Elephant Cave Goa Gajah Temple Ubud Bali is one of the historic caves, which has been recognized by the world organization (UNESCO) became one of the world's historic heritage. This holy place is often called by the name of Gajah Gajah Temple, located in Banjar Goa, Bedulu Village, Blahbatuh District, Gianyar Regency with distance about 5 km from tourist area of Ubud.
Elephant Cave Goa Gajah Temple has been known since the reign of King Sri Dharmawangsa Wardhana Marakata Pangkajastano Tunggadewa (year 1022 AD), Discovered by L.C. Heyting in 1923, followed by invention of Ganesha statue, Tri Lingga Statue, also Hariti Statue and ancient holy water pool with 6 statues of woman equipped with border, by Dutch East Indies government.
Elephant Cave Goa Gajah Temple Ubud Bali have some historical building namely:
I. ARCA GANESHA," In Hindu mythology, Ganesha is the son of Lord Siva with Dewi Parwati (Uma). Dewa Ganesha is also often referred to as a danger exterminator (Ganapati), also as a symbol of entry (Vinayaka). In addition, Ganesha has seven names according to his duties. And Ganesha's own face has an elephant's face, with a human body, and he has 4 arms, each different hand which is a symbol of:
- PARACU (ax): Likes to destroy all dangers
- MANGKUK (bowl of water / candy): the prosperity giver
- TARING SUBJECT (self-introspection): a symbol of success in overcoming evil desires and the nature of violence.
- AKSAMALA (Unbroken Chain): The symbol of unlimited knowledge
II. ARCA TRI LINGGA, " In this cave there are 3 (three) linga symbols that become the symbol of "Shiva", based on the Hindu Tri Murti concept, namely: (Brahma / Creator, Vishnu / Sustainer, and Shiva / Fuser) which dlambang with strength / strength. , life, prosperity, and prosperity of life.
III. PATUNG AIR MANCUR WIDYADARA - WIDYADARI is a row of statues with a fountain, the symbol of the angel of heaven gives prosperity. Another philosophy of the springs coming out of the statue is also a symbol of "Sapta Ganga" or 7 Sacred Rivers such as: Ganges River, Yamuna River, Sindhu River, Saraswati River, Godavari River, Narmada River and Serayu River.
IV. ARCA MEN BRAYUT / RATU BRAYUT (Hariti Goddess Statue)," the story of a family that has many children with symbols of prosperity, other mythologies also tell about the story of Goddess Hariti, in Buddhism categorized as "Yaksa" is classified as predator (Predator) children, named "Yaksa Pancika ", and her husband was named" Yaksa Atawaka ", but after receiving a lesson of kindness from Buddhism, Dewi Hariti eventually became a nanny and lovers of children.
V. ARCA BUDDHA (Dhyani Budha) is a symbol of the present Amitaba Buddha world with the concept of "Vajradatu", which controls the western side with the attitude of the hand in "Tapa Meditation (Dhyana Mudra)"
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