Tanah Lot temple is located at Beraban village, Kediri district, Tabanan regency, on the south coast of Bali island, approximately 25 kilometers from Denpasar city. Pura Tanah Lot is situated on a large coral rock overlooking to the Indian Ocean. Tanah Lot is a Hindu shrine built to worship the God in its manifestation as the God of the sea (God Baruna) to invoke prosperity, and the balance of sea and earth. It is endowed with a spectacular and stunning outlook, standing still on the sea rock; it offers the mesmerising view during sunset with an astounding natural touch to the scenic location.
The temple of Tanah Lot is said to have been founded by the 16th-century priest Dang Hyang Nirartha, one of the last priests to come to Bali from Java. In this journey Dang Hyang Nirartha really enjoyed and was impressed with the beauty of the southern coast of the island of Bali with a natural beauty that is very exciting. He imagined how greatness Sanghyang Widhi Wasa (God Almighty) who has created the universe and everything in it that can give life to mankind. In his heart whispered that the duty of every creature in this world, especially human beings to express gratitude to God for everything he has been pleased to create it.
Furthermore, he saw a rock in the shape of a small island in the sea. In this place he meditate and he felt the vibrations of chastity. So on top of the rock, he suggested setting up a holy building for worship of God then is now the Tanah Lot Temple.
One of the uniqueness of the owned Tanah Lot is across the street from the temple there are a number of caves in which lived a few sea snakes are coloured black and white generally can be met in the coast. Part of its stomach there is no athwart skin, there is only small skin, but this sea water snake is proved to be very noxious but, snake bite case are very seldom happened, because the sea water snake is generally very passive. These snakes are much tamed and not to be bullied for being considered a forerunner of the keeper and protect the entire area from the unseen evil forces. Then there is also the trust in the Tanah Lot Temple, there is also the source of holy water, exactly beneath the temple. Holy water is believed to bring sustenance to anyone who consumed it.
- Penataran Temple - situated in the north of the Tanah Lot temple, it is a place to pray to God and its manifestation for happyness and wellness.
- Penyawang Temple - situated in the west side of Penataran Temple, it is an alternative place to pray during high tide when people can't reach Tanah Lot temple, they can pray from here for the same purpose.
- Jero Kandang Temple - situated around 100 meters in the west side of Penyawang temple, it is built to pray for wellness of the cattles and crops.
- Enjung Galuh Temple - situated close to Jero Kandang Temple, it is built for the goddess of prosperity Dewi Sri for the people to pray for their land's fertility.
- Batu Bolong Temple - situated around 100 meters in the west side of Enjung Galuh Temple. Batu Bolong means hollow rock in Balinese. It is used to hold Melasti ceremony or purifying ceremony.
- Batu Mejan Temple - situated around 100 meters in the west side of Batu Bolong Temple, also called Beji Temple. Beji means sacred spring in Balinese. People believe that the holy water from this spring can purify anything from the bad.
- Tri Antaka Monument - this monument was built to honor 3 heroic men: I Gusti Ketut Kereg, I Wayan Kamias and I Nyoman Regug, who had battled and defended the island against the NICA (Netherlands Indies Civil Administration) armed force on June 1946 in Tanah Lot territory.
- Pakendungan Temple - situated in the west side, around 300 meters from Tanah Lot Temple. Pekendungan temple is the place where Dang Hyang Nirartha meditated once before and in this temple the holy keris was given to Bendesa Beraban Sakti.
Location: Tanah Lot Temple is located at Beraban village in Kediri district on the Tabanan regency on the south coast city of Bali Island.
Dedicated To: The main deity of the Temple is Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, the sea god or a power is worshipped there. Also, Dang Hyang Niratha is worshipped these days.
Temple Timing: The temple is open on all days of the week from 7 am to 7 pm.
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