Goa Putri Temple

Coming to Bali not only have to swim on the beach. You can also do religious holy temple tours in Bali. Pura Goa Giri Putri Nusa Penida is one of them. Unique because of its location is not visible eyes on flat ground, but hidden in a cave. Goa-cave in Bali is widely used as a place of sembayang and the location of religious rituals. So also with Pura Goa Giri Putri Nusa Penida that there is a sacred temple in it. Giri Putri cave is one of the largest cave in Nusa Penida. Located at an altitude of 150 meters above sea level and a length of about 310 meters, Pura Goa Giri Putri never deserted visitors. In addition to the people who want to pray, tourists who come either domestic or abroad most want to know more about the religious rituals performed as well as the sacred atmosphere in the cave. Pura Goa Giri Putri Nusa Penida comes from the word “giri” meaning hill or mountain and the word “princess” which means woman. In the teachings of Hinduism, the princess is a symbolic form of the power of the god. Because this holy cave is a place of Shiva worship in the form of goddess manifestations that are caring, protecting and loving humans so that the name Giri Putri pinned for the name of the cave. Besides as a place of prayer, Hindus believe that the water that flows from the spring in Pura Goa Giri Putri contains natural strength that can cure the disease. Hindu people often beg Tirta Pangelukatan and taken home to treat relatives or sick family through the way of melukat. Because the location is sacred and sacred, women who are menstruating are not allowed to enter the cave area. Visitors must also wear sarongs and scarves when entering the cave and must keep the words and behavior. To go to the cave location is not easy. You must first climb 110 steps up to the mouth of the cave. Do not mistake Giri Putri cave has a wide and large cave mouth. Even to get into the cave requires a struggle because the mouth of the cave is only 80 centimeters wide and squiggly. Herein lies the excitement of entering Goa Giri Princess Nusa Penida this. Visitors must keep ducking and a 3 meter squat road to reach the center of the cave. After walking down the squat, you will find a wide and wide room. Very unexpected, from the outside looks narrow because the mouth of the cave is very small. But it turns out in the cave can accommodate up to 5000 people. Inside the cave looks stalactites and stalagmites that decorate the entire cave room, adds extraordinary beautiful fears. There is already illumination of small lights in some cave locations, but there are still some dark places because it is used as a place of meditation. At the end of the cave, there are long chairs made of stone with statues of gods in front as a place of worship. This is where religious ceremonies are usually performed. After walking about 100 meters, there is a wide cave exit and not as narrow as the entrance. Pura Giri Putri is located in Suana Village, Nusa Penida Sub-district, Klungkung Regency, Bali. It is a 20-minute journey east of the Port of Sampalan Nusa Penida.

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