Welcome to the Indonesia Tourism Forum, Where You Can Find Any Information About Indonesia.
Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. #1

    Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), Bali

    Welcome to Gua Gajah (Elephant Cave) which is located in west side of Bedulu countryside, Blah Batuh Sub district and Gianyar Regency. It is about 27 km from Denpasar town. This cave is built at crevasse edge from the federation of 2 rills that is called Pangkung River , where the irrigation is mixed with Petanu River flow. The federation area of two rivers is called Campuhan/Mixture. It owns the magical energy on the basis of Rwabineda Concept/two different matters on this basic concept hence Gua Gajah (Elephant Cave) is intentionally built among two rivers.

    The word of Gua Gajah is anticipated coming from the word of Lwa Gajah, the name of Buddhist Temple or hermitage for Buddhist monk. The Gua Gajah's name is written on Negarakeertagama papyrus which is compiled by Mpu Prapanca on 1365 M. Lwa or Lwah/loh mean the river and it reflect to the meaning that the hermitage is located at Gajah River or in Air Gajah. In the year inscription 944 Saka, it is mentioned with the name of ‘ser ring Air Gajah' that is meaning the Subak leader in Air Gajah. The word has mentioned that the hermitage of Lwa Gajah is located in Subak Air Gajah.

    source: balistarisland.com

    Photo by: René Slaats

    Photo by: pankaj.batra

    Photo by: René Slaats

    Photo by: pankaj.batra

    Photo by: calflier001

    Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) Map

    Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) Video

    Video by: sidinong
    Last edited by lenstraffic; 11-04-2012 at 10:43.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts