Tanah Lot Temple is a historical and holy temple in Bali. There are two temples on a large rock. One is located above a rock and the other is located on a cliff similar to Uluwatu Temple. Tanah Lot Temple is classified as the Dang Kahyangan Temple. It is a sea temple where the gods of the sea guard. Tanah Lot is famous as a beautiful place to witness the sunset.
The history of Tanah Lot
Based on the history of Tanah Lot, told Dang Hyang Nirartha, finding 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 Village.
At that time, Bendesa Beraban Sakti led the Beraban Village. He strongly opposed the teaching of Dang Hyang Niratha in spreading the Hinduism. Cause The Bendesa Beraban Sakti adhered the monotheism.
On the rock that shapes a parrot. Dang Hyang Niratha meditated. Then Bendesa Beraban wanted to expel the presence of Dang Hyang Niratha in various ways.
Dang Hyang Nirartha moved the rock (the place of meditation) to the middle of the beach with spiritual power. The rock is named as Tanah Lot that means the rock in the middle of the ocean. Since that incident, Bendesa
Beraban Sakti acknowledged the magic of Dang Hyang Nirartha by becoming his followers to embrace Hinduism along with all the local residents.
Before going, Dang Hyang Nirartha gave a keris to Bendesa Beraban. The keris has the power to eliminate all diseases that attack plants.
The Location of Tanah Lot Temple
The address of Tanah Lot temple is on Tanah Lot Street, Beraban Village, Kediri District, Tabanan Regency. Require the distance about 13 km to the west of the city of Tabanan. From Ngurah Rai airport to Tanah Lot Temple takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.