Tanah Lot Temple in Bali

Putu Karya By Putu Karya, 21st Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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At Tanah Lot Temple, there is a fresh water spring can be seen
when the sea water was receding. The presence of spring has become one of considerations when
Tanah lot was chosen as the location of Temple. This temple building is set on the main temple area of
Tanah Lot Temple. There is also a Lingga set in the temple building functioning to the worship the Lord
of Shiva in order to invoke the safety.

Tanah Lot Temple in Bali

Om,Sastiastu...

At Tanah Lot Temple, there is a fresh water spring can be seen
when the sea water was receding. The presence of spring has become one of considerations when
Tanah lot was chosen as the location of Temple. This temple building is set on the main temple area of
Tanah Lot Temple. There is also a Lingga set in the temple building functioning to the worship the Lord
of Shiva in order to invoke the safety.

The location of Tanah Lot temple had been used in the megalithic era as secret place by evidence of
the Menhir existence. Since there are the Hindu religion and culture influences Bali Island from 8
century by existing a phallus on Tanah Lot, hence it can be said that Tanah Lot had existed a secret
place to worship the Siva God. According to Dhang Yang Nirartha instruction in 16 century, he had
built a Tanah Lot Temple without abandoning tradition that was existed before. Before this Temple is
built, he felt the vibration of holiness and spiritual protection that is called Jiwan Mukti.
Based on the environmental condition, the structure of Tanah Lot Temple is built on the rock plateau
irregular edges that consist of one plain/ courtyard as main temple area. On this courtyard, there are
main temple building set on it include Meru with five storey roof top, the media to worship Segara God
or Baruna God as a ruler of the ocean. Meanwhile a Meru is a temple with three storey roof top as
media to worship for the glory of Danghyang Nirartha who preserve and develop the culture and
Hindusm in Bali

Breathtaking sea cliff side of Tanah Lot Temple.

Amazing views, if you standing near the cliff side, you can feel the sea spray and even capture many special moments just as the waves nearly engulf you! There is a temple that can only be accessible when there is low tide. But do explore the entire grounds of Tanah Lot area.

Tanah Lot Beach

Tanah Lot Beach is a beautiful rocky coastline and famous throughout the world because if the unique Hindu temple set on the big rock and encircled by the seawater.

Om,Santhi,Shanti,Shanti,Om.

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Bali, Hindu, Holidays, Indonesia, Tanah Lot, Tourism, Travel, Travelling

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author avatar Nadine May
21st Jan 2014 (#)

I love the photos and have them on my Pinterest boards. Hope one day to visit.

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author avatar Putu Karya
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Thanks for ur comments, see u soon in Bali

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author avatar Kingwell
2nd Feb 2014 (#)

I enjoyed reading your article and the photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Claudia J. Rodriguez
12th Feb 2014 (#)

Very nice post. I appreciate the cultural aspects of your posts as well as your beautiful photographs.

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