Pura is a term for Hindu worship places in Indonesia . Pura in Indonesia mainly concentrated in Bali as the island has a Hindu majority population .
Unlike a temple or a Hindu temple in India in the form of a closed building, the temple was designed as a place of worship in the open air consisting of several neighborhoods surrounded by a wall. Each of these environments is associated with a gate or a gate full of beautifully carved. Walled environment contains several buildings such as shrines are holy dwelling place hyang, Meru is tiered tower with a roof, as well as the bale (pavilion or pavilions). The structure of the temple sanctum follow Trimandala concept, which has a degree on the degree of holiness, namely:
Nista mandala (Jaba linings): the outermost zone which is the entrance to the temple from the outside environment. In this zone is usually in the form of a field or garden that can be used for dance performances or a preparation in performing various religious ceremonies. Middle mandala (Jaba middle): the central zone where the activity of the people and support facilities. In this zone there is usually a Kulkul Bale, Bale Gong (Bale gamelan), Wantilan (Bale meetings), Bale Pesandekan, and Perantenan.
Main theater (Jero): which is the most sacred zones in the temple. In this holiest zones are Padmasana, Pelinggih Meru, Bale Piyasan, Pepelik Bale, Bale Panggungan, Pawedan Bale, Bale murda, and GedongPenyimpenan.Nonetheless layout for Nista zone and Associate mandala mandala sometimes not absolute as such, because some buildings such as Bale Kulkul, or Perantenan or pretend kitchens can also be located in Nista mandala.
In the layout of the temple zone rules and puri (palace) in Bali, either briefly or Paduraksa gate temple is an integral design and architecture. Bentar temple is a gateway to the outer environment that limits the outer area of the temple with Nista mandala outermost zone of the temple. While the gate Kori Agung or Paduraksa used as a gateway in the environment in the temple, and is used to restrict zone with MadyaUtama mandala mandala as the region's holiest temple in Bali. It is concluded either for temple or dwelling nobles, temples briefly used for the outer environment, while paduraksa for the environment.
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