Gua Gajah – Elephant Cave
Welcome to Gua Gajah (Elephant Cave) which is located in west side of Bedulu countryside, Biah Batuh Sub district and Gianyar Regency. It is about 27km from Denpasar town. This cave is built at crevasse edge from the federation of 2 rills that is called Pangkung River, where the irrigation is mixed with Petanu River flow. The federation area of two rivers is called Campuhan/Mixture. It owns the magical energy on the basis of Wrabineda Concept/two different matters on this basic concept hence Gua Gajah (Elephant Cave) is intentionally built among two rivers.
What to see?
There is a relief which is almost looking like the form of mountain on the entrance of this cave. It has many carved designs on the relief like a grove with a stick, close leaf, different animals like a forest pig, tortoise and specters. The cave mouth is decorated by the bas-relief with its eye turned around to the right or west side. There is a written letter on the east side or the left side of the wall from the early 11th century.
There is a pool (Patirthaan) as a place to take the holy Tirtha water for Hindu ceremonies which is located in the middle of the cave courtyard. This holy pool was previously piled up by land and it has been found in 1954 by Krijgsman from the Ancient Department. The holy pool is equipped with many douch statues which are arranged parallel in two groups.