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Religious Tourism at Tanah Lot Temple

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Tanah Lot Temple in Bali Island Indonesia.

Info Visa Bali – Besides having the best tours for holidays in the form of beaches, rural valleys, entertainment, culinary, places to stay. Bali also has religious tourism that you might like.

Or just to see how Balinese people carry out their traditions by performing ceremonies at the Holy Temple.

One of the sacred temples owned by Bali is Tanah Lot Temple. Tanah Lot Temple is a sacred place, a place of worship for the gods of the sea guard by Hindus.

Tanah Lot Temple is one of the popular tourist attractions from Bali which is unique with the existence of two temples on a large rock.

If the origin of the word, Tanah Lot itself comes from the word land and “lot” which means sea. In this way Tanah Lot means a small island that floats in the sea.

Tanah Lot is located in Beraban, Kediri, which is about 13 kilometers south of Tabanan City and 30 km west of Denpasar City.

Tanah Lot Temple Folklore

It is said that there was a Brahmin named Danghyang Nirartha who traveled from Java. With his strength he succeeded in strengthening the belief of the Balinese people about Hindu teachings.

However, this was not welcomed by the village head at that time, the Bendesa Beraban, who was envious and wanted to expel him.

When it was about to be expelled, Danghyang Nirartha was reported to have issued his supernatural powers so that a large stone could move, and this was none other than his meditation place.

After the stones moved, a temple was built which was guarded by special guards. This guard is also not arbitrary, but was created from Danghyang Nirartha’s shawl and turned into (what is known to the layman as) a black-and-white snake.

The snake in a cave is then believed to be able to protect Hindu society from evil and damage.

So when a disaster occurs this snake will issue a certain sign as a warning.

8 Sacred Places At Tanah Lot Temple That You Can Make Religious Tourism

1. Penataran Temple

Located north of Tanah Lot Temple, Penataran Temple is a place to pray to the Gods and their manifestations in Tanah Lot Temple for health and happiness.

In this temple there are two days of ceremonies, the first day is the same as Tanah Lot Temple which is held every 210 days on Rebo (Wednesday) Wage, Wara Langkir, and the second day is Rebo (Wednesday) Wage, Wara Merakih, according to the Balinese Calendar.

2. Pengawang Temple

Pengawang Temple is located on the west side of Penataran Temple. This temple was built to pray to God and his manifestations that exist and have power in Tanah Lot Temple as the god of the ocean.

If the tide is high, Hindus cannot pray to Tanah Lot Temple, but they can pray at Pengawang Temple.

3. Pakendungan Temple

Pakendungan Temple is located on the west side of Tanah Lot, only 300 meters from Tanah Lot Temple. Built in the year Caka 1330 to be precise in 1408. This Pakendungan Temple is an integral part of Tanah Lot Temple and is part of the history of Tanah Lot.

4. Njung Galuh Temple

This temple was built to pray to the Goddess of prosperity, namely Dewi Sri, as a power, called Shakti, of Lord Vishnu, the Manifestation of the Protector God.

Hindus pray for fertility of plants including rice plants to achieve prosperity in their lives.

The Enjung Galuh Temple ceremony is held every Umanis Wednesday (Wednesday), Wara Medangsia according to the Balinese calendar.

5. Batu Bolong Temple

Batu Bolong Temple was built to pray to God for holiness or holiness.

The area of ​​Enjung Batu Bolong is a place that is always used to hold Melasti Ceremonies and Pakelem Ceremonies, where the meaning of both Ceremonies is to purify the world.

The Batu Bolong Temple ceremony in the history of Tanah Lot is held every Wednesday (Wednesday) Wage, Wara Langkir according to the Balinese calendar.

6. Batu Mejan Temple

Batu Mejan Temple is located 100 meters on the west side of Batu Bolong Temple. Batu Mejan Temple is also known as Beji Temple, “Beji” means a holy place to get holy water for Hindu ceremonies.

Batu Mejan Temple was built for the villagers as a place to ask God for mercy through holy water. The Batu Mejan Temple ceremony is held every Kliwon Saturday, Wara Kuningan according to the Balinese calendar.

7. Jero Kandang Temple

Jero Kandang Temple is a place to pray to God with his manifestation as the God of all animals and plants and also a place to pray to Dewi Sri as a manifestation of God as the Goddess of prosperity.

The Jero Kandang Temple ceremony is held every Saturday (Saturday) Kliwon, Wara Uye or Tumpek Kandang according to the Balinese calendar.

8. Holy Spring

To the south of Batu Mejan Temple along the coast, there is a spring that we can find when the sea water recedes.

Hindus believe that the spring is holy water (tirtha pangelukatan) which can be used to purify all evil.

Hopefully the above review can be a reference for those of you who are going on a religious tour on the island of the gods Bali.

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