Posted by Bali Suta on 29 October 2015, last update 29 October 2018
Bajra Sandhi Monument of Balinese People Struggles is located at Denpasar city and will take about 40 minutes from Ngurah Rai airport. This Monument is recognized by the name of Bajra Sandhi because it's form is looking like Bajra or Genta or bell used by all Hindu Priest in reading of Weda holy sentence (mantra) at religious ceremony. This monument is built in the year 1987 and it is opened by president of Megawati Sukarno Putri on June 2003. The purpose of this monument is to immortalize the soul and spirit of Balinese people struggle, at one blow dig, looking after, developing and also preserve the culture of Bali to be bequeathed to a router generations as advancing capital stroke tread a world of loaded progressively with the challenge and resistance.
This monument is comprising of 33 diorama depicting the journey history from a period of prehistory (300.000 S.M) what its human being still go about and very base on the nature until the period of filling the independence (1950-1975) where Bali island is built in all areas like politics, economic, and social cultural. By knowing and comprehending of the Journey history, soul, and spirit of Bali People struggle from time to time, it is expected the tighten of the spirit and cultural to increase Bali tourism.
The Building Monument of Bajra Sandhi
The existence of physical building is strongly relating to the meaning of Hinduism philosophy, namely Yoni colossus. The monument is likely device meanwhile the building base as yoni. From other side, the yoni colossus is also describing the story of twiddling Mandhara Giri at Ksirarnawa which is taken away from passage of Adi Parwa (Hindu's Book).
This Building Monument is consisted of:
- Jar of Amertha symbol by Kumba (a kind of pot) what is seen on the top monument.
- The Dragon Basuki tail exists near by Swamba and its head at entrance gate.
- The Body of Bedawang Akupa realized at its base of monument and the dead at entrance gate.
- Mount of Mandara Giri realized by the high of monument boosting.
- Pool encircle the monument is supposing as Ksirarnawa (milk ocean).