New statue Kebo Iwa installed in Tabanan
Sunday, 27 December 2020 06:14
New statue Kebo Iwa of 20 tons and 21,45 meters height has been finally installed at Pekraman Bedha Village in Tabanan on Saturday 26/12/2020. The statue has been lifted to the tower and eventually planned to be completed on Saturday 19/12/2020.However, on the first attempt the crane operator realised that it was not possible to lift the the 20 ton statue with only one crane.
The second attempt on December 25 2020 also failed and finally on Saturday (26/12) at 14.00 H using 1 tower crane the statue was lifted after one hour preparation and successfully installed on the top of the tower and completed on Sunday (27/12/2020).
I Ketut Sudiarta who nade the stature highlighted that the installation went smoothly without any problems in general > The installation of the statue is in accordance with the instructions from Queen Begawan, who helped from the beginning with the construction of the statue. The statue is facing south towards Uluwatu because Kebo Iwa received many gifts after the invasion of the Majapahit Kingdom.
The statue's hand pointing to the west to the Majapahit Kingdom when giving instructions to its soldiers from which direction the invasion was coming. The top of the keris is faces Mount Agung and the back is facing Mount Batukaru.
Furthermore, for the building under the statue, he received a lot of input so that the building was filled with stories of Patih Kebo Iwa while he was in Bedha.