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Pura Batu Bolong, a unique temple in heaven

Pura Batu Bolong, Hindu temple in Bali
A hole of the Batu Bolong temple. Image: nanyabali.com

Bali has many nicknames such as Bali called "The Last Paradise", "Bali Island of the Gods"; Bali is also dubbed as the Island of Thousand Temples (Pura). 

Pura Besakih is known as the largest temple in Bali, perhaps one of the biggest Hindu temples in the world. If you go to Bali, make sure you visit Besakih and a unique temple, the Pura Batu Bolong. This unique temple can be found on the beach Segara Batu Bolong, in the traditional village of Canggu, North Kuta district, Badung. Batu Bolong temple is facing the sea south of the island of Bali. Distance from Denpasar to the location of the temple about 7 km. From the location of the temple pamedek can witness the beautiful scenery along the coastline in the area of ​​Kuta and the Bukit.


 Pura Batu Bolong was established as a place of worship of the Ida Batara Segara and is one of the Jagat Temple of Heaven in Bali. Hindu community in Bali always come to this temple every day to perform prayers invoke blessings of Ida Batara Segara be given salvation and harmonious. Additionally Batu Bolong temple is a sacred objects belonging purification pretending in Bali (pralingga or pratima Ida Lord and all equipment). Ritual Melasti ceremony, Pekelem, Purnama Kapat and Piodalan always held in this temple.
 
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Pura Batu Bolong is located approximately 50 meters from the beach Canggu with the position facing towards the south of the island and is located in an area of ​​approximately 50 acres, as well as pretending to heaven universe in Bali, this temple also has a Tri Mandala is the ultimate Mandala (offal), the main madianing (central courtyard) and nistaning Mandala (jaba side).

The Legend and History

The early history of the development of Pura Batu Bolong is not known with certainty, the various versions and a story contained in the papyrus is in Bali.

According to Empu Kuturan and Papyrus Lokakranti This temple was built in the XIV century, when the professor Kuturan participate with King Udayana meeting in Samuan Tiga, Bedulu, and Gianyar. In the course of following the king's master Kuturan find rocks in south Linggasana (Tabanan) in which he saw an old man with a solemn penance. Then the professor Kuturan reprimand. However, the hermit was not budging from his meditation. After waking pass hermit talks with professor Kuturan, the results of the talks finally agreed to place both named Parang Bolong.

Meanwhile, according to Lontar Wawu Ida Rauh, a collection I Gede Holy Temple Stakeholder Puseh, Banjar Canggu Pipitan associated with Lontar Dwijendra Tatwa, stated that the Pura Batu Bolong was established in 1489 AD, the XV century. It deals with the journey of Ida Danghyang Dwijendra Nirartha aka Ida Rauh Wawu down to Bali.

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A spectacular sunset in Batu BolongImage: flickr.com
Literally Batu Bolong name consists of two words, namely "rock" means Watu and the word "hole" means a hole. So Batu Bolong means stone with a hole. Meaning of Batu Bolong freely: Starting from the village Nyitdah, Ida Dang Hyang Dwijendra cross the ocean, he came down in the village of Canggu, happened to be looking to "nyuwun padha' (podgala), unfinished conversation, the candidate diksita sisya dharma suffering chills, that's where Ida Dang Hyang Dwijendra mayoga making seven wells in the ocean and mencuatlah holy water (Tirta Empul) to cleanse it, and as a means of treatment diksita podgala candidate was thus recovered.

The seven wells which he was raised thanks to yoga, four in the ocean in front of the temple Batu Bolong now, one in a sea village called Tibu Memedi Pererenan, one piece at the beach Petitenget Kerobokan and one more in the Bukit Pecatu on location Pura asp Umbrella now.

To honor the emergence of the four wells Tirta Empul in Canggu beach, he built a temple called Pura Batu Bolong. Construction of the temple is estimated in the XV century in 1489 in a simple form, as a place of worship and Ida Dang Hyang Dwijendra and Mpu Kuturan.

Pura Batu Bolong including the celestial universe who specializes as Pangulun Danu / Swi Ulun with the onset Tirta Empul  which is also an Ida Batara Pasucian in Batur. Pura Batu Bolong at Canggu beach is a sacred place to worship Dang Hyang Dwijendra Ida (Ida Wawu Rauh) and Mpu Kuturan.

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A romantic villa in Canggu. Image: thevillaguide.com
Communities around the temple livelihood as farmers and fishermen, it can be seen from the existing fields on the way to the temple, while the position of the temple will be seen east of the fishing boats.  

Pura Batu Bolong is well maintained, clean and beautiful. For there is a parking area adjacent to the temple building. Because the location of the temple is located shore of Canggu, for tourists visiting this temple can also see the wonderful scenery stunning Canggu beach. You can enjoy a spectacular sunset in Canggu.

Now in the Canggu area attract a lot of attentions of foreign tourists because of the beauty of the Pura Batu Bolong. You can also find wonderful hotels and villas in Canggu area. Villa in this area provides a tranquil atmosphere of Bali, making it perfect for solitude, reflection, so that you can let go of stress, and of course for the honeymoon. Here there are villas with private pools, so you and your wife would not be comfortable. Imagine the romantic atmosphere will be realized with tenderness. What a wonderful life.


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