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The Magical and Exotic of Uluwatu Temple Bali

Visa4bali-Uluwatu Temple . The existence of the temple on a cliff with a sunset and Indian Ocean background is certainly a spectacular sight that is always targeted by tourists.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu or Uluwatu Temple is a temple located in the Pecatu Traditional Village area, South Kuta District, Badung Regency.

The temple, which is located at the southwest tip of the island of Bali, on a steep and high rock platform jutting into the sea, is the Sad Kayangan Temple which is believed by Hindus to be a buffer from the 9 winds.

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History of Uluwatu Temple

In the Lontar Padma Bhuwana it is also mentioned about the establishment of Pura Luhur Uluwatu as Pura Padma Bhuwana by Mpu Kuturan in the 11th century.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu was founded based on the conception of Sad Winayaka and Padma Bhuwana.

As a temple that was founded with the Sad Winayaka conception, Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of the Sad Kahyangan temples to preserve Sad Kertih (Atma Kerti, Samudra Kerti, Danu Kerti, Wana Kerti, Jagat Kerti and Jana Kerti).

Danu Kerti, Wana Kerti, Jagat Kerti and Jana Kerti). Meanwhile, as a temple that was founded based on the Padma Bhuwana Conception, Pura Luhur Uluwatu was established as an aspect of God that controls the southwest direction. The worship of Lord Shiva Rudra is the worship of God in energizing his creation.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu is classified as Pura Kahyangan Jagat. Because Pura Sad Kahyangan and Pura Padma Bhuwana are classified as Pura Kahyangan Jagat. At Uluwatu Temple, Batara Rudra is worshiped at Meru Tumpang Tiga.

On the right side of Jaba Pura Luhur Uluwatu there is Pura Dalem Jurit as the development of Pura Luhur Uluwatu at the time of the arrival of Dang Hyang Dwijendra in the 16th century AD.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu also has several Prasanak or Jajar Kemiri temples. The Prasanak temples include Parerepan Temple in Pecatu Village, Dalem Kulat Temple, Karang Boma Temple, Dalem Selonding Temple, Pangeleburan Temple, Batu Metandal Temple and Goa Tengah Temple. All of these Prasanak temples are located around the Uluwatu Temple area in Pecatu Village. Generally, Pura Kahyangan Jagat has a Prasanak Temple.

Uluwatu Temple Attraction

  1. Sacred temple

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Because initially this temple was used as a place of worship for the Kuturan masters. This Kuturan master is the one who brings down the teachings of the traditional village with all its rules. After that, came Dang Hyang Niratha, he was a priest. This temple was later used as a place of worship for the holy priest. This is why this temple is so purified and sacred with all its rituals.

2. Exotic Temple

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The exotic nature that offers a wide expanse of the Indian Ocean. You will be presented with soothing waves under the cliffs.

3. Fantastic Sunset Spot

Its location on a cliff is what makes your twilight atmosphere so memorable. You will see a panoramic sunset without any obstacles.

4. Fun surf spot

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The waves from the Indian Ocean are strong and high, making this beach a target for surfers. Because the waves at Uluwatu Beach are famous for being ideal as a surfing location in addition to offering the stunning natural beauty of Bali.

5. Charming Kecak dance performance

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This is what is typical at Uluwatu Temple, here you will be presented with a Kecak dance performance with the colossal theme of Rama Sita. This Kecak dance is set against the backdrop of dusk and sunset.

Not only that, here the audience is also very close to the dancers, making the sacred atmosphere even more pronounced.

Uluwatu Temple Facilities

There are many facilities available at Uluwatu Temple that you can use. As there are stalls to restaurants and cafes when you feel hungry and forget to bring food supplies. Around the temple, there are also many lodgings that are offered.

Your vacation will be fun at Uluwatu Temple which is no less beautiful than other beaches in Bali.

Oh yes, when you enjoy the beauty of the temple here, it’s good to be careful with wild monkeys around the temple. Because they are a little naughty, but calm usually there will be some kind of handler around the Uluwatu temple.

It’s not fun to take a vacation while listening to a little history of the Uluwatu temple. Enjoy the sunset at the Uluwatu Temple, Gusy.

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