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Goa Lawah (Bat Cave) Temple
|Posted by Gede Wahyu Suryatama (wahyu) on Mar 01 2016|
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Pura Goa Lawah is a sacred place for Hindus as well as foreign tourists destination when visiting Bali, so that almost every day there are visitors who come to this temple to pray or just photographs for non-Hindu foreign tourists. Pura Goa Lawah has its own uniqueness compared to other temples in Bali, in this temple there is a cave inhabited by thousands of bats. Goa Lawah consists of words Goa (cave) and Lawah (bat).
Pura Goa Lawah is one of six important temple in Bali. The Six Temple that also known as Sad Khayngan Temple which comprising by: Lempuyang Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Andakasa Temple, Batukaru Temple, Silayukti Temple, and Goa Lawah Temple (Bat Cave Temple). In the public myth, the cave in Pura Goa Lawah is believed that connected to the Goa Raja Temple in Besakih. Even in the Chronicle mentioned a prince of the royal Mengwi which been tested by Dalem Gelgel to go to Goa Lawah. Actually, the prince has reached into Besakih through goa Lawah Cave but he was arrive in deafness. Then the prince named I Gusti Ketut Agung Besakih.
Pura Goa Lawah is a place adored Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in the manifestation as Lord Maheswara the ruler of southeast. Pujawali (Hindus Bali Ceremonial) at Pura Goa Lawah held every Anggara Kasih Medangsia (based on Balinese calendar). In front of Goa Lawah Temple there also built a temple near the coast which known as the Segara Temple. Segara is a temple to adore the Lord Baruna or the god of the sea. This is because the majority of the people around the temple Goa Lawah as fishermen and farmers salt.
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