Lingsar Temple

 

Pura LingsarLocated in Lingsar District, West Lombok Regency this temple was built since 1714. Within the temple complex there are two main buildings which are Gaduh Temple, to be used by Hindu to worship God, and Kemaliq (located next to Gaduh Temple) which is a sacred place for Islam WatuTelu devotees for religious pilgrimage and to conduct traditional ceremonies. Inside Gaduh Temple there are sacred rocks believed to become intermediary in worshipping Sang HyangWidhiWase. During the seventh month of Sasak calendar PerangTopat (Topat War) is being held as a manifestation of joy and gratitude for the crop they have harvested. These two distict building represent a high sense of tolerance and respect between different religious devotees back at that moment.

 

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