Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple or Pura Uluwatu is located in the village of Pecatu, Kuta district, Badung.

Gates located at the southwestern tip of the island of Bali on the bridge and the steep rocks jutting into the sea high and this is believed Kayangan Sad temple by Hindus as a buffer from the wind 9. This temple was originally used as a place to worship a holy priest from the 11th century named professor Kuturan. He spreads the teachings of Indigenous Village with all the rules. This temple is also used to worship the holy priest that followed, namely Dang Hyang Nirartha, who came to Bali at the end of 1550 and end the trip with the so-called sacred Moksah or Ngeluhur at this place. They formed the origin of the name Pura Luhur Uluwatu.

Pura Uluwatu is located at an altitude of 97 meters above sea level. In front of the temple there is a small forest called Kekeran pedestal, serves as a buffer sanctity of the temple.

Pura Uluwatu temple has some pesanakan, the temple is closely related to the main temple. Pesanakan temple consist of Pura Bajurit, Pererepan Pura, Pura Kulat, Pura Dalem Selonding and Pura Dalem Pangleburan. Each temple has a close relation with the Pura Uluwatu, especially in the days of his piodalan. Piodalan at Pura Uluwatu, Pura Bajurit, Pura Pererepan and Pura Kajut fell on Tuesday POND Wuku Medangsia every 210 days. Manifestation of God who was worshiped in the Pura Uluwatu is the god Rudra.

Uluwatu temple is also known for directly below is the beach Pecatu often used as a place for surfing, even international events are often held here. The famous surf beach is very suitable to be a place to surf in addition to the natural beauty of Bali is indeed very beautiful.