temples venerate the creative urge in nature that insures harvests on
irrigated rice fields, this temple holds ceremonies to guarantee a
"blessing" for plants grown on unirrigated land: fruits, coconut, maize
and coffee. On its festival day farmers from surrounding villages come
to ask for remnants of the offerings which are buried in the fields, a
symbolic ritual to transmit the divine benevolence to the soil.
Formerly, Kubutambahan was the center of a federation of villages,
which helps explain the widespread importance of Pura Maduwe Karang.
The temple carvings are startling-ghouls, domestics. lovers and
noblemen, even an official riding a flowery bicycle.