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 Hindus as places of worship, are also important features on the island’s calendar of events and festivities.

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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 July 2019 to help you observe the festivities unique to Bali.

3 July

Pura Pasek Gelgel,Gerih village, district of Abiansemal, Badung regency

Pura Pucak Sari, Tembuku village, district of Tembuku, Bangli regency

Pura Kepisah,Sumerta village, Denpasar 

9 July

Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, Candi Kuning village, district of Baturiti, Tabanan regency

Pura Dalem Eaturenggong, Tarokaja village, district of Tegallalang, Gianyar regency

Pura Manik Bringin, Dukuh village, district of Sidemen, Karangasem regency

10 July

Pura Penataran Gana,Bebalang village, south of Bangli town, Bangli

Pura Dalem Gde, Banjar Pande, downtown of Bangli, Bangli regency

Pura Puncak Sari, Sangeh village, district of Abiansemal, Badung regency

16 July

Pura Batu Medeg, Pura Ida Ratu Pucak Pemeneh, Pura Ida Ratu Sanghyang Wisesa, Pura Pengubengan, Pura Tirta, Besakih complex, district of Rendang, Karangasem regency

Pura Puseh,Batur village, district of Kintamani, Bangli regency

Pura Penataran Agung,Sukawati village, Gianyar regency

Pura Jagatnatha Buleleng,downtown of Singaraja, Buleleng regency

Pura Ponjok Batu,Bangkah village, district of Tejakula, Buleleng regency

18 July

Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung,Tangkas village, district of Dawan, Klungkung regency

Pura Siang Kangin Tampuagan,Peninjoan village, district of Tembuku, Bangli regency

24 July

Pura Ratu Bagus Subandar,Besakih complex, district of Rendang, Karangasem regency

25 July

Pura Luhur Watukaru,Wongaya Gde village, district of Penebel, Tabanan regency

Pura Lempuyang Luhur,Purwakerti village, district of Abang, Karangasem regency

Pura Kentel Gumi, Banjarangkan village, Klungkung regency

Pura Kubayan,Wongaya Gde village, district of Penebel, Tabanan regency

Pura Desa Bale Agung Buleleng,downtown of Singaraja, Buleleng regency

26 July

Pura Ulun Suwi, Jimbaran village, district of Kuta, Badung regency

Pura Luhur,Cemenggaon village, district of Sukawati, Gianyar regency

28 July

Pura Dalem Tegallalang,Batubulan village, district of Sukawati, Gianyar regency

Pura Kubayan Umagunung,Sempidi village, district of Mengwi, Badung regency

29 July

Pura Dasar Bhuwana,Gelgel village, Klungkung regency

Pura Merajan Agung,Benawan village, district of Blahbatuh, Gianyar regency

Pura KahyanganTulus Dewa, Apuan village, district of Susut, Bangli 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.