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Pura Santi Agung Bhuwana a Hindu temple in the land of four seasons

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Summer in Pura Santi Agung Bhuwana in Belgium. Image: blog.punjul.com

If you have a wonderful opportunity to visit Europe, perhaps you need to visit a The Kingdom of Ganesha or Taman Indonesia, in Brugelette, Belgium. 

You will see the beauty of a Hindu temple Bali, in Belgium, a country of four seasons in Europe. If you are domiciled in Belgium, then you can certainly visit this Hindu temple every season.
 
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                                                Winter in Pura Santi Agung Bhuwana, Belgum. Image: youtube.com

This temple was inaugurated on Monday Umanis Medangkungan (according to the Balinese calendar), which falls on May 18, 2009. The Pemelaspasan (inaguration) of this temple is part of a series of inauguration of Taman Indonesia (The Kingdom of Ganesha), which is an Indonesian theme park complex covering an area of 5 hectares in the area Parc Paradisio Tourism Park, which has an area of approximately 55 hectares.


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Hindus in Belgium ready for prayer. Image: tantristory.wordpress.com
The inauguration of this temple is a historic day for the Hindu people who live in Belgium, or Hindus who live in Europe in general, because on that day sacred ceremony lasted pemelaspasan (inauguration) Bhuwana Santi Pura Agung, which is located at the Bird Park Parc Paradisio in Brugelette, Belgium. 

The name of this temple was given by Ida Rauh Telabah, a Balinese Hindu priest. Pura Santi Agung Bhuwana in Bali language has a meaning as a greatness that brings peace to the world.
 
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                        Offering of a Sacred Dance of Bali, at a ceremony Piodalan. Image: biss-key.com

Pura Santi Pura Agung Bhuwana, is expected to bring peace to the whole world. Values ​​of love, peace, and tolerance radiates from this beautiful temple. The history of this temple has an interesting story. Starting from a love of Belgian gentleman, Eric Domb, who visit Bali with his parents in July 1978. As we know Bali is famous for its natural beauty, friendly people, art, culture and unique traditions.
  
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                                    Pura covered by snow in winter.  Image: ciaaattt.blogspot.com


Eric fascinated with Balinese terraced rice fields, and natural beauty of Bali, and particularly to the art, culture and traditions of the Hindus in this tropical island, in which Bali is often called the last paradise. Since the holidays, then feeling Eric to Bali increasingly tempestuous. He repeatedly traveled to the island of the Gods is, and learn the culture of Bali as well as exploring other areas in Indonesia.

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Sarasvati Day celebrations in the temple.Image: kertawisnawa.blogspot.com
The Bali Hindu temple was built in 2006, by bringing young architect Bali, I Ketut Padang Subhadra. Ketut Padang helped by the sculptor and engraver of Bali which amounts to 8 people. Over the past 2 years working day and night, in foggy and snowy atmosphere. 

Thanks to the spirit of ngayah owned by the artists of this temple was finally realized. Ngayah is the volunteer spirit that is in the hearts of the people of Bali to do good works in the tradition of Bali as doing work related to religious activities in temples. The activities include preparing the ceremony, presenting sacred dance, and various other activities, so a ceremony can proceed smoothly and successfully.


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Sekaa Gong Santi Buana offering Balinese gamelan (music). Image: mediahindu.net
To ensure the authenticity of temples, and other buildings in the park area of Indonesia, the black sandstone imported from Bali, and boulders from the slopes of Mount Merapi, imported from Central Java, Indonesia up to 320 containers. The process of construction of this temple is very unique and has a beautiful story of a feeling of great love, a good-natured man, Mr. Eric Domb, and now will be maintained lovingly by Hindus in Europe.
 
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Now, you will see a beautiful Hindu temple in Belgium, and you can pray, meditate or you are interested in getting fond memories of a masterpiece Balinese architecture, which stands majestically in Europe. Although you are not a Hindu, you will feel true peace in your heart as has been perceived by Eric, a Belgian man who has a heart that is generous, kind, and has conducted a Yadnya activities, namely the present house of worship or a house of God for Hindus in Belgium and Europe, and you are free to visit this holy temple.

How to get there?

Parc Paradisio was built in 1993 in the city of Brugelette, 80 km from the city of Brussels. It’s 50 minutes by cars from Brussels. Amid the parc Paradisio there is an old castle with a tower 30 meters high. Brugelette is located on the outskirts of the city, surrounded by the expanse of wheat and corn crops. At first Parc Paradiso is a tourist bird park, however in the development of parc Paradisio, eventually becoming the conservation of flora and fauna park, with a collection of 3500 species of animals, and 1500s species of plants and herbs that come from Indonesia. Not surprisingly Indonesian plant species such as banana trees can grow in areas parc Paradisio.