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HISTORY OF BALI
 
The Balinese initially resisted the arrival of the new religion strongly, however, when the'Majapahits first invaded Bali in 1343, Gajah Mada, the Prime Minister of the Majapahit Empire, had an extremely tough opponent in the Balinese king, Dalem Bedaulu. The king ruled from Pejeng, now a simple village east of Ubud, and this was where much of the action took place. The king was so stubborn in his resistance that he became known by the Majapahits as "Pig-head". Stories made beautiful with events relating to the king's incredible determination and skill have survived, and he is now known, literally, as the king with the pig's head and magical powers. Gajah Mada eventually defeated the powerful king, and has been considered a hero and great holy man ever since.

Up until the 15th century, the Majapahit kingdom maintained dominance in the area now known as South East Asia, and Bali was an influential province. As the links between the mother religion and her descendants in Bali slowly vanished over time and due to distance, indigenous beliefs reappeared.

By AD 1600, the Dutch East Indies Company had been set up in Java. Bali was considered as "New Holland" by a Dutch Admiral, who was warmly welcomed by Waturenggong, the King at the time. With the death of this king, though, the seat of power in Klungkung diminished in importance and independent rule was established by local rajas.
 
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