Lempuyang Temple

23/01/2022 21:18

Holidays in Bali are the moment that many tourists have been waiting for. Starting from local tourists to foreign tourists who visit Bali to spend their vacation time and make the best vacation moments. There are many things that make Bali famous, the main one is its natural beauty and unique culture.

Many popular tourist objects in Bali show their natural beauty. A tourist attraction that makes tourists feel close to nature. Of the existing tourist attractions, when a tourist attraction that presents matters of worship is one of the places that tourists seek, accompanied by stunning natural beauty such as the Lempuyang Temple in Bali.




The Culture at Lempuyang Temple

Bali is famous for the island of a thousand temples. So do not be surprised if there are many temples that can be found in Bali. Where most of the temples hold cultural representations such as various historical stories and their uniqueness. One such temple is the Lempuyang Luhur temple. This temple is very popular among the people of Bali because it is one of the important temples. But this temple is also known by tourists.

One of the largest and oldest temples in Bali which is thought to have existed since the time of Pre-Hindu Buddhism. Lempuyang Temple is also the palace of Ida Sang Hyang Widi Wasa in his manifestation as Sang Hyang Geni Jaya or the god ISwara and occupies the east wind.

Please also note that Lempuyang Temple itself has 2 temples, namely Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple which is located in Purwayu Village, Mount Lempuyang area. Then Lempuyang Luhur Temple which is located at the top of Mount. Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple is currently busy becoming a tourist destination in the East Bali region because of the beautiful natural scenery it offers. At the same time, tourists can witness the beauty of Mount Agung.




The History of Lempuyang Luhur Temple

The name Lempuyang comes from the words "Lampu" which means light and "hyang" which means a term for God, so it means God's bright holy light, because it is located on the east side of the island of Bali which is located east of the island of Bali. According to Pura Sad Kahyangan in Bali, the eastern position is Dewa Iswara with Bajra weapons, a white symbol in the form of light to provide illumination.

The history of the existence of Lempuyang Luhur Temple as quoted in the Kutara Kanda papyrus Dewa Purana Bangsul is mentioned; that Sang Hyang Parameswara or Sang Hyang Pasupati brought a piece of Mount Mahameru from Jambhu Dwipa (India), then the peak of Mount Mahameru was divided into 3 large parts and also other small parts, the three large peaks became Mount Agung, the middle part became Mount Batur and Mount Rinjani in Lombok. Then one small part of Mount Mahameru became Mount Lempuyang.

In the lontar it is also stated that Sang Hyang Parameswara assigned his son, Sang Hyang Agni Jaya Sakti, to go to Bali with the aim of maintaining the welfare of Bali, then Sang Hyang Agni Jaya Sakti remained at Pura Luhur Lempuyang, along with other gods. So Pura Luhur Lempuyang is a place of worship for all Hindus in Bali regardless of caste, skin color or descent, as long as they are Hindus.



Lempuyang Luhur Temple, located at the top of Mount Lempuyang.

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