the development and movement of the people in Bali from time to time. In addition to the diorama, there is also a dagger, Main Nistaning mandala, is the ground floor of this building. Here there are a variety of rooms, including the Information Space, Administration Space, Space exhibition featuring photographs of heroes and events in Bali, library space that contains books relating to the history of Bali, and the Meeting Room as well as a toilet.

In addition to these spaces, on the ground floor you can also found Tasik Puser at the bottom of the lake of the central part of the building. In this lake there are eight Supreme Pole. In the middle of the pond there is a staircase that connects the ground floor to the top floor, called Stair Tread Dara. On the outside of this building, we can see the blank bale at the four corners of the museum for the rest of the tourists. In addition, under the stairs there is an entry also contains ornamental fish. At the outside, there is a field that can be used to go jogging, The museum is open every day at 08:30 to 17:00 pm, except holidays Religion in Bali. To get in, you have to pay the entrance fee of Rp.2,000.00 per person for adults and Rp.1,000.00 per person for kids visitor.

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