Uluwatu Temple View
November 22nd, 2020
After yesterday’s fire dancers, today we’re at one of Bali’s six most significant temples, Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Located on a high cliff overlooking the ocean, the origin of this Hindu temple is attributed to Empu Kuturan who arrived from Java in the 11th century. Later, Dang Hyang Niratha, founder of the Shaivite priesthood, arrived in Bali in the mid-1500s and expanded the temple to its current form. The Balinese regard the temple as the site of the convergence of the gods of the Hindu Trimurti – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva – making it as powerful as it is breathtaking.
Fun photos of the Kecak dance coming tomorrow,
Photos of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.
It is astonishing to go back so far in time, a remarkable permanence of the spirituality. What a contrast with the tourist flow that has flooded the island for several decades.
It looks a special place. 🙂 🙂
Looking down that first set of steps, I felt a feeling of peace. –Curt
Ah, nice! It seems the feeling of Bali reaches us no matter where we are in the world! Thanks Curt. 🙂
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This is so interesting! The architecture and the sculptures are so different from what I find in the hindu temples around me, owing to local art influence no doubt. And the location is awesome, those cliffs and long stair paths.