If you ever wanted a video to put the history of Bali into context – we’ve got it, courtesy of YouTube User Lazardi Wong Jogja.
This 6-minute video shows the incredible evolution of the Island of the Gods and it’s original kingdoms.
Several important events:
202 CE – Bali was separated from Java.
882 CE – The Bedahulu Kingdom was thought to have been founded, with Sri Kesari Warmadewa as its first king.
1001 – A religious meeting at the Samuan Tiga or Penataran Temple agreed to choose the worship of Tri Murti as the Hindu sect worshipped for all Balinese.
1343 – Majapahit conquered Bali.
1460 – Dalem Waturenggong rose to the throne in the Gelgel Kingdom.
1530 – Dang Hyang Nirartha arrived in Bali.
1686 – Founding of the Klungkung Kingdom.
1846 – Dutch Invasion of Buleleng and Karangasem begins.
1849 – Fall of Jagaraga. The beginning of Dutch rule in Bali.
1913 – All of Bali were directly controlled by the Dutch East Indies government.
1946 – Puputan (Total War) of Margarana.
1958 – The Bali Province was created, separated from the previous Nusa Tenggara Province.
2020 – The COVID-19 Pandemic hit Bali.