Bali has been dubbed the ‘Island of the Gods’, but could just as easily be referred to as the ‘Island of a Thousand Temples’. These temples, being sacred sites for the Balinese Hindu as worshipping places, are also important features on the island’s calendar of events and festivities.

Bali’s unique calendar system, known as pawukon, rotates every 210 days and it charts the small to grand temple festivals or anniversaries known as odalan. Here we’ve rounded up the island’s temple anniversaries that fall on April 2019 to help you observe the festivities unique to Bali.


Pura Dalem Tarukan,Peninjaoan village, district of Tembuku, Bangli Regency
Pura Desa,Bubunan village, district of Seririt, Buleleng Regency
Pura Agung Gunung Raung,Taro Kaja village, district of Tegallalang,  Gianyar Regency


Pura Pucak Tingguh,Angsri village, district of Baturiti, Tabanan Regency
Pura Maspahit, Gerenceng village, downtown of Denpasar
Pura Penataran Agung, Sidemen village, district of Sidemen, Karangasem Regency


Pura Bhatara Ratu Gde,district of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency
Pura MerajanAgung,Sulang village, district of Dawan, Klungkung Regency
Pura Pedharman.  Besakih complex (the Mother Temple), district of Rendang, Karangasem Regency


Pura Penataran Agung,Padangbai village, district of Manggis, Karangasem Regency
Pura Melanting,Cemenggaon village, district of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency
Pura Penataran Ped, Nusa Penida Island, Klungkung Regency
Pura Pasek Gelgel Pengembungan,Bongkasa village, district of Abiansemal, Badung Regency
Pura Penataran Batu LepangKamasan village, Klungkung Regency
Pura Gaduhan Jagat,Singakerta village, district of Ubud, Gianyar Regency
Pura Masceti,Sanding village, district of Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency


Pura Dalem,Batuyang village, district of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency
Pura Pasek Gelgel,Mengening village, district of Kediri, Tabanan Regency
Pura Desa and Pura Pucak,Bedulu village, district of Blahbatuh, Gianyar Regency

Namhar Hernanto

Namhar Hernanto

One of NOW! Bali's previous but long-standing editors who enjoys all of Bali’s offerings. On weekdays he enjoys deliberately getting lost, taking the wrong turn in distant villages, seeing what travel treasures he may find. Weekends are for indulgence, where you may catch him imbibing on a classic cocktail or savouring the pleasures of a fine dining establishment.