The most beautiful end to one of the best weeks I’ve had in a long long time 😇
On Saturday we went for a water purification ceremony to a Pura Tirta Empul – a water temple built around a holy mountain spring in the village of Manukaya.
The temple was founded in 926 A.D. and is dedicated to Vishnu, who is the Hindu god of water. The name of the temple actually means ‘holy water spring’ in Balinese.
The Jaba Tengah is the most famous part of Tirta Empul temple. This section contains the two purification pools. The water in the pools is believed to have magical powers and local Balinese as well as millions of tourists come here to purify themselves under the 30 water spouts that feed the pools.
It was such a wonderful experience! The water was cold and we had to go under quite a few fountains. It was very cleansing and almost magical. If you can imagine just being in a temple and admire its beauty, you can multiply it by 1000 – that’s what it felt like being there under the holy springs.
Needless to say I wore loads of jewellery, all my malas and even managed to fill up a tiny bottle with water from the springs 🙃😆
So much piece and quiet in the temples here accompanied by scents from incense sticks from the offerings and prayers of the local people.
Beautiful place and amazing experience!