Goa Lawah Temple : Unique Temple With Thousand Bats


Pura Goa Lawah Klungkung is known as one of the six important temples in Bali. The other five are Pura Lempuyang, Pura Uluwatu, Pura Andakasa, Pura Batukaru, and Pura Seleyukti. The name of this temple comes from the words Goa and Lawah, which in Bahasa Lawah means Bat. So the temple is located in the Village Pesinggahan, Dawan District, Klungkung regency is a temple in which there are caves inhabited by thousands of bats.

Goa Lawah Temple is reputedly founded in 1007 by a great sage from Java, named Empu Kuturan, who went to Bali at the request of King Udayana and his wife. Another great priest from Java, named Resi Markandya, built a small Shiva temple in front of Goa Lawah Temple to guard the entrance into the cave.

The hollows of Goa Lawah Temple became a secure dwelling for thousands of bats sleeping quietly hanging on the cave walls, without being disturbed at all with the presence of humans. When approaching Goa Lawah Temple, visitors can already smell the typical smell of bat droppings that fall around the temple location.

Goa Lawah Temple is used to worship the god Maheswara, who is believed to live in one part of the island. Various ritual ceremonies are held in this temple every day, although most relate to the ritual of death, and Pura Goa Lawah is one of the nine special Sad Kahyangan temples.
Pura Goa Lawah ini konon didirikan pada tahun 1007 oleh seorang bijak yang agung dari Jawa, bernama Empu Kuturan, yang pergi ke Bali atas permintaan Raja Udayana dan isterinya. Seorang pendeta agung lainnya dari Jawa, yang bernama Resi Markandya, membangun pura Syiwa kecil di depan Pura Goa Lawah untuk menjaga pintu masuk ke dalam gua. . Relung-relung Pura Goa Lawah menjadi hunian aman bagi ribuan kelelawar yang tidur dengan tenang menggantung pada dinding gua, tanpa merasa terganggu sedikitpun dengan kehadiran manusia. Ketika mendekati Pura Goa Lawah, pengunjung sudah bisa mencium aroma khas kotoran kelelawar yang jatuh di sekitar lokasi pura. . Pura Goa Lawah dipergunakan untuk memuja Dewa Maheswara, yang dipercayai tinggal di salah satu bagian pulau ini. Berbagai upacara ritual diselenggarakan di dalam pura ini setiap harinya, meskipun sebagian besar berhubungan dengan ritual kematian, dan Pura Goa Lawah ini merupakan salah satu dari sembilan Candi Sad Kahyangan yang istimewa. . sumber : www.thearoengbinangproject.com indonesia360.net 06092017.9.4 . #indonesia360net #wowfakta #sejarah #budaya #wisatakeren #indah #indonesiakeren #travel #wisata #wisata #unik #akulturasibudaya #toleransi #cintatanahair #pesonaindonesia #kabarindonesia #faktaunik #beritaterkini #trendingtopic #Gereja #vihara #pura #masjid
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