Six temples, which are the World Cultural Heritage Catur Angga area in Tabanan, have been designated as a Cultural Heritage site, Tabanan Ranking. The submission of the Cultural Conservation Decree on the Ranking of Tabanan Regency has also been carried out in the Third Floor Meeting Room of the Tabanan Regent’s Office, Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
With the designation of this cultural heritage, later these six temples are likely to develop into tourist objects and will be managed appropriately through protection, development and utilization in the context of advancing national culture.
According to data obtained from the Tabanan Cultural Service, the six temples include Pura Luhur Batukau, Pura Luhur Tamba Waras , Pura Luhur M Puncak Sari , Pura Luhur Iron Necklaces , Pura Luhur Petali and Pura Luhur Sekartaji . The establishment of these six temples is a collaboration between the Tabanan Cultural Office and the Bali Province Cultural Heritage Conservation Center (BPCB).
The Head of the Tabanan Culture Service, I Gusti Ngurah Supanji, said that the Tabanan Regency Government is very supportive of this cultural heritage preservation program.
This is because Cultural Conservation is a material heritage in the form of cultural heritage objects, cultural heritage buildings, cultural heritage structures, cultural heritage sites, and cultural heritage areas on land and or in water where knowledge, education, religion and or culture need to be preserved through a process of stipulation. .
Supanji continued, the Tabanan Cultural Heritage Expert Team has also recorded cultural heritage in 10 sub-districts and at least currently has made an inventory of 368 suspected cultural heritages.
Then 115 have been verified according to synchronization data between the regency, provincial and central government.
In accordance with the Tabanan Cultural Heritage Expert Team, the criteria that state or determine which sites or objects can be appointed as cultural heritage are that they have certain criteria in terms of their antiquity and their chronology is old, their religious values are still being followed today. So that what the ancestors created becomes a noble tradition.
“So for Tabanan this year there are 6 temples that have been designated as Cultural Heritage,” said Sipanji.
The Head of Culture and Tradition of the Disbud Tabanan, Anak Agung Sagung Mas Anggraini, added that the six temples that were included in the Catur Angga World Cultural Heritage (WBD) area had been designated as District Rank Cultural Heritage.
Actually, the process is quite long starting with an inventory. Furthermore, the submission of determination to be a cultural heritage was carried out in November 2020. Then the decree was also stipulated in December 2020.
“It’s just that the submission of the decree can only be done now. Actually, at the end of last year (December) it was designated as a Cultural Heritage,” said Sagungg Anggraini when confirmed on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
He continued, one of the criteria so that these six temples are designated as Cultural Heritage is in terms of age.
The age of the object culture that has been determined is 50 years and over, and we know that the temple which is located in the Catur Angga area is already up to 100 years or more.
“According to research from the Center for Archeology and Cultural Heritage Preservation (BPCB), it is also assessed in terms of sites such as the structure of the building, objects, areas. So it is technical from BPCB Bali that determines whether or not it is appropriate after identification. determined or not, “he explained.
Once designated as a Cultural Heritage, its nature will preserve and conserve.
Then it will also be used as a tourist spot.
Later the team will identify again to determine the continuation.
If, for example, it is damaged, there will be a restoration team to identify it.
It was mentioned about the number of objects that have been inventoried or entered into the national registration as many as 368 scattered in 10 sub-districts of Tabanan Regency.
Then for the year 2021, 4 more temples are proposed, namely the one that is Pakendungan Temple and Tanah Lot Temple.
The four temples are included in the ‘Segara’ area in Tabanan because they conceptualize ‘nyegara gunung’ which means the temple in the peak or mountainous area in the Pura Batukau area then for the Segara area in the Tanah Lot temple area.
In addition, the team from the Tabanan Regency Government has also conducted a survey or identification to a number of other places such as a number of palaces in Tabanan and a number of temples in Tabanan.
“What we are proposing this year is four temples in Tabanan. That term Balinya is Nyegara Gunung. After that we continue to other areas which of course coordinate with the inventory team,” he said.