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The Sacred And Famous Tanah Lot Temple

One of the best places in Bali to see, the Tanah Lot temple in Bali is known for its mystical self and called the baby of the seas. Located on the beautiful fringes of Beraban, Tabanan Regency in Kediri and around thirty kilometers from Denpasar, one must visit the Tanah Lot temple in Bali. One of the hotspots for tourists from all across the globe, the temple offers the human eye a treat of the wonderful sunsets, every evening. Don’t forget to check the coral life which exists in abundance on the shores. You can also see black and white snakes around the coral reef, which local folklore states to be protectors of the temple from all evil influences.

The Tanah Lot temple in Bali is used as the main service area for devotees to offer prayers and to meditate as well. The main deity worshipped here would be Dewa Baruna also known as Bhatara Segara, the forces of the sea. One should avail the chance of looking around the Tanah Lot temple in Bali and learning more about its history, nothing beats the learning routine, when one checks the Tanah Lot temple in Bali in person than read about it online or even hear all about it from someone else.

Folklore if believed, one can see a mysterious animal that moves around the fringes of the Tanah Lot temple in Bali. The mysterious animal, rather a reptile is also seen on the coasts of the city temple. They say it has no skin around its stomach, and although the snake is known to be obnoxious in its behavior, snake bites have not been reported and hence no deaths reported as well, since it is a water snake and the behavior of water snakes is of a passive nature, and not aggressive.

Once again, the Tanah Lot temple in Bali beckons to offer the weary eyes tourists a wonderful view of the sunset every evening. High priests and devotees say that every evening the sun goes into the belly of the earth, only to be back next morning. It is a pleasure to be at the Tanah Lot temple in Bali while the sunset happens every evening, lets just say it is beauty personified and mysterious as well at Tanah Lot.

Not just anyone can get into the temple. Tourists are only allowed to see from under the temple. Only certain Balinese people about to perform the ritual prayer or religious activities are allowed entry into the temple.
According to a source, this place is a travel story of a priest named Dang Hyang Nirartha originating from East Java who went eastward to spread the teachings of Hinduism. Until one day, Dang Hyang Nirartha arrived at a beach with a small island in the middle of the sea with parangan soil and rocks hard at the bottom.

The preacher made this his resting place and soon after came a few fishermen who brought the god to the priest. Later in the same place, Dang Hyang Nirartha spread the teachings of Hinduism and suggested the surrounding community to build a shrine on the island where he was staying. Then, when the priest died, the community built the shrine on the island by the name Luhur Pura Tanah Lot, which means the land in the Middle Sea.

The next time you are in Bali, do have your share of partying and fun, but don’t forget to visit the mysterious Tanah Lot temple in Bali, you sure wouldn’t come back disappointed.



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