The Origin Bali Island's Name that Never You Know

As we know Bali Island is the nice place for spending our holiday because Bali offer you many unique culture, amazing tourism object, spectacular food, beautiful nature, kindly people and maybe also pretty girl. Because of that, Bali be the best tourist destination on the world, but do you know why this island called by Bali? If you didn’t know, this article would give you nice information.

The word of Bali first time comes from an inscription where found in Blanjong Village, Sanur and this inscription also called by Blanjong Inscription. The inscription was created by Sri Kesari Warmadewa King in 835 Caka (913 AD) and it contain one word “ Bali Dwipa”. Bali Dwipa comes from Sanskrit and divided by 2 words Bali means the offering or banten and Dwipa means island.

According to the researchers this name is given by the merchants from India that has spread in southeast Asia around the first century AD, and base on the religious activity of Bali island’s society who use various types of offerings (Banten = Bali) as a means of ceremony.

Meanwhile, the Gobleg Inscription which is made in 905 Caka (983 AD) contained the word 'bali'. In this inscription found the words "... ..siwyan ... ..dini in Bali ...." and means ‘respected here in Bali’

The word 'bali' is also discovered in the Buahan Inscription 1103 Saka (1181 AD) which is written by King Jayapangus. In this inscription found the sentence reads, "... ..pinaka pangupajiwaning souls wardhana ring Bali Dwipa" ... .. and it means a source of livelihood for growing every society on the island of Bali.

Generally foreign sailors know Bali with many names. Some foreign sailors call Balle or Ilha Bale. Dutch sailor who had stopped in Bali, Cornelis de Houtman knows this tiny island with Baelle. Now, you get information why this paradise island was called by Bali. Bali cannot spared from Hinduism activities, and the society always use Banten in the religious procession.
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