So, this is gona be the last destination in our Bali Trip. After we had check out from Ramada Benoa Resort. The tour guide took us to the Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Bali or to be exact they named it Bajra Sandhi Monument.
Bajra Sandhi Monument is monument of Balinese People Struggle . This Monument is recognized by the name of Bajra Sandhi because it's form is looking like Bajra or Genta or bell used by all Hindu Priest in reading off Weda holy sentence (mantra) at religious ceremony. This monument is built in the year 1987 and it is opened by president of Megawati Sukarno Putri on 14 June 2003. The purpose of this monument is to immortalize the soul and spirit of Balinese People struggle, at one blow dig, looking after, developing and also preserve the culture of Bali to be bequeathed to a router generation as advancing capital stroke tread a world of loaded progressively with the challenge and resistance.
This monument is comprising of 33 diorama depicting the journey history from a period of prehistory (300.000 S.M) what its human being still go about and very base on the nature until the period of filling the independence (1950-1975) where Bali Island is built in all areas like politics, economic, and social cultural. By knowing and comprehending of the journey history, soul, and spirit of Bali People struggle from time to time, it is expected the tighten of the spirit and cultural to increase Bali tourism.
The Building Monument of Bajra Sandhi
The existence of physical building is strongly relating to the meaning of Hinduism philosophy, namely Yoni colossus. The monument is likely colossus device meanwhile the building base as yoni. From other side, the Yoni colossus is also describing the story of twiddling Mandhara Giri at Ksirarnawa which is taken away from passage of Adi Parwa (Hindu's Book).
This building Monument is consisted of:
--> Jar of Amertha symbol by Kumba (a kind of pot) what is seen on the top monument.
--> The Dragon Basuki tail exists near by Swamba and its head at entrance gate
--> The body of Bedawang Akupa realized at its base of monument and the head at entrance gate
--> Mount of Mandara Giri realized by the high of monument boosting
--> Pool encircle the monument is supposing as Ksirarnawa (milk ocean).
Bajra Sandhi Monument in its development, it has been opened for visitor and to be places of interest or tourist destination in Bali in particular when visiting Denpasar town or join Denpasar City Tours.