Tirta Empul Temple 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 …?
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
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.
Entrance Ticket Prices of Tirta Empul Temple
For tourists who want to visit this place will be charged an entrance fee of Rp 50,000 per person. Opened from 08.00 WITA until 17.00 WITA.
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