Tirta Empul Temple Tampaksiring Bali is a Hindu Bali water temple located in Manukaya Village, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali Indonesia. Founded around 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty (10-14 centuries). The name of the temple comes from a groundwater source named “Tirta Empul”.

The occurrence of Tirta Empul Temple?

Narrated in Lontar Usana Bali that Tirta Empul was created by Bhatara Indra when he was at war with the king Mayadenawa of Bedahulu kingdom. This king is a Daitya (giant) son of a Dewi Danu Batur. Famous for his extraordinary powers, he is able to transform himself into whatever form he wants.

With his supernatural powers, he was able to conquer regions such as the Makasar, Sumbawa, Bugis, Lombok and Blambangan regions. Because of the magic and throne he got, Mayadanawa became very arrogant.

He forbade residents in Bali to worship God with all manifestations. therefore Bhatara Indra descends to earth to fight it. In a battle that took place, Mayadenawa and his troops were pressed, then they walked with their feet tilted, therefore, the area where the fighting was later called Tampaksiring.

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In a state of urgency, Mayadenawa created a poisonous spring (Yeh Cetik) to destroy Bhatara Indra’s troops. It turned out that his tactics were successful. because of exhaustion due to constant warfare, eventually many Bhatara Indra troops drank Yeh Cetik. Many Bhatara Indra troops were poisoned by drinking poisonous water. As a result of these cunning tactics, the strength of Bhatara Indra’s army was greatly reduced.

To deal with the problem, Bhatara Indra then plunged a penny-shaped weapon into the ground. Immediately there appeared a spring that was enveloped upwards from the king’s weapon. After drinking the spring, Bhatara Indra’s troops were able to recover as usual.

Centuries later the springs were laid out and perfected into a water park by Raja Indrajaya Sigha Warmadewa in 882 çaka and given the name “Tirta Ri Air Hampul” or “Tirta Empul” which meant a rising Pathirtaan.

Area of Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple

The temple is divided into three parts: Jaba Pura (front page), Jaba Tengah (middle page) and Jengah (inner page). In Jaba Tengah there is a pond that has approximately 33 showers. And this is where tourists usually queue to carry out purification activities which the Balinese call melukat.

The shower in the Tirta Empul Temple, Tampak Siring has its own name. The name of the shower in this place includes 14 showers called the Tirtha Cleansing Shower, 2 Tirta Curse and Oath Shower and 6 Tirtha Heavy Diseases showers and Tirta Upakara. And as the name implies, each shower in Tirta Empul Temple has its own functions and benefits.

Can we join for Cleansing ( melukat )

To participate in the melukat ceremony, tourists must follow the rules set by the temple. These include the use of kamen cloth tied to the waist. By the Balinese Hindu community, kamen is one of the compulsory facilities when carrying out the prayer ceremony held in the temple.

How to Get here

To reach this location you can use a motor bike, a car with his own driver, and Rent a car with driver. Because the path to the location is somewhat winding and confusing. We suggest you take a Bali Private transport with driver Or take a one-day Kintamani tour. It will fill your holiday with an amazing atmosphere, I am sure you will be amazed at the scenery in front of you.

Distance to the Tampak Siring Temple

If we start from Denpasar Ngurah Rai airport, it will take us approximately 2 hours 15 minutes to get to the Tirta Empul temple, within a distance of 54.7 km.

Then if we start from the Ubud monkey forest area to the Tirta Empul temple, then we will cover a distance of about 17 km and it takes 40 minutes.

If we start from the Jimbaran beach area to the Tirta Empul temple, the distance we pass is 1 hour 30 minutes in a 56 km journey.

If we start from the Uluwatu temple area in Bali to Tirta Empul temple, the distance we will pass is 68 km in 2 hours 30 minutes or more.

The springs in Tirta Empul Temple

Because all of Lord Indra’s troops were poisoned from the impact of Mayadenawa’s poisonous spring, Lord Indra stabbed his weapon into the ground. From the stick of the god Indra’s weapon into the ground, a spring came out as an antidote to Mayadenawa’s poison. After Lord Indra’s army drank water from the spring, Indra’s army was free from poisoning.

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This spring is named Tirta Empul which means holy spring that comes out of the ground. Furthermore, around the spring, a temple was built to worship the god Indra, which was named Pura Tirta Empul.

Mayadenawa knew the plan to poison Indra’s army had failed and tried to escape into the forest and change his form into several forms. But the god Indra and his troops continued to hunt Mayadenawa.

Tired of being chased, Mayadenawa turned himself into a big rock. But this change of form was recognized by the god Indra and shot Mayadenawa until he was killed by the arrow of the god Indra. The killing of King Mayadenawa, is always commemorated by Balinese Hindus every 210 days, namely Galungan Day.

Tampak Siring Temple Opening Hours

For visitors who want to pray, Tirta Empul Temple is open for 24 hours to facilitate Hindus who often do mekemit (stay at the temple) at this temple. But for Hindus who want to do self-cleaning usually from 5 am to 8 pm.

This place close by Tibumana waterfall, Tegalalang rice terrace, Elephant Cave temple and kintamani volcano. So you can visit this places also when you take ubud tour.

So what about tourists? For foreign and domestic tourists who want to enjoy and take a closer look at this holy spring, they can come and open from 7 am – 7 pm.

Tirta Empul Temple Entrance Ticket in Gianyar

Just like other tourist attractions in Bali, for tourists who want to enter the tourist area of ​​​​the Tirta Empul Temple, Tampak Siring, Gianyar Bali, they are required to pay an entrance ticket which you can check below.

  1. Adult : IDR 35,000 / person.
  2. Children : IDR 25,000 / Person
  3. Locker Rental : IDR 20,000 / Locker.
  4. Parking For 4 Wheels : Rp 5,000 / Car
  5. Parking for 2 wheels : Rp 2,000 / Motor

Additional information for Tampak Siring Bali Entrance Ticket Prices

The price for the entrance ticket to the Tirta Empul temple in Bali, we will update on July 16, 2022.
The entrance fee for the Tirta Empul temple in Gianyar can change at any time.

Rules and clothing for entering the Tirta Empul Temple area in Bali.

  • All temples in Bali are sacred places by the Balinese Hindu community. Therefore, it is strictly prohibited for women who are menstruating or menstruating
  • All visitors are required to wear gloves. If visitors do not bring them, here are also provided sarong and shawl facilities.
  • Not allowed to wear open clothes or mini clothes (shoulder and knee area must be covered)
  • Since this area is very religious, all forms of kissing are forbidden here.
  • No drone use – Warning to photographers! Although it is allowed to take pictures, the use of drones is prohibited so as not to interfere with the prayer process.
  • Do not litter
  • Facilities available to Visitors