Kehen means household or fireplace and symbolises the fire god, Brahmen who protects the temple. Because it is an one of the most important temples in the region, many religious ceremonies take place here. It is a colourful sight to see the women carrying large fruit offerings up the stairs and during these ceremonies also different types of dances take place which are typical for the Bangli region. Pura Kehen is located north of Bangli and it is the state temple of the Bangli kingdom. This temple is often described as the miniature version of the Pura Besakih.