4 Most Popular Temples in Nusa Penida

4 Most Popular Temples in Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is an archipelago area surrounded by sea. There are many activities that can be done on the island of Nusa Penida, such as swimming, diving, snorkeling, sunbathing or just enjoying its natural beauty. For those of you who like to do religious or tirtayatra activities in Nusa Penida there are 4 interesting temples to visit, namely Giri Putri Temple, Puncak Mundi Temple, Paluang / Mobil Temple, Dalem Ped Temple. Of the four temples, of course, has its own uniqueness.

Giri Putri Temple

Located in the largest cave on Nusa Penida Island, Goa Giri Putri Temple is a place of prayer for Balinese people who make special trips from Bali to carry out purification. There are six temples in Goa Giri Putri Temple, with one being outside and five others being inside the cave. In addition, the holy water in Goa Giri Putri Temple is believed to have natural powers that can cure disease.

“Goa” means cave, “giri” means hill and “princess” means a symbol of strength. So Pura Goa Giri Putri is a very descriptive name for a temple built inside a cave on a hill dedicated to Shiva. Shiva’s role is to destroy the universe in order to re-create it. He is part of Brahma and Vishnu, of the triad responsible for the creation, maintenance and destruction of the world.

Puncak Mundi Temple

Another beautiful temple is the Pura Puncak Mundi where the views are simply stunning. This place is the highest point of Nusa Penida, at some 521 metres above sea level. Pura Puncak Mundi is located in Rata, Klumpu Village, Nusa Penida. Sacred ceremony in this temple is comes once every 210 days, namely on Umanis Anggarakasih Prangbakat (based on Balinese calendar) day. Worship process in this temple is done 3 times. The first worship is done at Beji temple and then Kerangkeng Temple and Puncak Mundi Temple. The time required to reach the temple is about 45 minutes from Nusa Penida Harbour.

Paluang / Mobil Temple

Pura Paluang Car Temple is a very unique temple in the world. There are two strange buildings with car shape as main shrines. This temple is the look of the building is very different from the millions of temples in the world. Remember, cars are not the real car but it’s just a form of shrines to form a complete car with the wheels, the hood is made of stone.

As the local story, the building a car has been in existence since time immemorial. No one knows when the first time when it was built. Few years ago, the car building made of wood since the wood has begun loss does not eliminate the size, shape and design of the building renovation was repeated by using the stones to make it more durable and long lasting.

When the village get collapse since of ‘GERUBUG’ kind of bad epidemic, Ida Bethara will come to cure the villages. Pura Paluang Car Temple is very quiet atmosphere for meditation and conduct the activities of other religious rituals. There are also awesomeness ancient statues which very strange, the statues were built 500 years ago but nowadays, some part

Dalem Ped Temple

Penataran Ped Temple, also known as Pura Dalem Ped, is one of the sacred temples that located just off the coast of Bali Island, in the island of Nusa Penida. It’s consider as one of the Pura Kahyangan Jagat, that means, Pura Penataran Agung Dalem Ped playing a very important role for, specially local and Balinese spiritual life from a long time ago. Pura Kahyangan Jagat itself means “universal temple” where everyone can do their spiritual activity such as praying, and meditation.

Penataran Ped Temple is located in the Ped Village on the main road Ped Toyepakeh – Sampalan. Pura Dalem Ped has a high historical and spiritual value. This temple is very sacred and highly revered by Hindus. Penataran Ped Temple one of the most-visited temple in Nusa Penida Island. The temple itself is made from limestone; its washed-out white colour gives the area an eerie feel and ambience.

During the emple ceremony or “pujawali” many Hindus come to pray at Ped Temple. Hindu people come and pray for the safety, tranquility, prosperity and success of their agricultural crops. The worship is done through several stages. The first prayers in Pura Segara, that is located in the most northern part, close to the shoreline. Pura Segara is the Stana of Ida Batara Baruna as ruler of the seas and oceans.

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