Visiting Bali Witnessing The Religious Moment of Pujawali, Tanah Lot Temple - One of the many popular destinations in Bali is Tanah Lot Temple. Visiting Bali seems incomplete if you don't visit Tanah Lot Temple. This temple has a unique shape and its location is on the edge rather to the middle of the sea.

There are many opportunities to choose from to visit this temple. However, if you want to witness a special moment, it never hurts to come to the Tanah Lot Temple pujawali. "Pujawali" or commonly called piodalan is a religious ceremony that is usually held at a place of worship.

Implementation of piodalan can be done on a small or large scale, determined by the financial condition of the manager of the place of worship. Literally, piodalan comes from the word odal which means birth day. So, pujawali or piodalan celebration is a moment of celebration of temple anniversary.

The pujawali celebration of Tanah Lot Temple, like piodalan in other temples, is carried out based on the Saka calendar calculation. Based on the Christian calendar, the ceremony is held every 210 days or 6 months. In Tanah Lot Temple, the implementation of Pujawali falls every Buda Wage Langkir and the celebration is always crowded with tourists, especially foreign tourists.

Tanah Lot Temple with status as Pura Dhang Kahyangan. This temple becomes the location of Dang Hyang Nirartha's meditation which seeks to unite the energy of the ocean with the energy of mountains. At the moment of the Tanah Lot Temple pujawali ceremony, you will find a procession of pemedek in large numbers.

"Pemedek" itself is a term for Hindus who come with the aim of attending prayers in temples with no special ties, such as ancestry or marriage.

The accompaniment of pemedek who want to participate in the Tanah Lot Temple pujawali ceremony so much and come from various regions in Bali. The pemedek usually come to Tanah Lot Temple in the range between 4 to 6 in the morning. The reason, in the morning became a moment of sea water is receding.

The ceremonial activity at Tanah Lot Temple can take a while. Therefore, it is not surprising that tourists also continue to arrive until the afternoon. Moreover, tourists can also mingle directly with the pemedek. At the same time, from the afternoon until the evening the peak of the pujawali event at Tanah Lot Temple took place. (WS.IN/ENG/*)
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