Tirta Empul Temple
Tirta Empul Temple: The Site of what is considered Bali’s holiest spring, the peaceful, shady gardens and clear pool of the tirta empul temple were once the bathing places of eastern Bali’s Kings. Tirta Empul is located in Tampaksiring Village in Gianyar Regency, it’s about 36 Km from Denpasar City. the name of tirta empul temple derives from large spring in the center of the Temple. Tirta means Holy Water and tirta empul mean Holy Spring Water. The holy spring water at Tirta Empul temple are relived to have a magical power.
The legend has it the God Indra, whose army had been poisoned by the Evil King Mayadenawa, pierced a stone here to produce magical water that would revive his men. The Tirta Empul water flowing down to the Pakerisan Rivers.
the Tirta Empul Temple was built around 960AD, during the rules of Candra Bayangsingha King from Warmadewa Dynasty. conforming with the structure or the most Balinese temple, Tirta Empul Temple is divided into three main courtyards, such us : The Outer Yard ( Jaba sisi ), The middle yard ( Jaba Tengah ) and the inner yard ( Jeroan ) or the holiest part of the temple where the prayer take place. despite it’s antiquity, the temple is glossy and gleamingly new, it was totally restored in the late & s. Tirta Empul Temple is one of Balinese Sacred Temple.