The Singa is the transportation of Dewa Sangkara and is the Guardian of the North Western directions (wayashya) and his in Bali is the Temple, Pura Puncak Mangu.
His color is green and he uses and arrow (angkus) for combat. His wife is Dewi Rodri.
The Singa or Lion is also used as the same functions as Garuda for protection on the Balinese household’s roof.
Important areas / Bali House planning:
1.Bale daje :
In the north, this building is use for the Elders who already have become a priest or Holly man, he will be sleeping in this room.
2.Bale dauh :
In the west, this building is use for the children or guest, and they can sleep in this room.
3.Bale dangin or bale ale ayu :
This building is on the east of the house, and on the top of the roof above this building, this is where they would place the wooden statue of the Lion (Singa) which symbolizes in gardening/protection the area from evil.
Use for : pitra yadnya ceremony, ceremony for ancestor, which occurs every 6 month, which means the birthday “odalan”
Manusa yadnya ceremony means ceremony for human ; death, married, or the file-ling of the teeth, a transition from young person’s into adulthood.
Also for dewa yadnya ceremony is the ceremony for the God.
4.Paon or kitchen area is in the south: this building will be near with the area to keep the rice, called "jineng".
On the northeast is the located of the family temple.
On the northwest is the guardian temple.
And in the center of the house is a small temple called " tugu karang ".