Balinese Hinduism evolved over centuries from an indigenous animism and dynamism, which fused and syncretized with adopted Indian Hinduism and Buddhism. It was this adaptability to cater to the indigenous belief systems that led Balinese Hinduism to be the umbrella of myriad native ancestral beliefs.
The Padma Sana is the holiest pelinggih - or shrine - in every temple in Bali, and the symbol and image of Buana Agung, the Universe or macrocosm. Derived from Padma, meaning lotus flower, and Asana, meaning to be seated or guided, Padmasana, means the seat or home of the God Almighty.
The Padma lotus flower is considered the king of the flowers because its life exists in three natural worlds: its roots are in the mud, its leaves are in the water and its flowers exist in the air.
The Padma Sana is a symbol of these natural levels, known as TriLoka, and a place for worship of God in his function as the soul of the universe with almighty aspects.
We invite you for prayer and blessing at the Padma Sana.