History of Penglipuran Village
The name of Pengelipuran village according to the elder villager is taken from the word "Pengeling Pura" which that means remember to the ancestors. This story is attributed to the pilgrimage of ancestral communities in the region of Bayung Gede village located in Kintamani area to the Penglipuran village. To remember the prayers of their ancestors, they build a place for praying equal with the altar existing at Bayung Gede village. Their praying place is called by Bale Agung Temple, Puseh Temple, Dalem Temple and Dukuh Temple. The fourth temples are nowadays still supported by Penglipuran villagers. Sense being aware of or remember their ancestral homeland of Bayung Gede village is the real meaning of the construction of those temples. The Meaning of Penglipuran name itself has several meanings. Some say that Penglipuran eling derived from the basic word that means "remember", and pretend that it means "ancestral land". So, Penglipuran defined as "remembering ancestral lands". The second meaning is penglipur or entertainer. In addition, there is also another meaning, namely relaxation. This is because since the days of the kingdom in Bali, the village has become a thing about resting place.
Penglipuran people's homes are all in the form of Balinese traditional house which is divided into two parts, the west and east. All the houses have the same form of the front. This section is made of soil material for walls and bamboo for the roof. The front of the house has angkul-angkul or gate which functioned as a building guard. On the religious holy days, this section will be a place of offerings and is used as a place of worship. The atmosphere is quiet and beautiful village and the air is cool and free of pollutants into the main magnet that attracts tourists to visit this region. Residents are friendly and unpretentious. Penglipuran also become an attraction for tourists who feel stifled by the atmosphere of a busy and chaotic city. Being in Penglipuran can make your mind and your body become more fresh.
Topography Penglipuran very unique, almost similar to the system of Balinese rice field terraces, steps (Subak). Village Gate is located in the most high, the entry into, the more gently sloping contours. The houses were lined from top to bottom. Among the houses have a very clean village streets. Village roads will be crowded in the afternoon when people unwind after work while mingle with their neighbors, just talking or fighting cock (tajen).
Another specialty which is owned by the Village is the concept of spatial thing about the village that are aligned with the spatial concept in Hinduism. The village territory is divided into three parts and called the Tri Mandala. In the north corner of the village there is a shrine (the main theater), namely Pura Bale Agung (Upgrading), which became mecca Hindus. Furthermore, in the middle there are parks and residential homes. This location is called the middle mandala. Meanwhile, in the lowest part (mandala insult), there is a cemetery complex (Setra).
The concept of Tri Mandala does not only apply to village spatial layout but also for residential homes. Each plot home residents Penglipuran divided into three parts. On the front page, there are buildings angkul-angkul and empty space called Natah; the center is the family gathering place, and at the very back there toilet, where the clothesline, or corral.
The population Penglipuran often perform various rituals, both rituals undertaken by each family as well as rituals that held residents of the village. If you visit this village during religious or ceremonial procession took place, then you can feel the privilege and uniqueness of Indigenous Village Penglipuran.
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