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Luhur Lempuyang Temple

Luhur Lempuyang Temple as Bali Temple Tourism Object

This temple is located on the Bisbis hill, including Abang sub-district, Karangasem Regency, as a holy place to glorify and worship Ida Sanghyang Widhi Wasa in its manifestation as Icwara. This temple has a status as one of the "Sad Kahyangan Jagad" so it is clear that this temple is an environment located on the east of the island of Bali. Thus in terms of location, it can be explained that the function of this temple is a symbol to maintain the balance of the universe.

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For Hindus to pray to Lempuyang Luhur Temple will be a quite challenging spiritual journey, and will be an interesting experience for your children, besides getting closer to Ida Sang Hyang Widi, getting to know nature is closer to various types of developing plants in this region , including jungle monkeys that accompany your trip to the summit, accompanied by cuitan songs and birds that can live freely in a well-maintained forest area. Pemedek or tourists are prohibited from disturbing the presence of flora and fauna in the forest area.

Occupying the East position (purwa) as the place of worship of Ida Sang Hyang Widi in its manifestation as Lord Iswara, in Dewa Nawa Sanga or 9 Lord of the winds having the sacred script "Sa", White, the magic of Dewi Uma, a white elephant vehicle with Bajra weapons. Lempuyang Luhur Temple in Karangasem is one of the oldest temples in Bali, and it is estimated that the holy place has been around since pre-Hindu-Buddhist times. The sacred building was originally only made of stone, so that around 1950 the Lempuyang Luhur Temple was established. padma and piyasan bale including well-organized temples.

Lempuyang Gate of Heaven Temple Bali Tourism

In the Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Temple, it is the Bhatara Gni Jaya (Hyang Gni Jaya) station or also identical to Dewa Iswara. Lempuyang itself comes from the word "lamp" which means light and "hyang" is the holy name of God, so that it can be interpreted as a holy ray of God, according to its location at the east end which is the direction of the rising sun giving light to the universe. Lempuyang if in other languages ​​is a kind of plant for cooking spices, so that it has to do with the names of surrounding places such as Banjar Gamongan and Bangle, this name is also a plant that can be used to cook herbs and medicines.

In some palm leaf sources in Bali, it was stated that Hyang Pasupati (the Parameswara) sent three sons to guard or emong or Balinese masters to be stable from natural shocks. The sons and daughters of the District Head including the Hyang Gni Jaya in Lempuyang, Hyang Mahadewa at Besakih and Hyang Dewi Danu in Ulundanu. The three were given the task of keeping the island of Bali stable.

Whereas in Kutara Kanda the Purana deity of the Palatum Bangsul, it was stated that Sang Hyang Parameswara carried a mountain from Jambhudwipa (India), which was cutting Mahameru to Bali so that the land became stable the main parts including Mount Agung and Batur including Mount Rinjani. Then small fragments become mountain ranges such as Mount Batukaru, Trate Bang, Pulaki, Uluwatu including Lempuyang.

For this reason, the importance of the Lempuyang Luhur Temple is for Hindus. All Hindus, regardless of their color and color, must take the time to watch or pray to this temple, if they forget or never pray to Lempuyang Luhur, they may not find happiness. Even if you start learning about science, it would be great if you start by asking for blessings at this temple. So that there are also many officials who travel to Lempuyang temple to be given holy light and enlightenment in carrying out their duties.

On the Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem temple yard there is Tirta Pingit which is holy water for Hindus, Tirta Pingit is named tirtha-hima-hawa-mretha, tirthan Ida Bhatara Ciwa, holy water is found in the trunk of a tree or bamboo. When a series or procession in a religious ceremony in Hindu is very necessary to complete the yad ceremony. Nuwur Tirta Pingit is carried out by all Hindus in Bali during the Ngenteg Linggih ceremony. For this reason, we often find a group of people who turn away or ask for Tirta Pingit from a bamboo tree.

The process starts from giving offerings to give piuning (notice / permission), by cut bamboo stick holders, which is part of a bamboo stick that holds water known as Tirta Pingit, but not all bamboo stems contain water, the applicant must be based on purity and sincerity . Bamboo trees are known as Asoka Pring Twin Bamboo.

Pengempon or pengemong Lempuyang Luhur Temple is a resident of Purwayu, Jumeneng and Bukit villages. Piodalan or pujawali is held every 6 months (210 days) according to the calendar on the Balinese calendar, on the day of Waraspati (Kemis) Umanis wuku Dungulan to coincide with Umanis Galungan. Stakeholders (ceremony leaders) are descendants based on lineage. The position of the temple is around 1,174 meters above sea level.

In general, pemedek or Hindus pray here through the Purwayu village road through Purwayu Agung Penataran temple, then the Telaga Mas temple, Pasar Agung and Arriving at Lempuyang Luhur through stairs up to around 1,750 - 1,800 stairs there is no exact calculation of these steps, spiritual climbing which is quite challenging and fun. There are several other routes to the summit of Mount Lempuyang, such as the road through the village of Gamongan, Banjar Batu Gunung or Banjar Jumenang, each line you will meet with a number of other temples around the Lempuyang hill.

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