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Tanah Lot Temple in Bali

Posted July 15, 2014 By balisurfadvisor@gmail.com

Tanah Lot Temple Tanah Lot is consisted of two words that are Tanah (word interpreted as a reef looking like gilio isle). Lot (meaning the sea). Tanah Lot is a small island floating on the sea. The function of this temple can be realized from the function of the main temple building which is located in the temple main area. In this place, there is a main temple to worship the god in form of Dewa Baruna or God of the seas. The media of worship to this God is the temple building with 5 storied meanwhile the 3 storied temple building in north part of this area is purposing to worship to Dang Hyang Nirartha. Tanah Lot as one of Dang Khayangan (the big holy temples in Bali). Because the history and the people taking care of the temple  are from the local people from Tabanan Regency and surrounding area. Tanah Lot Temple is one of sea temple in Bali. its function as sanctum to worship the Bhatara Segara ( the god with manifestation as the ocean Power Deity).

Tanah Lot SunsetAs a favourite tourism destinations in Bali Tanah Lot owns a magnificient view in particular at the sunset time where the sun slows down to the earth stomach. and some other temple that you may seen in tanah lot temple such as Batu Bolong Temple, Batu Mejan Temple, and Enjung Galuh Temple.

Bali Hindu TempleTanah Lot Temple is located coastal side of Beraban countryside, Kediri Sub ditrict and Tabanan Regency. Situated in 30 Km in west side of Denpasar town and about 11 Km in south side of Tabanan town. The temple is built on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a view minutes by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. This temple is really famous among tourist destination in Bali with spectacular view of sunset.

           

Bali Ceremony

Posted June 11, 2014 By balisurfadvisor@gmail.com

20140611_091341  when we have big ceremony in one temple of Bali, We use to make “Gebogan”. Gebogan is a composition with fruit, cake, roasted chicken flower and coconut leaves.
     Hindu adherents (Balinese Community) do not miss to include visualization of upward looking roasted chicken within zest to glorify visualization of the Gebogan as one ritual implements of religious traits in this Island of Gods. Growing up to three meters, it would not quite easy to instal gebogan, especially for those people not yet acquainted with the job. Skill and experience would be a needy prerequisite for such workers, Who could not even neglect the importance played by the role of aeshetic character. Such deployment of personal capabilities has been a prerequisite in realizing a complex process of making a gebogan implement.

  Such complexity of work of producing gebogan could clarify why the job deployment needs female fingers in general to express not merely spiritual quality in the work but also to herald its ethics, aesthetics, grounded philosophy, as it has been represented Desa Adat traditional village in Bali, includes the vilage supporters. Village having affluent crop of fruits or flowers would have dominant show of fruits or flowers of all sorts, etc.

           

Tanah Lot Bali

Posted June 9, 2014 By balisurfadvisor@gmail.com

Tanah LotHave you hear Tanah Lot Temple, it is located in Tabanan regency. Western part of Bali. Take about 1 hour from Kuta (depend on Traffic). Sunset time is the best time to go there. The view is very spectacular as result of great location combined with cultural and religious richness. The temple is situated on the rock on the beach. When high tide the temple look like it’s floating on the ocean.
Do not forget to bring your camera as I mentioned above, The view is great. If you plan to visit during day time there you still get the same value except sunset. Good access road and the place is also comfortable for children and senior citizen.
During the sunset, if you guys like to having dinner in there while watching sunset there’s really good view restaurant by the cliff, beach front. and there is a Balinese dance as well starting around 06.00 a clock in the afternoon. Will be really crowded during the sunset time in there, because The tourist will start to come to watch sunset in there.

           

Bali Pulina In tegalalang

Posted June 7, 2014 By balisurfadvisor@gmail.com

If you want to see how Luwak Coffee was made, After Tegalalang rice terrace there is a agroculture tourism call Bali Pulina. Don’t have to worried even on raining day, because they provide umbrella as well, no entrance fee, A friendly guide will greeting you, then took you around and explain the types of plants that they cultivated onsite which included : Turmeric, cloves, cocoa plants, and among others. They will explain you as well the process of selecting the arrabica beans that had been passed out by the civet cats and the way they dried it and sived it to be packed. All the guides spoke good english and it was easy to interact and to ask them questions.

Once you done with that then continue to coffee tasting area which overlooked the terraced rice fields. This was most awesome sight. They had solid table wood, and benches all laid out for guest to sample the teas and coffees that were sold there. will lay out 8 small cup of teas and coffees. If you like to try the luwak coffee there is a charge of 50.000 rupiah which is reasonable. All the different varieties off coffee were special. And how about free corn chips to go with coffee!. How it sound?.

This is indeed a great educational place to visit if you happen to be in Tegalalang to view the terraced rice fields. They will not harassed you to buy his product and you are free to linger as long as you want to soak up the experience. Do not forget to to pack some mosquito repellant as the area is filled with trees and bushes.

           

Bali Ceremony

Posted May 30, 2014 By balisurfadvisor@gmail.com

Ceremony Offerings   Bali is well-known as a hub for Hindu religion, culture and teachings. yet here in this remote   Brahman hamlet, in the shadow of Mount Agung, the island’s holiest Mountain. Budhakeling is home to devout Buddhists. Surrounded by verdant paddy fields, the people live in peaceful harmony. Their high priests are  sought after across the island, and are afforded the privilage of sitting with the Siwa (shivaite) priests to officiate at importants ceremonies.

Their ritual are complex, their paraphernalia impressive, their noble  work esteemed. Budhism and Shiva-Hinduism are a duality. They co-exist in harmony – two sides of the same coin. In Budhakeling, even the offerings are different from balinese culture. It is a village of peace, where it seems never a harsh word spoken.

Balinese Hinduism is quite unique, incorporating elements of animism, ancestor worship, Buddhism and Hinduism, with roots that date back over 4000 years.

Indian trading ships brought the first hindu and Buddhist priests to Java ( and then to Bali) around 500 AD. Kingdom were established, as were centres of learning; and as Islam gained prevalance in Java, the Hindu nobles courtriest and artists retread to Bali, Gradually merging with the animist, ancestor worshippers, known as the Bali Aga, the original people of Bali

By a long and untold route, Brahmans gravitated to this holy spot and today the Budhakeling is populated with rice farmers, silver and goldsmiths and the Buddhist priest. It is the only Brahma Buddha village in Bali.

this Odalan Temple ceremony is in the Pura Dalem Budhakeling, quite unlike a ceremony anywhere else.

           

Bali Temple in 11Th Century

Posted May 29, 2014 By balisurfadvisor@gmail.com

Rice terraced

Mount Batukaru is found within the Batukaru Sanctuary and from its summit you can admire the beuty of the terraced rice paddies glowing in the sunset and ancient Pura Luhur Batukaru. Mpu Kuturan, a priest from Java built the temple in the 11th century. Some say that Mpu Kuturan built the temple to motivate people to find balance between nature, the earth and the soul. The site been used as a place for meditation.

Batukaru Temple

Rice Paddy terrraceCeremony

           

Balinese Traditional Dances

Posted May 25, 2014 By balisurfadvisor@gmail.com

 

Rejang Dances

Possibly the most dance in Bali is the Legong dance.This classic Balinese dance, has become the foundation for the basic routines of many Balinese dance. The original Legong danced is by two teenage girl who have not yet reached maturity and was developed in the palaces in Bali during the 19th century. The story goes that a prince of Sukawati had a dream where he is dying of some sickness. In his dream, he sees 2 girl dancing gracefully with their young and flexible bodies, all accompanied by the harmonic sounds of Gamelan. When the prince regains his health, he reenacts his dream in a dance repertoire. Read the remainder of this entry »