Tirta Empul Temple Bali Indonesia

Tirta Empul Temple or Pura Tirta Empul is one of the important Hindu temples located in the middle of Bali Island in Indonesia. Tirtha Empul Temple was constructed during the rules of Candra Bayangsingha King of Warmadewa dynasty in 926 AD. The temple is a popular sacred destination where Hindu Bali people visit for purification ritual. According to a popular Balinese legend, the sacred water spring in the temple was created Lord Indra and the waters have curative properties. This famous holy spring water temple is located about 36 km from Denpasar city in Tampaksiring Village in Gianyar Regency.

Picture of Tirta Empul Temple in Bali Indonesia

The Tirta Empul Temple complex features the exquisite traditional twin shrines and Balinese split gate. Devotees can find the shrines of Hindu Trinities Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, and also Lord Indra and Mt Batur. There are three main courtyards in Pura Tirta Empul Temple. The Jeroan (inner yard) is regarded as the holiest part, where the prayers take place. The Outer Yard is known as Jaba Sisi and the middle yard is called Jaba Tengah. Devotees usually make an offering at the temple and then get in to the long rectangular pool carved of stone to bath in the holy water and pray.


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