The history of Nusa Penida Island is currently experiencing its main development as one of the hits and popular tourist destinations after the island of Bali. Many feel that this island has its own charm and this island is not only a place for recreation or tourist attractions to offer, but also the history regarding the existence of the island of Nusa Penida.
History of Nusa Penida
Complete information regarding the existence of the island of Nusa Penida has been shown on many websites that provide complete information about this island.
Especially for tourist destinations on the island including transportation services such as fast boat crossings to Nusa Penida, tour services and also information about car rental on the island of Nusa Penida.
The information will be even more complete because this discussion will allude to Nusa Penida which has a power relationship with Ki Dalem Bungkudi Nusa Penida and also the Gelgel kingdom in Klungkung Bali.
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Overview of Nusa Penida
Before proceeding with the history of the island of Nusa Penida, it is well known that Nusa Penida is a subdistrict area which is part of the administrative area of Klunkung regency, Bali.
The Nusa Penida sub-district consists of 3 islands namely Nusa Penida Island, Nusa Lembongan Island and Nusa Ceningan Island, of which the 3 islands are known as Bali’s golden eggs.
Nusa Penida Island is located in the southeast of the island of Bali, separated by the Badung Strait sea. Astronomically, the location of the island of Nusa Penida is 08º 40′ – 08º 50′ south latitude and 115º 29′ – 115º 38′ east buju, with the same tropical climate as the main plains of the island of Bali.
Of the three island groups, Nusa Penida is the largest island, followed by Nusa Lembongan Island and the smallest is Nusa Ceningan Island. Between the islands of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lemongan, they are separated by a narrow and shallow strait.
Even when the sea water recedes, you can just cross on foot. The two islands are united by a bridge that can only be passed by pedestrians and motorbikes.
As for the islands of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida, they are separated by a narrow but sufficient gap, even with strong currents towards the open sea. You need sea transportation to get there either by motor boat or fast boat.
Nusa Penida Island has many tourist attractions until now these tourist attractions have become tour destinations that are in great demand by tourists.
In the form of tourist attractions Angels’Billabong, Broken Beach, Kelingking beach and Crystal Bay beach which are tour routes to the western part of Nusa Penida.
On the Eastern Route, there are tourist destinations for Atuh beach, Diamon beach, Pulau Seribu, Raja Lima and Rumah Batu Molenteng which are hits and also famous tourist destinations on the island of Nusa Penida which makes your vacation in Nusa Penida mandatory to visit tourist attractions.
Located on the island of Nusa Penida, there are also several temples which are relics from the history of Nusa Penida from ancient times.
Some of them are Penataran Dalem Ped Temple, Goa Giri Putri Temple, Puncak Mundi Temple, Segara Kidul Guyangan Temple, Batu Medau Temple, Paluang Temple, Krangkeng Temple and many others.
Apart from being a destination for Hindu worship during the Tirta Yatra trip, these temples have also become destinations for tourists who are on holiday in Nusa Penida.
History of Nusa Penida Island
Nusa Penida is indeed very unique and interesting, even the story itself is a mixture of historical stories, legends, myths and hereditary beliefs. To complete the information about the island of Nusa Penida, we will explain its history which can become your new knowledge.
Nusa Penida was once an island that became a dumping ground for prisoners from the Gelgel kingdom in Klungkung, when Bali was already under the rule of the Majapahit kingdom.
During the reign of the Gelgel kingdom, Bali once controlled Lombok and even in the course of history eventually also controlled Nusa Penida through war by sending.
Gelgel troops to Nusa Penida
In history, guys, it is told that Nusa Penida was ruled by Ki Dalem Bungkut (Dalem Dukut) or known as the dalem Nusa and at that time King Gelgel who was the king in Bali, namely Dalem Waturenggong in the 14th-15th century, ordered Patih Jelantik to attack Nusa Penida .
After it was successfully conquered, an agreement was made between Ki Dalem Bungkut and the Dalem (king) of Bali, namely Dalem Waturenggong, who agreed that Dale Nusa’s power would be handed over to King Gelgel, as well as the designs and plans, namely Ratu Gde Mecaling, who in his agreement would always protect Hindus in Bali. , especially those who are obedient and devoted to their ancestors.
Also in the agreement, there was an agreement that the action to be taken by Ratu Gede Mecaling was to give punishment to people who were negligent and disobedient to the teachings of their religion or ancestors. stored well as one of the historical relics of work and is stored in Puri Klungkung.
The kentongan will make a sound as a sign that a catastrophe will occur. Tridatu thread is used as a symbol to be able to distinguish obedient people from others and this is where the history of the use of Tridatu thread begins.
Another historical story is that the Dalem Bungkut or Dalem Nusa territory was controlled by the Gelgel kingdom in Bali, but in 1621 Dalem Bungkut carried out a rebellion which at that time ruled the Gelgel kingdom, namely Segening.
He then sent I Gusti Ngurah Jelantik accompanied by his wife to lead 200 selected soldiers to carry out the Ki Dalem Bungkut rebellion in Nusa Penida until his troops at Jungut Batu which made the arrival of Ki Jelantik has been awaited by the people of Nusa Penida who are ready to provide support for the troops.
Gelgel because they felt they were being oppressed by the government of Ki Dalem Bungkut.By not getting support from the people of Nusa Penida, in the end Ki Dalem Bungkut’s rebellion was easily overthrown and Ki Dalem Bungkut himself was killed.
So that the arrival of the Gelgel army was able to free Ki Dalem Bungkut’s shackles of power, the supporters of Ki Dalem Bungkut who were still alive surrendered.
Finally the security and peace of Nusa Penida recovered and the success of Gusti Jelantik in overthrowing the Dalem Bungkut rebellion received an award from the king of Gelgel.
In the absence of support from the people of Nusa Penida, in the end the rebellion carried out by Ki Dalem Bungkut was easily overthrown and Ki Dalem Bungkut himself died.
The arrival of the Gelgel army was able to free Ki Dalem Bungkut’s shackles of power, the supporters of Ki Dalem Bungkut who were still alive surrendered themselves.
The security and peace of Nusa Penida was restored and Gusti Jelantik’s success in overthrowing the Dalem Bungkut rebellion received an award from the king of Gelgel.
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Thus this discussion regarding the history of Nusa Penida Island, I hope that this article will further increase your knowledge about what is the main attraction regarding this temple.