Tanah Lot Temple Bali is an amazing Hindu temple because this temple stands majestically on a rock. Because it is unique with the temple building being a little into the sea, this place is always crowded with tourists. Usually this tourist spot is always crowded in the afternoon because Tanah Lot Temple has extraordinary beauty. Where, you can witness the extraordinary beauty that is present at sunset. With golden rays, combined with the sea waves and the uniqueness of the Tanah Lot Temple that stands firmly on the rock. Making Tanah Lot Temple Bali become the best place to see the sunset on Bali.
History and functions of Tanah Lot Temple
The Tanah Lot Temple Bali is a Hindu holy place. Built in Saka year 1411 or 1489 AD by a Hindu priest named Dang Hyang Nirartha. located in Beraban Village, Kediri District, Tabanan Regency, Bali. About 30 kilometers from the city of Denpasar, precisely on the south coast of the island of Bali.
Tanah Lot Temple Bali is located on a rock, which slightly enters the sea facing the Indian Ocean. Tanah Lot Temple was built to worship God in His manifestation as the God of the Sea or Dewa Baruna. As the God of salvation and world welfare and the balance between sea and earth.
Who is Dang Hyang Nirartha?
Dang Hyang Nirartha is a Hindu holy priest who came from Java to spread Hinduism in Bali. He is a holy figure who has made many temples large and small in Bali. Among of them : Rambut Siwi Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, Silayukti Temple, Goa Lawah Temple and Uluwatu Temple and many other small temples.
Here we only review a little about Tanah Lot Temple. Where in the journey, Dang Hyang Nirartha arrived and stopped at a beach. There are rocks and springs. The rock is called Gili Beo, "Gili" means small island and "Beo" means bird. So Gili Beo means a small island that resembles a bird.
At night before he rests. He took time to teach religion and morals to the people who came to him. However, Dang Hyang Nirartha's presence was not liked by the Village Leaders in the Beraban Region. Because the teachings are not appropriate and not in line with the teachings of Dang Hyang Nirartha. Therefore, he invited his followers to drive Dang Hyang Nirartha from the area.
Dang Hyang Nirartha tried to protect himself with his supernatural powers. He moved Gili Beo slightly to the sea and he created a snake from a shawl that he used to guard Gili Beo to keep it safe from evil attacks. Then after the incident Gili Beo changed its name to Tanah Lot (Land on the sea)
The Best Way to Reach to Tanah Lot Temple Bali
Well, hopefully the information above can add insight into the places you will visit in Bali. And for visit the Tanah Lot Temple Bali easier and comfortably. You can take our Tanah Lot tour package or Bedugul Ulun Danu Beratan Temple Tour from us. With the main purpose of our tour being to enjoy the sunset at the Tanah Lot temple. For more details, please get information about the places will be visit in our Tanah Lot Sunset Tour package.