Name of Sasih associated with the presence resembling bronze drum found in the penataran sasih temple, which is considered as the moon that falls from the sky. Society considers that the bronze drum is a manifestation of God or Lord foundation, so that people believe in and call the bronze drum as Ratu Sasih, the Goddess of the moon.
|Pura Penataran Sasih|
Historical review of Penataran Sasih temple can be expressions based on several ancient relics found in the temple, namely: the bronze drum, pragmen (the inscriptions from the 10th AD century) and the statue put on Candrasengkala Saka year 1264 (1342). Based on these artifacts can be presented as follows: the bronze drum located on Penataran Sasih come from the "Bronze Iron Age"-iron and bronze age, around 500 BC.The bronze drum at that time considered to have magical value. When the bronze drums (original in place) then where Penataran Sasih temple there in prehistoric times has been regarded as a sacred place. As well as the fragments of inscriptions were thought to have come from the 10th AD century show that Penataran Sasih temple regarded as a sacred place that holds an important role at that time.
|Bronze drum - beside|
|Bronze drum - front|
on Main Road to Tampaksiring, Banjar Intaran, Desa Pejeng