Proceedings of International Conference of Social Science, ICOSS 2018, Denpasar, Indonesia

Research Article

The Battle of Power in Sacred Arena: A Study at Pura Dasar Buana of Gelgel, Bali

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-9-2018.2281173,
        author={I Made Mardika},
        title={The Battle of Power in Sacred Arena: A Study at Pura Dasar Buana of Gelgel, Bali},
        proceedings={Proceedings of International Conference of Social Science, ICOSS 2018, Denpasar, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICOSS},
        year={2019},
        month={1},
        keywords={temples power relation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-9-2018.2281173}
    }
    
  • I Made Mardika
    Year: 2019
    The Battle of Power in Sacred Arena: A Study at Pura Dasar Buana of Gelgel, Bali
    ICOSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-9-2018.2281173
I Made Mardika1,*
  • 1: Universitas Warmadewa
*Contact email: dikamar73@gmail.com

Abstract

Temples are generally interpreted as sacred places. However, studies on a number of temples indicate that temples function plurals. Tracking the function of temples in a dynamic historical perspective is interesting to examine. As in the Pura Dasar Buana of Gelgel located in the center of the Kingdom of Bali, the king who ruled in the XIV-XVI century was the temple of the center of the kingdom of Bali. This study aims to understand the meaning of power struggling processes at the Pura Dasar Buana of Gelgel, especially to reveal the relations of political power between actors. The two theories used are the theory of power and knowledge by Foucault, and the modality theory of Bourdieu. Data were analyzed inductively using cultural study methods. This article argues that temple has a political function and shows that there are the models of power relations among the supporting actors