Feel The Holy Water In Pura Tirta Empul

Bali becomes one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in the world without any reason. This island of gods manages to perfectly combine cultural vibes and modern vibes. Bali is able to welcome people across the globe without losing its true identity, history, religions, and culture. Here, you will be able to enjoy the nightlife and educate yourself about Bali’s cultures. If you want to witness Bali’s thick culture, you should visit Pura Tirta Empul or Tirta Empul Temple.

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The beauty of Pura Tirta Empul will steal your heart away. Balinese people believe that the holy water in Pura Tirta Empul can wash away bad luck and bring up the pure to anyone who wash themselves in this holy temple. There is a unique ritual that is always held in Pura Tirta Empul. The name of ritual is Melukat. Melukat is a purification activity where Hindu people wash themselves with holy water in Pura Tirta Empul. Not only Balinese Hindu people, but tourists are also allowed to join this ritual. Up to now, this ritual keeps going without any significant changes. If you want to feel how sacred and holy the ritual is, make sure you visit this holy temple when you travel to Bali, Indonesia.


About Pura Tirta Empul

Pura Tirta Empul consists of 3 areas, which are Jaba Pura, Jaba Tengah, and Jeroan. The bathing area is called ‘Petirtaan’, which is the largest area in the temple complex. This bathing area is located in Jaba Tengah. You will need around 30 minutes to explore the area. As you are exploring the bathing area, you will notice that the holy water comes from 30 water spouts, filling up 2 pools. You will also see many people wait in line to feel the freshness of the holy water.

The water spouts in Pura Tirta Empul have their own names. Those names are Pancuran Tirta Pembersihan, Pancuran Tirta Pelebur Kutukan dan Sumpah, Pancura Tirta Penyakit Berat, and Pancuran Tirta Upakara. As the names imply, each water spout has different functions and benefits. Once you have finished joining the purity process, do not forget to visit the Jeroan part that is located in the inner courtyard. In this area, you can get relaxed after dealing with the crowd in Petirtaan.

For those of you who are interested to join the Melukat ritual, you have to follow the rules. The rules include wearing a Kamen cloth tied at your waist. For Balinese Hindu people, wearing a Kamen cloth is a must when they are holding a ritual held in a temple. You should also place ‘canang’ on a water spout. Then, you can pray under the water spout. Besides joining the Melukat ritual, you can also enjoy the beautiful architecture of Pura Tirta Empul. Though this place is used for praying,

Beliefs of Melukat Ritual

Balinese Hindu people believe that the Melukat ritual brings a lot of benefits. They believe that the ritual can heal them from various diseases. Moreover, they also believe that the Melukat ritual can help them to find their soulmates. It is because the Melukat ritual is basically praying. You can pray whatever you want to God. If you want to visit it, this tourist spot is open from 8 AM to 5 PM local time. The entrance ticket costs IDR30,000 per person or about $3 per person.

Near Pura Tirta Empul, you can also see the Presidential Palace. Unfortunately, the palace is not open to the public. So, visit this holy temple and witness Balinese culture yourself. Interested to join the Melukat ritual?