Uluwatu Temple or Luhur Uluwatu Temple has the status as The Sad Kahyangan Jagat Temple or the buffer of wind direction in Bali Island. The location of the temple is located on a cliff with a height of about 97 meters above sea level. Because of the location of the temple on the rock cliff. This temple is named Uluwatu (in Sanskrit) which means the top of the rock.
The location of the Luhur Uluwatu Temple building, making tourists who come to visit, not only enjoy the sacred and religious atmosphere, but also the beautiful and unique scenery.
In contrast to the scenery in the Tanah Lot temple, the tourists who travel to Uluwatu Temple will witness the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean and the waves which hit the foot of the cliff. In addition, tourists can also enjoy the beautiful sunset without any obstacles that block the sunset view.
Travelers who do not bring food or drinks, do not need to worry. In this vacation spot, there are many stalls that sell food and drinks. In addition, tourists also easily find many restaurants that serve a variety of food or beverage menus with varying prices.
The History of Uluwatu Temple
It was told by a Reverend from the Kingdom of Daha (Kediri) in East Java who names Dang Hyang Nirartha, came to Bali in 1546 AD during the reign of Dalem Waturenggong. The Reverend then established Uluwatu Temple on Pecatu Hill. After making a spiritual journey around Bali Island. Dang Hyang Nirartha returned to Uluwatu Temple. In this temple, he experiences Moksa, leaving the world (marcapada) to heaven (swargaloka).
The anniversary ceremony (called Piodalan by the Balinese People) is held every six months which fall on Anggara Kasih, Medangsia Wuku in the Caka Calender or 3 weeks after the Galungan Holyday. Usually, the ceremony lasts for 3 consecutive days and surely followed by thousands of Hindus.
The Location of Uluwatu Temple
Regarding the location of Uluwatu temple, it is precisely located in Pecatu village, South Kuta Sub-District, Badung Regency. From Ngurah Rai Airport to Uluwatu Bali Temple, it will takes about 1 hour.