Tanah Lot Temple as Bali Temple Tourism Object

Located on the beach side of the village of Beraban, Kediri and Tabanan Districts. Located in 30 Km on the west side of Denpasar city and about 11 Km on the south side of the city of Tabanan. This temple is built on 3 acres of rock and can be reached in a few minutes on foot, because it is only 20 meters from the beach.

The meaning of the word Tanah Lot as a Balinese Cultural Tourism,
The word Tanah Lot consists of two words which the word Tanah is interpreted as a coral that looks like a gili or island. Lot or the word Lod means sea. So Tanah Lot means a small island that floats on the sea. This location now called Tanah Lot has been used in the Megalithic period as a place that looks to the sacred, as evidenced by the existence of menhirs. Based on environmental conditions, the structure of the Tanah Lot Temple was built on an irregular stretch of coral from its angle which consisted of only one plain page as Viscera.

Difference between Tanah Lot Temple and other temples on the island of Bali, Tanah Lot Temple does not have several pages because it is built on an irregular stretch of reef in the corner of his house. Inside the temple complex there are actually tiered temples that follow the basic elements of Balinese design where the number of levels built is a symbol of the complexity of faith. There is another formation in the area which shows that the site is not only important for religion, but also maintains archaeological values. The temple located in the ocean has a ritual or ceremony that lasts every 6 months or 210 days. At that time all Hindus from various regions in Bali will come to worship in peace and harmony to beg

History of Cultural Tourism in Tanah Lot Temple in Bali
Dang Hyang Nirartha "or better known as Pedanda Sakti Wau Rauh" which originated from the Blambangan area, East Java to the island of Bali around the 16th century. At the time of the reign of King Dalem Waturenggong in Gelgel, Bali. Then, he held a holy journey (Dharmayatra) and walked on the southern coast of the island of Bali from west to east. On the way, he finally found a beach in the Tabanan area (now Tabanan Regency), not far from Baraban Village. Next, he saw a small island-shaped rock in the sea. In this place he meditated and he felt the vibration of chastity. So on that rock, he suggested establishing a holy building to worship God, so now is the Tanah Lot Temple.

The Uniqueness of Cultural Tourism in Tanah Lot Temple in Bali
One of the uniqueness of Tanah Lot that is owned is across the street from the temple there are a number of caves where several black and white sea snakes can be found on the beach. The abdomen has no transverse skin, only small skin, but this sea water snake is very dangerous but snake bites are very rare, because sea water snakes are generally very passive. This snake is very tame and should not be disturbed because it is considered a pioneer of guards and protects all areas from unseen evil forces. Then there is also the belief in the Tanah Lot Temple there is also a source of holy water, precisely under the temple. Holy water is believed to bring sustenance to anyone who drinks it.

The function of this temple can be realized from the function of the main temple building located in the main temple area. In this place, there is a main temple to worship gods in the form of Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, sea power. This worship media to the gods is a 5-story temple building while the 3-storey temple building in the northern part of the area aims to worship Dang Hyang Nirartha.

Function of Tanah Lot Temple

To find out the status of the Tanah Lot Temple can be realized from the history of the temple, the function and also the existence of worshipers entering the prayer when the temple ceremony is held. In this case it can be realized as follows:

Tanah Lot Temple as dang Kahyangan (Great Sacred Temple in Bali), because history and Penyiwi (People who care for the temple) come from local residents from Tabanan Regency and the surrounding area.

Tanah Lot Temple as Segara Temple, because of its function as a holy place to worship Bhatara Segara, God with manifestations as the God of the Power of the sea

Not apart from the myths that cover everything from the establishment of the Tanah Lot Temple this temple remains one of the main icons of tourism on the island of Bali. This will be a religious tour that impresses you, especially as a visit while holding a ritual accompanied by a spectacular Tanah Lot-themed event will make traveling on the island of Bali even more unforgettable.

The most popular time to visit Tanah Lot Temple is the afternoon when the sun begins to settle above the horizon and the temple looks silhouette with light that lives from the sky. This site attracts a crowd of travelers who come on a bus load to witness the magnificent view of this temple against the background of a crashing wave.




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