Penataran Sasih Temple is an ancient temple that precedes the spread of Hinduism to Bali. In an English language, Sasih means “Moon”. It is supplied with “Moon of Pejeng” who is the god of the moon. “Moon of Pejeng” is a copper drum.
In this temple there is a myth of “Moon of Pejeng.” “There were thirteen moons in ancient Bali. One of them fell in the village when it was, and was caught in the coconut tree. Because the moon is bright day and night, the thief who was unable to work was embarrassed. The thief thought he turned off the moon’s light. And he went up the coconut tree, putting piddle on the moon.
At the moment, though, the moon exploded. And, the thief died and the moon slumped to the floor. This is a myth about the “Moon of Pejeng.” It is said that the bottom of the “Moon of Pejeng,” cracked by the thief, and it is said that another theory is a legendary eardrop of giant Kebo Iwa. In the temple entrance is a population pond of the type of star.
And the human side and the geometric pattern are drawn in front of the “Moon of Pejeng.” In Bali, that’s unusual. This means that Vietnam will show that Dong Son’s origin culture is transmitted to this place.
Moon of Pejeng is a relic that is historically very worthy. It was an ancient relic of the 3rd century B.C., and an ancient relic representing the Southeast Asian Bronze Age. And it’s a bronze drum of the largest class in the world. “Moon of Pejeng” has a diameter of 160 cm and a height of 186 cm.
At the temple entrance is an elephant statue. It’s a lot in the temple, too.
However, the reason for many of the elephant’s statues is not deciphered. A small temple, which can be seen in about ten minutes. But how about remembering the myth that looks back on a historical old relic.