Crossroad, meaning and fuction, perception, Catuspatha

  • Frysa Wiriantari Dwijendra University
  • Syamsul Alam Paturusi Udayana University
  • Ngakan Ketut Acwin Dwijendra Udayana University
  • I Dewa Gede Agung Diasana Putra Udayana University
Keywords: Catuspatha, Semarapura, perception, social, culture.


The existence of Catuspatha is identical to the embryo and also the development of an area. As the center of a city, Catuspatha has important elements around it such as the center of government, the field, and the market. Along with the passage of time, the meaning and function of Catuspatha need to be reexamined, especially for the people of Semarapura. This study raised the topic of city community perception of Catuspatha Semarapura in the contemporary era. The goal is to find out if there are meanings and function shift of the Catuspatha. The method used is a qualitative descriptive method, the search of data is implemented by observation methods, interviews, and research studies. Respondents were taken randomly with criterion: the resident of Semarapura, including the elder of the palace, temple priest, regent, government and other respondents aged between 26 to 60 years. From the results of the research obtained, respondents who were between 41 and 60 years argued that there is no change in meaning and function of the Catuspatha Semarapura, the addition of functions as the center of social and cultural activities as well as tourism activities including as a selfie object is a result obtained from respondents from the age of 26 to 40 years.

Keywords: Catuspatha, Semarapura, perception, social, culture.

How to Cite
Wiriantari, F., Alam Paturusi, S., Acwin Dwijendra, N. K., & Diasana Putra, I. D. G. A. (2020). THE CITY COMMUNITY PERCEPTION OF CATUSPATHA IN SEMARAPURA. Proceeding International Conference on Information Technology, Multimedia, Architecture, Design, and E-Business, 1, 179-184. Retrieved from
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