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Friday, March 2, 2012

Pura Rambut Siwi,a Tribute to Hindu Spreader Dang Hyang Nirartha

Pura Rambut Siwi so close to the sea
Rambut Siwi as a tourist attraction, is a neighborhood of a temple called Pura Rambutsiwi, surrounded by vast stretches of rice fields and terraces, to the south is a pile of cliffs and steep rocks. In addition to rice fields surrounded by terraces in the distance on the northern cluster of rustic look and the mountain range that stretches from west to east, and Ocean Indonesia to the south. In the southwest side of the temple there is a hall where we can take a break to enjoy the beautiful panorama of the sea, accompanied by the sound of waves crashing is pretty exciting. Not far from the hall, or South of Temple, there are steep to walk down to the beach. On the beach cliff there are two caves that are considered sacred and Kramat. The atmosphere in this place is very calm and good for calming the mind.


The History of Pura Rambut Siwi is closely connected with the sacred journey (dharma yatra) of Dang Hyang Nirartha in Bali in the XVI century.
After helping the people there of a problem, he was asked to settle there. But he could not and just give her hair as a replacement. Then the hair is respected as he,and was placed in the temple and is now called Hair Siwi or Rambut Siwi (Hair worship). Thus this temple has existed since the sixteenth century. If we look at the structure of this temple, not to deviate from the general structure of the temple in Bali. Temple is divided into three yards. Division of three pages may be linked to the division of the world into three parts, called Tri Loka, Bhur Loka  the (subconscious), Bhwah Loka the midle), and Swah Loka (the heaven).

steps to The Temple of Rambut Siwi

The Gate of Rambut Siwi

Temple Rambut Siwi located in the seaside South West part of Bali island that is in the village of Yeh Embang Kangin, District Mendoyo, Jembrana. In the North of the temple more than 200 meters, lies the major highway Denpasar-Gilimanuk,where there is  penyawangan Pura Rambut Siwi. Here are usually if Hindus across the travel lane,they stopped to pray, to worship, and wish safety harness to the Almighty God. The distance from Denpasar city approximately 78 km, the journey there can be reached by car or motorbike. Can also get there by riding public transportation.  If a visitor using a motor bike , the vehicle can be parked directly near (east) the temple. Travel time from Denpasar city about 2 hours, and in the journey through of many winding roads, climbing up and down, so many natural beauty view seen along the way.

Rambutsiwi has been supported by facilities and infrastructure, as is the availability of parking, public toilets, Wantilan Hall for a meeting place. On the edge of the highway in the north there are shops selling food and drinks. Around the temple compound (especially in the east and west) there are places to rest while releasing tired, looking at the beautiful natural surroundings. In addition there are also an exhibition of paintings and other souvenir items are on display every day.

Rambutsiwi often received the visit of tourists, both domestic foreigners. The best time of the visit is on the afternoon before sunset. Generally, tourists visit there on all days, holidays and days of piodalan, the temple anniversary, once every 210 days. On this day,Many Balinese Hindus come to pray, carrying offerings, beseeching safety and happiness.

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