Visit To Tanah Lot Temple – Temple of the sea

Visit Tanah Lot BaliTour Travel Tanah Lot BaliTanah Lot Temple in Tabanan, Bali seems to always be a favorite traveling destination for tourists. Do not ever enjoy the beautiful scenery of Tanah Lot Temple, you also have to know about the history and myths surrounding Tanah Lot Temple.

Tanah Lot temple is a tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia. Here are two temples located on a boulder. One is located on a stone boulder and the other is located on a cliff similar to Pura Uluwatu. This Tanah Lot Temple is part of Dang Kahyangan temple. Pura Tanah Lot is a sea temple where the worship of the gods of the sea guard. Tanah Lot is famous as a beautiful place to see the sunset.

Tanah Lot means “Land [in the] Sea” in the Balinese language.Located in Tabanan, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Denpasar, the temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.

To reach the temple, visitors must walk through a set of Balinese market-format souvenir shops which cover each side of the path down to the sea. On the mainland clifftops, restaurants have also been provided for tourists.

HISTORY OF TANAH LOT 

Tanah Lot means “Land [in the] Sea” in the Balinese language. Located in Tabanan, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Denpasar, the temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.

Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 16th-century Dang Hyang Nirartha. During his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island’s beautiful setting and decided to rest there. Some fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock, for he felt it to be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods. The main deity of the temple is Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, who is the sea god or sea power and these days, Nirartha is also worshipped here.

The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples was established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. In addition to Balinese mythology, the temple was significantly influenced by Hinduism.

At the base of the rocky island, venomous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. The temple is purportedly protected by a giant snake, which was created from Nirartha’s selendang (a type of sash) when he established the island.

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