The Legend of Tanah Lot Temple | Bali Place of Interest

Hello traveler, have you ever heard about Tanah lot temple? this temple is really famous for being a tourist destination in Bali. Many travelers from around the world come to this temple for looking how wonderful the scenery of Tanah lot temple area. Nowadays I will tell you the legend of this wonderful temple in Bali.

Tanah Lot Temple Legend

Dang Hyang Nirartha, a high priest from the Majapahit Kingdom in East Java who traveled to Bali in 1489 to spread Hinduism, arrived at the beautiful area and established a site honoring the sea God, Baruna. Here, he shared his teachings to Beraban villagers, only to face opposition from the village chief . The Chief gathered his loyal followers to dispel Nirartha. Dang Hyang Nirartha became angry, incredibly shifting a large rock he meditated upon out to sea while transforming his sashes into sea snakes to guard at its base. The rock’s original name, Tengah Lod, means ‘in the sea’. Acknowledging Nirartha’s powers, the humbled chief vowed allegiance. Before setting off, Nirartha gifted him a holy kris dagger, which is now among the sanctified heirlooms of the Kediri royal palace. Pilgrims bring these relics each Kuningan day by foot on an 11km pilgrimage to the Luhur Pakendungan temple, the priest’s former meditational site.

Well Guys that’s the legend of Tanah Lot temple in Bali, don’t miss this Temple when you are in Bali. Tanah Lot temple will be a great place for watching beautiful sunset along your holiday in Bali, and don’t forget to see the Holy snake that stay in a cave near of the Temple base. That snake is believed as the transformation of Dang Hyang Nirartha sashes.

 

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