Kertha Gosa Pavillion

The Klungkung city in the 17th century was known for its arts, painting, dance and music... I am visiting the city today for the Kertha Gosa Pavilion...

Located in the southwest of Bali, at the end of the 18th century, the Kertha Gosa Pavilion (seen here in my images) was the hall of justice.



Kertha Gosa was erected in the north-eastern corner of the palace compound. It is typical the Klungkung style of architecture and painting.

Because Kertha Gosa was the court of the high king of Bali, cases on the island which could not be resolved were transferred to this site. Three Brahmana priests presided over the court. The convicts (as well as visitors today) were able to view the ceiling which depicted different punishments in the afterlife, the results of karma, while they were awaiting sentencing.  The ceiling paintings of the Kertha Gosa are one of the outstanding examples of the Kamasan (or Wayang/ shadow puppet) style. The paintings were originally done in the middle of the nineteenth century, and renewed in 1918, 1933 and 1963, with individual panels repaired in the 1980s and 1990s. Leading artists of Kamasan village such as Kaki Rambut, Pan Seken, Mangku Mura and Nyoman Mandra have been responsible for the repaintings in the twentieth century. The main paintings depict the story of Bima in heaven and hell, but other stories depicted are the Tantri, the Garuda story, and scenes predicting the portents of earthquakes (Palindon).


 


As I was touring the place, a couple was in the middle of their pre-wedding photo-shot, aren't they the most beautiful bride and groom to be?

Thank you all for stopping by and reading the bits...
xxx

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