The Stunning Sunset View At Uluwatu Temple Bali

Uluwatu Temple Bali is one of the Balinese Hindu Temple set up on the cliff in the southern part of Bali. Uluwatu Temple one of the most visited Bali Tourist Attractions in Bali offers you an amazing sunset view. Uluwatu Temple is a favorite interest place in Bali most visited by local and foreign tourists.

Uluwatu Temple Bali

All You Need To Know About Uluwatu Temple Bali

Uluwatu Temple is one of the Bali Tourist Attractions located at Pecatu Village, south of Bali. Uluwatu Temple the most popular tourist destination in Bali offers you a beautiful panoramic sunset view and Kecak Dance Performance.

Uluwatu Temple is a Hindu temple set on the cliff bank in the south part of the Bali Peninsula. It is one of Sad Kahyangan Temple in Bali (six big groups of Bali Temples), located in Pecatu Village, Sub district of South Kuta, and Badung Regency or about 25 Km southerly part of Denpasar town. It is situated on the coral reef sordid to sea about 80 meters above sea level.

It is featured by a small dry forest which is mostly called Alas Kekeran (interdict forest) which belongs to the temple and is dwelt by a lot of monkeys and other animals. The name of Uluwatu came from the word Ulu meaning the head and Watu meaning stone. Therefore Uluwatu Temple means the temple built on tip of a coral reef.

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Uluwatu Temple History

On the right and left of the temple building or Pelinggih Ida Bagus Ratu Jurit located in the complex of Uluwatu Temple, two stone managers look like a boat. When both of them are united, hence it looks similar to the sarcophagus, the famous stone from the megalithic era culture.

There is archaeology omission coming from 16 centuries in the form of an arch or winged entrance gate. The Winged entrance gate is one of the scarce archaeology omissions. The Winged entrance gate that is existing in Uluwatu Temple (a period of its making) can be compared with the same one located in the mosque complex in Sendangduwur Village, Lamongan, East Java. The period of its making is relevant with the year Candrasengkala found in this inscription. Candrasengkala founded in the mosque is written by the wording Gunaning Salira Tirta Hayu meaning year 1483 Saka or 1561 Masehi.

If the sarcophagus that exists in the Dalem Jurit complex area represents the artifact, hence Uluwatu Temple represents the place sanctified since the era of megalithic culture (About 500 S.M). In papyrus of Usana Bali mentioned that Mpu Kuturan (The Hindu Priest who spread out Hinduism in Bali) had built a lot of temples on this island one of them Uluwatu Temple. In the papyrus of Dwijendra Tatwa has been elaborated that Mpu Kuturan had visited this temple twice those are:

  • The first visit is when he conducts the Tirtha Yatra (the journey to visit the holy places). His heart had jolted and heard a soul whisper that place good for worshiping God when arrive in Uluwatu. At that time, he chose this place as a place for Ngeluwur (re of soul /dead leave without the body to return to the origin/moksa). According to the consideration then he set his mind to build the Parhayangan or extend the building of the Uluwatu Temple which there have previously.
    When Mpu Kuturan extend the building of Uluwatu Temple, he build the hostel as a residence, and then the ex- the hostel building is used by the local people as a shrine named the Gong Hill Temple (Pura Bukit Gong). The building of Parhyangan in Uluwatu Temple is done by Mpu Kuturan in the early 16 century after he lifted to become the Purohita (priest of king adviser) from the king of Dalem Waturenggong commander in the year 1460-1552.
  • Mpu Kuturan on his second visit has reached the nature Moksa. on Tuesday of Kliwon Medangsya (Balinese Calendar), it was witnessed by a fisherman, name Ki Pasek Nambangan, he looked at the flash with a very bright light step into the space called Ngeluwur.

Implicit at papyrus Padma Bhuwana that Uluwatu Temple draws in the direction that is located in Southwest functioning to worship the Rudra God, one of the god in nine gods (Dewata Nawa Sanga). Rudra God is the Deity Siwa as Pemralina or returns to provenance.

This papyrus also mentions that Uluwatu Temple is the Kahyangan World worshiped by the entire Hindu people. Since this area is open to the public, it is visited by many people from all over the world because it has a beautiful panorama with spectacular sunset and a stunning view of the Indian Ocean and deep the cliff bank. It is perfect to visit Bali.

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Uluwatu Temple Sunset View

Related Bali Tour Packages To Visit Uluwatu Temple Bali

As one of the busiest tourist destinations in Bali, most Bali Tour Company includes Uluwatu on their Bali Full Day Tour Packages and Bali Half Day Tour Itinerary, such as:

Uluwatu Temple Bali is one of the best places to enjoy the Kecak Dance Performance and wonderful sunset view.