Meru temple

Meru temple

Meru temple

Meru Temple is the largest Balinese Hindu temple on Lombok Island. Built in 1720 by Balinese prince Anak Agung Made Karangasem of the Singasari Kingdom in an attempt to unite all small Kingdoms on Lombok Island. The Temple dedicated to the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The temple divided in to 3 courtyards. The main courtyard has 33 shrine represent 33 villages of Balinese Hindu community on the Island, Three Meru ( Multi-roofed shrines ) symbolizing The Trinity, Two elevated floor buildings to place offering and where the Pedanda ( Hindu Priest ) sitting to lead the ceremony. Big festival held annually that fall around June.

Lingsar temple

Lingsar temple

Lingsar temple

Lingsar Temple is a unique temple that symbolizing of harmony and high tolerance between Hindu and Muslim community in Lombok Island. Built around 1714, it is forming a complex of temple where not only belongs to Hindu as commonly but also belong to Muslim especially Muslim wetu telu community to practice their religion. Annually Perang topat festival is held in this Temple and features a ritualized war with rice cakes. The ritual is held as a symbol of grateful to the God for the good harvest and prosperity the people get along the year.

Suranadi Temple

Suranadi temple

Suranadi temple

Suranadi Temple is a complex of Balinese Hindu Temple located in Suranadi district west Lombok regency. It features water springs used for ritual. For Hindu people in Lombok Suranadi is regarded as the only place to obtain the proper holy water to complete series of ceremony and cremation. It has five kinds of holy water springs that very important to accomplish ceremonies known as Panca Tirta. It was founded by the 16th Javanese priest Dangyang Nirartha. Adjacent of the Temple is Suranadi forest nature reserve, a sanctuary of thick forest that very important as the water catchment that provide water supply resource for the surrounding area. It is also good for doing soft treeking around the forest and surrounding.