Image: Pura Bale Batur Temple - Kamasan, Bali F04

Pura Bale Batur Temple - Kamasan, Bali F04

The painting hanging around a pavilion called the Bale Piasan was produced by artists Nyoman Dogol and Pan Sempreg.

Photographer:
Anthony Forge
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

This ider-ider painting was photographed by Anthony Forge in 1979 hanging around a pavilion called the Bale Piasan. The painting is by artists Nyoman Dogol and Pan Sempreg and depicts descendants of the priest Bhargawa. The section here shows Puloma holding her infant son after her husband Bhågu has cursed the god of fire Agni to consume all things. The gods Yama, Kubera, Waruna and Indra appeal to the god Brahma to alleviate the curse. Brahma agrees although he cannot totally alleviate it. He tells the gods that Agni will touch all things with his heat, but remain pure, and that the gods themselves will not be consumed.

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