Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple

Things to do - general

Uluwatu Temple offers a wonderful vantage point to view a spectacular sunset

Location of Uluwatu Temple is in Pecatu Village, Kuta Sub-district, Badung District, Bali. The temple is 30 kilometers to the south of Denpasar. Local people usually refer to this temple as Luhur temple. This temple is also one of the six Sad Kahyangan temples, the main spiritual pillars in Bali Island.

Uluwatu temple has several temples pesanakan, the location of this temple is close to the main temple. Each of these temples has a propinquity with pura Uluwatu, especially on its piodalan days. Piodalan in Pura Uluwatu, Pura Bajurit, Pura Pererepan and also Pura Kulat are held on Tuesday Kliwon Wuku Medangsia every 210 days. The manifestation of God worshiped at this temple is the God of Rudra.

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Sports & nature

The location of the Luhur Uluwatu temple is on a high cliff and readers from the top of the cliff can see the view of the Indian Ocean. Before we can see the Luhur Uluwatu temple, we must pass through the forest area. Uniquely in this forest area, we can see apes like monkeys that exist in the tourist area of Monkey Forest Ubud. Uluwatu temple is located at an altitude of 97 meters from sea level. In front of the temple there is a small forest called the base of kekeran, serves as a buffer holiness of the temple. Sports and nature image

Culture and history info

History Inscriptions mention that Uluwatu Temple was instigated by Mpu Kunturan, a Majapahit monk who also participated in establishing several other important temples in Bali such as Pura Sakenan in Denpasar, about 1,000 years ago. A holy priest from eastern Java, Dhang Hyang Dwijendra, then chose Uluwatu Temple to be his spiritual journey's final worshiping place. Balinese Hindu devotees believe that he reached the highest spiritual point of oneness with deities by a strike of lightning and completely disappeared. Legend, however, says that Dhang Hyang Dwijendra (also frequently referred to by name as Danghyang Nirartha) was the architect of Uluwatu Temple and several other temples in Bali, Lombok, as well as Sumbawa. Until 1983, Pura Uluwatu was hardly accessible and a lightning strike in 1999 set some parts of the temple on fire. The temple has had some restorations since it was first built. Culture and history image

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.