Information about the history of Batukaru Temple Bali is very small and isn’t known for sure who’s the founder and once was it built, however, Batukaru temple is included in one of the six main temples in Bali island as described in Kusuma Dewa papyrus manuscript. Batukaru temple has already existed in the 11th century AD contemporaneous with Besakih temple, Lempuyang Luhur temple, Goa Lawah temple, Uluwatu temple along with Pusering Jagat temple. The initiator of the Organization of Sad Kahyangan is Mpu Kuturan. Following the presence of Batukaru temple at the 11th century, then we didn’t get a clear description of what was the nation of the temple.
Only in 1605 AD, there was a description from the book of Babad Buleleng, at the book explained that Batukaru temple was marred by the King of Buleleng named Ki Gusti Ngurah Panji Shakti. In the book of Babad Buleleng is described the kingdom of Buleleng is very safe and there’s absolutely no enemy will dare to attack it. The King would like to enlarge its territory to Tabanan area. King Ki Gisti Ngura Panji Shakti in his solution in Tabanan meets Batukaru temple that is the territory of the Kingdom of Tabanan. Ki Gusti Ngurah Panji Sakti along with his soldiers then undermine the temple.
When Ki Panji Shakti and also his soldiers do harm in Batukaru temple, then abruptly came tens of thousands of wasps to attack and sting them. Ki Panji Shakti and his soldiers had been assaulted severely by vicious wasps, then Ki Panji Sakti along with also his soldiers withdrew and pinpointed the plan to attack the kingdom of Tabanan. Due to their deeds, then the condition of Batukaru shrine buildings was completely destroyed and just ruins remaining. Then in 1959 Batukaru temple get repairs so the contour like what we see today. Back in 1977 there’s attention and assistance from the local authorities progressively and till now the situation and conditions of Pura Batukaru are getting better.
Besides using the main building, at the eastern portion of the Batukaru temple there’s additionally temple and springs that consist of 2 partsthe spring situated inside the temple that is used particularly to invoke the holy water for ceremonial purposes, along with the spring situated outside the temple that is utilized to wash face and shower, like cleaning before praying. Within this temple. R. Goris, a professional in the science of archeology, has conducted research in 1928. Goris fulfilled many sculptures comparable at the statue of its type available from the Goa Gajah Temple like sculptures that spouting water from its navel. The distinction is the sculptures found in Goa Gajah temple are in a standing position, while at Batukaru temple is at a sitting cross legged position. According to Goris, the figurines found in Batukaru are contemporary with the sculptures found in Pura Goa Gajah.