Goa Gajah Temple
GOA GAJAH TEMPLE
historic place with its beauty and majesty
The Elephant Cave, also known as Goa Gajah, is an archeologically significant Hindu temple. The structure of the stone dates from between the 9th and 10th centuries.
Pura Goa Gajah is one of the oldest and also historic temple. This temple became a symbol and witness the development of Hindu and Buddhist civilization on the Bali island.
Its location is in the cool western edge of Bedulu Village, six kilometres out of central Ubud. You do not need more than an hour to descend to its relic-filled courtyard and view the rock-wall carvings. In this place you can also can see a central meditational cave, bathing pools and also the fountains.
Enter through the dark looming mouth of a kala head and has the bulging eyes typical of these sculptures. The cave itself is only small. See the ancient inscriptions and follow the narrow passageway to the end. On the left is a small alcove with a statue of Ganesh and on the right is a small worship area. This small worship area is representations of lingam a symbol of Shiva and yoni a representation of female creative energy.
Descend the stairs to the gardens with the pond of Patirtaan, which is said to contain holy water and is used for ceremonies. Check out the statues around the fish pond and lily pond, these depict Widyadara-Widyadari angels.
You need less than 15 minutes to see the Goa Gajah temple complex. It is a worth place for you to come, the beauty of temple architectures and exotic rice fields great for spot photos. View can be Set out exploring and visit the small waterfall in the valley, stroll through tropical gardens, or inspect the nearby Buddhist temple.
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