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Bali Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Bali is located in the south of Badung area about 20 minutes from Kuta. It is very easy to access from Ngurah Rai Airport and hotel in Nusa Dua. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (GWK) Bali is located in the limestone and rock hill, on the hill-Nusa Dua Pecatu Badung, located 40 kilometers south of Denpasar Bali, about 30 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai when using a car.
Landscape Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Taman Budaya Bali Garuda Wisnu Kencana is a place of 240 hectares. There are some supporting facilities that you can enjoy in GWK Bali like Lotus Pond, Festival Park, Amphitheater, Street Theater, Exhibition Hall, Wind Bali Panorama Rest and Souvenir Shop. Also, GWK has many cultural events performance every day The Barong Dance Show is the most popular show with traditional Balinese music performances as well.
The various unique and beauty of Bali both see history, tradition, culture, art, and artistic attractions. In many tourist attractions in Bali, one of them is abbreviated Garuda Wisnu Kencana. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (GWK) Bali is a window of art and culture of the islands in a natural environment and magnificent panoramas, making it one of the major destinations for various art shows, exhibitions, conferences, or religious visits.
The story of Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Here is the story of Garuda Wisnu Kencana following the birth and work of Garuda as a mythical bird that has been quoted from Wikipedia. You will find this story engraved on relief, placed in the GWK Street Theater.
The story about Garuda’s birth and work is said in the first book of the great Mahabharata. According to the epic, when Garuda first burst his egg, he emerged as a raging hell equivalent to the cosmic fire that destroyed the world at the end of each age. Fear, the gods admire him for mercy. Garuda, which hears their petitions, reduces himself to size and energy.
Garuda’s father was the creator of Kasyapa. His mother was Vinata, whose sister was Kadru, the mother of the serpent. One day, Vinata enters inside and loses the conflict, so she becomes a slave to her sister.
Mahabharata mention about the choices between the sisters and spouses of Kashyapa, Vinata, and Kadru, about the color of the tail Uchchaihshravas. While Vinata, the mother of Garuda and Aruna, said that it was white, Kadru said that it was black. The loser should serve as the winner. Kadru told his son, the Dragon (“snake”), to cover the ponytail and thus appear black and thus, Kadru won.
Deciding to release her mother from the state of slavery, Garuda approaches the snake and asks what it takes to buy her freedom. Their answer is that Garuda should bring to them the association of immortality, also known as Amrita. This is a high order. Amrita at that time found himself in the presence of gods, who guarded him with jealousy, for it was the source of their immortality. They have the sound of a witch in a great fire covering the sky. They blocked the way to the elixir in a powerful tool machine with a sharp edging blade. And finally, they put two giant snakes beside the elixir as a deadly caregiver.
Sadly, Garuda is hurrying to the dwelling place of the gods who want to take over their property. Knowing his design, the gods meet him throughout the battle. However, Garuda loses the entire host and spreads it in all directions. Taking water from many rivers in his mouth, he killed the protective fire cast by the gods. Reducing its size, he crawled through their rotating machine blades. And finally, he broke the two giant snakes they had placed as guards. Taking the potion in his mouth without eating it, he launches again the air and heads towards the snake waiting patiently.
On the way, he meets Vishnu. Instead of fighting, the two modified appointments. Vishnu promised Garuda the gift of immortality even without the potion, and Garuda promises to be Mount Vishnu.
Flying forward, he meets the god of heaven god. Another appointment is taking place.