Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tanah Lot

Sightseeing in the village of Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan District Beraban. Tanah Lot is approximately 13 km west Tabanan. There are two temples are situated on a large rock. One is located in the upper crust and the other located on a cliff similar to the Uluwatu Temple. Pura Tanah Lot temple is part of Dang Goda. Pura Tanah Lot sea temple is a place of worship the gods guard the sea.

According to legend, this temple was built by a Brahmin who wander from Java. He is a successful Nirartha Balinese people will strengthen confidence and build Sad Hinduism Goda at the 16th century. At that time the ruler of Tanah Lot, Beraben, jealous of him because his followers began to leave and follow Nirartha. Beraben Nirartha ordered to leave the Tanah Lot.

He agreed, and before leaving Tanah Lot with its power to move his stone blocks to the middle of the beach (not into the sea) and built temples there. He also change the shawl into a snake temple guards. Snake is still there today and scientifically snakes include species of sea snakes that have a characteristic flat tail like a fish, striped yellow and black color has a poison 3 times more powerful than cobra snake. End of the legend states that Beraben 'finally' a follower Nirartha.

Tanah Lot, famous as a beautiful place to watch the sunset (sunset), the tourists usually crowded in the afternoon to see the beauty of the sunset here.

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