Bali holiday this time will explain about Pura Tirta Empul, which is a sacred place located at Manukaya village, Tampak siring sub-district, and Gianyar regency. The mileage to this temple will takes about 36 kilometers from Denpasar city, or from Ubud tourism area will takes about 40 minutes driving. Pura Tirtha Mpul (Tirta Empul) or Bali holy spring water temple is quite famous not only for Balinese hindu society itself, also for tourists both domestic or foreign tourists when enjoying bali holiday packages, because this holy temple other than as a place for worship also become one of the goals attractions that existing in Bali island. And tampak siring tirta empul lies in the path that heading to the tourist attractions of Kintamani volcano and lake batur.
Bali holy spring water temple Tirta Empul Tampak Siring divided into three yard, namely; Nista mandala (Outer yard), Madya mandala (Middle yard), and Utama mandala (Inner yard). Each mandala is limited by the open gate or common called "Apit Surang" and Dwarapala are also believed to be the gate keeper. There are two (2) types of buildings existing at Tirta Empul Tampak Siring, among others: "Bathing place Tirta Empul" and "Tirta Empul temple". At western part of the plateau above these temple side area, there is a large building which is an area of the Presidential Palace, better known by the name of Tampak Siring Palace. And this palace has built during the reign from President Republic of Indonesia, the Proclaimer President Soekarno.
Bali holy spring water temple Tirta Empul Tampak Siring built during the reign of King Sri Candrabhaya Singha Warmadewa according to charter stone located at Manukaya village in the year 884 Çaka / on October 962 AD. While Tirtha Mpul temple itself was built during the reign of King Sri Masula - Masuli who ruled in Bali based on Usana Bali inscription. In Sading inscription in the year 1172 Çaka / 1250 AD mentioned that King Sri Masula - Masuli ruled Bali for 77 years, from the year 1100 Çaka / 1178 AD until the year 1177 Çaka / 1255 AD with the central government in Pejeng (direction tourist track heading to kintamani volcano and lake Batur Bangli).
Few of artifacts found in Bali holy spring water temple Tirta Empul Tampak Siring, among others:
- LINGGA YONI which is a symbol of Lord Shiva.
- ARCA LION (Singha Wahini) which is also a symbol of wahana Goddess Durga in pralina aspects.
- TEPASANA (Bebaturan) without a roof as stana of Lord Indra, which underwent renovation in the year 1889 Çaka / 1967 AD.
Also there is a mythology about the existence of Tirta Empul temple, that this temple was built by Lord Indra in his victory against King Mayadenawa which prohibit people of Bali to conduct worship ceremony, and also explained that Lord Indra dubbed as the god of war that can defeat the Dragon Wertha which always hide dew in the stomach, then with weapons that belonged to Lord Indra (Vajra) in the form of lightning can finally defeat Naga Wertha, then Lord Indra called as God of Rain.
The existence of Tirta empul temple is very important for the balinese hindu community, as a worshipping place and for a purification ceremony (balinese language "Melukat"). All the water from Tirta Empul flowing peacefully to Pakerisan river, until now the water function is very important for surrounding community and farmers, that used as an irrigation water for the agriculture land. Distribution for the water irrigation is controlled by an organization called "Subak". And these organizations have an important function to divide and distribute the water channels wisely, so that all the agricultural land can be well irrigated.
So for tourists who want to visit Bali holy spring water temple Tirta Empul Tampak Siring will be charged admission fee / entrance tickets IDR 15,000 / per person.
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