In a village, precisely in Ped Village, Nusa Penida, there is a very famous temple in all corners of Bali. Pura Penataran Agung Ped name of the shrine. Located about 50 meters south of the sea shore of the Nusa Strait. Because of the very wide influence of all corners of Bali, Pura Penataran Agung Ped agreed as Pura Kahyangan Jagat. This temple is always packed with pemedek to beg for safety, welfare, kerahayuan, and tranquility. Until now, this temple is very famous as one of the most popular spiritual attractions.
In the beginning, the information about the existence of Pura Pentaran Agung Ped is very confusing. Sources of information about the history of the temple are very minimal, causing a long debate. The group (Puri Klungkung, Puri Gelgel and Mangku Rumodja – Mangku Lingsir) mentioned that the temple was named Pura Pentaran Ped. Others, especially Balian in Bali, call Pura Dalem Ped.
A spiritual aspirant and book author from the village of Satra, Klungkung, Dewa Ketut Soma in his writings on Overview Pura Ped assumes that the two titles of the two different versions are true. According to him, the intention is Pura Dalem Penataran Ped. Only one side shows its upgrading. One other party more highlight dalemnya.
In addition, some clues that mention the temple was originally named Pura Dalem. In the book History of Nusa and History Pura Dalem Ped written by Drs. Wayan Putera Prata mention Pura Dalem Ped originally named Pura Dalem Nusa. The name change was done figure Puri Klungkung in the time of I Dewa Agung. The change of name after Ida Pedanda Abiansemal along with his pepatih and his followers (mapeed) came to Nusa with the intention of witnessing the truth of information on the existence of three powerful tapels in Pura Dalem Nusa.
So powerful, the tapel-tapel was even able to cure various diseases, both suffered by humans and plants. Previously, Ida Pedanda Abiansemal also had lost three tapels. Apparently, once witnessed three tapels in Pura Dalem Nusa it is three tapel that had disappeared from his residence. However, Ida Pedanda did not take back the tapels with the records of the Nusa keep up well and continuously perform the ceremonies as they should.
The magic of the three tapels did not only go to Ida Pedanda’s ear, but to the whole of Bali. Including, Subak Sampalan residents who at that time faced plant pests such as rodents, sage and others. When hearing the magic of the three tapels, a subak clian was sent to watch the tapel in Pura Dalem Nusa.
Once there, klian subak begging grace for Subak Sampalan avoid the various diseases that attack their plants. The petition came true. Not long ago, the plant disease went away from Subak Sampalan. Until finally subak people can enjoy the crops such as rice, palawija and others.
Appropriate vows, residents then held a mapeed ceremony. The move was followed by other subak around Sampalan. The news about the implementation of mapeed ceremony was heard until all corners of Nusa. Since then I Dewa Agung Klungkung changed the name of Pura Dalem Nusa with Pura Dalem Peed (Ped).
Nevertheless, it seems as if it is indisputable. Because a Ped Desa village leader, Wayan Sukasta, explicitly stated that the real name of the temple is Pura Penataran Agung Ped. Evidenced from the trust of citizens around this time. Although there is mention of the temple as Pura Dalem, it is not Pura Dalem which is part of Tri Kahyangan (Puseh, Dalem and Bale Agung). But Dalem for the title of the ruling King in Nusa Penida at that time. Dalem or King referred to is the powerful ruler of Queen Gede Nusa or Ratu Gede Mecaling, he said.
There are five temple sites united in the area of Penataran Agung Ped Temple. Pura Segara, as the place to be Batara Baruna, is located on the northernmost part near the sea shore of the Nusa Strait. A few meters to the south there is a Pura Taman with a pool around the pelinggih in it. This temple serves as a place of purification.
to the west again, there is a main temple namely Empress Ratu Gede Mecaling as a symbol of the magic power of the ruler of Nusa in his day. To the east there is another Queen Rebellion. Finally in the middle jaba there is Bale Agung which is linggih Batara-batara at ngusaba time.
Each temple has pelinggih, bale perantenan and other buildings according to the function of each temple. In addition, in the position jaba there is a Wantilan that has been shaped banana hall building Badung area commonly used for art performances.
All buildings in Pura Penataran Agung Ped have been repaired or restored. Except the sacred objects. For example, the two statues are Ratu Gede Mecaling statue in Pura Ratu Gede and Arca Ratu Mas in Pelebaan Ratu Mas. Both statues that no one dared to touch it. So do other sacred buildings. Even if there is an attempt to improve, it is done by making a similar building next to the rescued building.
The continuous improvements made almost all the buildings in Pura Penataran Agung Ped formed with permanent plaster of cement and lime. Including asagan usually made of bamboo that is emergency, but made permanently with cement plaster. At least, it has created a rigid impression for the temple that diempon 18 villages pakraman it. Pengemponnya start Kutampi Village to the west. The existence of a number of sacred temple buildings, have an impact on the temple environment. The sacred atmosphere is believed to have been created since the beginning of the existence of the temple.