Tanah Lot Bali – This Is One of the honey moon destinations in Bali? I, too, with my husband and family, also travel to Tanah lot after getting married. Tanah Lot Temple is a tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia. Here are two temples located on a large rock. One is located above a rock and the other is located on a cliff similar to Uluwatu Temple. This Tanah Lot Temple is part of Dang Kahyangan temple. Pura Tanah Lot is a sea temple where the worship of the gods of the sea guard. Tanah Lot is famous as a beautiful place to see the sunset.
History of Pura Tanah Lot Bali Indonesia
Based on legend, narrated in the 15th century, Bhagawan Dang Hyang Nirartha, also known as Dang Hyang Dwijendra, carried out a mission to spread Hinduism from the island of Java to the island of Bali.
At that time the ruling on the island of Bali was King Dalem Waturenggong. He was very welcoming with the arrival of Dang Hyang Nirartha in carrying out his mission, so that the spread of Hinduism made it to remote villages on the island of Bali.
In the history of Tanah Lot, narrated Dang Hyang Nirartha, seeing the holy light from the direction of the south sea of Bali, then Dang Hyang Nirartha looked for the location of the light and arrived at a beach in the village called Beraban Tabanan village.
At that time Beraban village was led by Bendesa Beraban Sakti, who strongly opposed the teachings of Dang Hyang Nirartha in spreading Hinduism. Bendesa Beraban Sakti, following the flow of monotheism.
Dang Hyang Nirartha meditated on a rock that resembled a parrot shape which was originally on land.
In various ways Bendesa Beraban wants to expel Dang Hyang Nirartha from his meditation place.
According to the history of Tanah Lot, based on the legend of Dang Hyang Nirartha, moving the rock (the place of meditation) to the middle of the beach with spiritual power. The rock is named Tanah Lot which means batukarang located in the middle of the ocean.
Since that incident Bendesa Beraban Sakti acknowledged the power possessed by Dang Hyang Nirartha by becoming his followers to embrace the Hindu religion along with all the locals.
Narrated in the history of Tanah Lot, before leaving Beraban village, Dang Hyang Nirartha gave a keris to Bendesa Beraban. Keris has the power to remove any diseases that attack the plant.
Keris is stored in Puri Kediri and made a religious ceremony at Pura Tanah Lot every six months. Since this routine has been done by the villagers of Beraban, the welfare of the population has greatly increased with abundant agricultural crops and they live in mutual respect.
According to the Tanah Lot Bali legend, this temple was built by a brahmin who wandered from Java, namely Nirartha Danghyang who managed to strengthen the Balinese people’s belief in Hindu teachings and build Sad Kahyangan in the 16th century. At that time, the ruler of Tanah Lot named Bendesa Beraben felt jealous of him because his followers began to go to follow Danghyang Nirartha. Bendesa Beraben then ordered Danghyang Nirartha to leave Tanah Lot. Danghyang Nirartha agreed, but before he with his power moved the Bongkahan Batu to the center of the beach (not to the sea) and built the temple there. He also changed his shawl into a snake guardian of the temple. This snake is still there today and scientifically this snake is a type of sea snake that has the characteristics of flat-tailed fish like, black color yellow and has toxic 3 times stronger than cobra. Finally it was mentioned that Bendesa Beraben became a follower of Danghyang Nirartha.