The state temple, dating back to 1953, focuses on the supreme god, Sanghyang Widi. Part of its importance is its statement of monotheism. Although Balinese knows many gods, the belief in a supreme god (which can have many manifestations) brings Balinese Hinduism following the first principles of Pancasila – ‘Trust in One God’.
Padmasana (temple shrine) is made of white coral, and consists of a blank throne (symbolic sky) above the cosmic tortoise and two dragons (mythical snake-like snake), symbolizing the foundation of the world. The walls are decorated with carvings of the scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Two main festivals are held here each month, throughout the month and new moon, and show the show of wayang kulit.