TIRTA EMPUL BALI VS BALI SUNRISE TREK
We have combine Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking with visiting Tirta emple after the trek, during on the way bck to your hotel, why we combine thir place with our Trekking Programs because Tirta empul is one of interesting places that you must visit in Bali. and below is the Tirta Empul description for your info.
What the meaning of Tirta Empul ? Tirta Empul Temple is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, and it take only about 1.5houra drive from Denpasar town. It is set in the dale and encircled by the hill. In the west side of this temple, we can see Indonesian President palace which has been found by the first president of Indonesia. The name of Tirta Empul is loaded in a inscription which is kept at Sakenan Temple, Manukaya village, Sub district of Tampak Siring, about 3 km from Tirta Empul Temple. In this inscription, the Tirta Empul is named by the Tirta Ri Air Hampul and then the name has changed into Tirta Hampul and finally become the Tirta Empul. Tirta Ri air hampul is the holy pool (Petirthan) which is the water emerge from the land.”
Pura Tirta Empul Mythology
In the days of yore, that a King of the mighty and unparalleled in the area of bali. This King named Mayadanawa a King bali , he is a Daitya (giant), son of a Goddess Danau Batur. King is famous for his extraordinary, he is able to transform herself into any form he wishes as being goats, chickens, trees, rocks and more.
With these accounts, he was able to conquer areas like Makasar, sumbawa and lombok, bugis, blambangan. Because of the divine power and the throne that he get, Mayadanawa became very arrogant and smug. He even forbade the inhabitants of bali to worship God with all its manifestations, because he felt no one was most powerful in addition to himself then he assembled the inhabitants to worship him alone.
After the deed was known by the gods, then the gods headed by Lord Indra’s strike Mayadenawa. Mayadenawa can be defeated and eventually escape came on the North of the village Seem siring.
As a result his Mayadenawa created a wellspring of Cetik (Poison) that resulted in a large number of the army of the Lord Indra jaruh pain due to drinking water. See this Lord Indra immediately stuck his spear and emits water out of the ground (Tirta Empul) and holy water is sprinkled both the forces of Lord Indra so as not to get rid of some old again as readily.
The pursuit of Mayadanawa continued. Knowing it, Mayadanawa had wanted to hide by changing itself into various forms of Lord Indra, however still knew it. In the end, Mayadanawa changed her into a Stone but known by Lord Indra then he shot that stone and ultimately met his end Mayadanawa King.
Also King Mayadenawa has also created poisonous pools which can the team of Bathara Indra die and faint after drinking this water. Then Bathara Indra stick the weapon of Umbul-umbul and finally the water is emerging so that called by Tirta Empul and then it is passed to the dead and faint soldier that made them back to live. Therefore at the moment this pool water is sanctified by the Hindu society in Bali and they believe that this water source can heal various of diseases, hence every day this place is a lot of visited by Hindu people to do the ritual and sanctify them self . This place has been opened for public and as a famous tourist destination in Bali.”” So please just let us know if you would like visit this place during on the way back from the trek, since this temple still located in one direaction if you stay in Ubud, kita, legian, or seminyak area.