Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most sacred temples in Bali, Indonesia. Here there are two temples located on a large rock. One is located on a boulder and the other is located on a cliff similar to Uluwatu Temple. Tanah Lot Temple is part of the Dang Kahyangan temple.
Tanah Lot is one of the important temples for Balinese Hindus and the location of the temple is located on a large rock off the coast. Tanah Lot Temple is a tourism icon on the island of Bali. Besides that, it is one of the famous tourist objects on the island Bali is a must visit. Because this tourist spot in Bali is so famous, almost every day, this tourist attraction is always crowded with tourist visits. In addition, Tanah Lot Temple is part of the Kahyangan Jagat Temple In Bali, it is intended as a place to worship the guardian deity of the sea. At high tide, the temple will be seen surrounded by sea water. Underneath there is a small cave in which there are several sea snakes. Meanwhile, when the sea pairs, you will be able to walk closer to the location of the temple.
Sejarah singkat Pura Tanah Lot.
In the era of the Majapahit Kingdom in East Java, there was a famous guardian named Dang Hyang Dwi Jendra. He is highly respected by all for his services to the Kingdom and its people in terms of prosperity, spiritual well-being and overcoming life's problems. He is known for his dedication “Darma Yatra” or the spread of Hinduism. In Lombok they call him "Tuan Semeru" or masters from Semeru, a mountain in East Java. During his mission in Bali in the 15th century, the ruler of Bali, Raja Dalem Waturenggong, greeted him and treated him with great respect. His teachings spread like wild fire in Bali, as he taught and taught the teachings of Darma (duties) and founded many temples to instill spiritual awareness and deepen Hindu religious doctrine among the people. It is said that in his old age, while carrying out the “Darma Yatra” in Hair Siwi, he is led by light holy ward of the East from that place, it follows this radiance far to its source which is the fresh water of spring. Not far from this place, he found a very beautiful place known locally as “Gili Parrot” (Gili-coral rock, Beo-Bird). This big rock is in the shape of a bird. In this place he stayed for a while to meditate and pray to the God of the Sea. He began preaching to the villagers of Beraban, whose leader was known as “Bendesa Beraban Sakti” the holy leader of the Beraban.
Until now local beliefs are based on monotheism. In a short time, word spread about the presence of Dang Hyang Nirartha or Dang Hyang Dwijendra, a religious teacher and made many villagers become students. Bendesa followers Burden starts to leave him, and he starts blaming Dang Hyang Nirartha. He gathered some of his followers who still believed in him to be dissatisfied and came to the priest to ask him to leave the area. With Due to his religious power, the priest managed to avoid Bendesa's disturbance by moving the large rock he was contemplating into the sea. Then he created many snakes from his scraf, as protectors and guards at the door enter. He gave the name “Middle Lot” for its sanctuary, which means land in the mind of the sea. Finally Bendesa Beraban recognized the spiritual power of Dang hyang Nirartha, and he taught himself the doctrines taught by the Saints and became his most loyal followers, spreading the environment among his people to unite beliefs (source Tanahlot.id)