Does it ever cross your mind to take part in one of the Balinese society rituals during your holiday in this Island of the Gods? If so, feel free to join the ritual of purifying yourself at Tirta Empul Temple, Tampaksiring. The splash of water flowing from chunks of rock-filled the petrified natural pool is its main attraction. Located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, this sacred spring complex has cool and reassuring air. Here, you can contemplate and wash yourself.
Melukat at the Tirta Empul Temple
Visiting this temple would be a great time to cleanse your emotional body. Located on Jalan Tirta, Manukaya Village, Tampaksiring Sub-district, Gianyar Regency, you just have to drive from Ngurah Rai Airport for about 1,5 hours. Becoming one of the famous tourist objects in Gianyar regency, here, you can embrace that there is something both sacred and powerful about the energy surrounding you.
Arriving at the temple, you will be welcomed by the cool surrounding scenery because the temple area is surrounded by lush trees. The cool air can overcome your fatigue after a long trip. Take a little break, then prepare to carry out the tradition of melukat or self-purification.
Tirta Empul Temple is divided into three main parts. Namely Jaba Pura, Jaba Tengah, and Jeroan. The process of melukat is usually conducted in Jaba Tengah. 30 natural showers situated here that are believed as holy water.
Each natural shower in Tirta Empul Temple has its own name. Some of them are classified as Cleansing Showers, Curse Destroying Showers and Severe Disease Healing Shower. Choose and adjust the shower that suit your intention before doing the purification. Be remember to obey the temple rules, besides, you must use sarong tied around your waist. Before performing melukat in the natural shower, here are some steps to do. First, place canang sari in the shower in front of you, after that, say your prayers and requests before putting your head under the shower and last, wash over your head three times.
The cool fresh water coming out of the shower can get rid of your fatigue. Not only tired, toothache to rheumatism and gout can be treated with this water. The key is to be sure that this water can cure your pain. If you want to meet with your potential soul mate in a quick way, praying and performing melukat in Tirta Empul is also believed to make it come true.
After melukat, walking around the temple is highly recommended. Overlook at the beautiful carvings typical of Ubud artists that fills the entire building. The red and golden yellow color of the carvings will certainly add graceful impression. Really soothing your eyes. This can be an interesting photo spot for capturing your moment in this majestic temple as well.