indonesia travel magazine

Buleleng, Grokgak , Banyupoh Village, Pulaki temple

Buleleng, Grokgak , Banyupoh Village, Pulaki temple


Pulaki Temple is located 30 km from Seririt and 48 km west of Singaraja, near the grape-growing village of Banyupoh. This important temple was built to commemorate the arrival of the Javanese saint-priest Nirartha to Bali in the early 16th century.
The temple has black-stone gate; this gate was built in 1983 and heralded with a great ceremony that need holy water from various places range from east Java in the west to Lombok in the east. As any other temple in Bali, Pura Pulaki is divided into three area, Jaba, outer courtyard, jaba tengah, middle courtyard and jeroan, inner courtyard. Not just the gate, the shrines and the ornaments of this sacred temple are also black.

This temple is just 25 meters from the sea with cliffs tower behind the temple, surrounded by jungle and overrun by hordes of simians. The simians are considered sacred and fed by pilgrims. The monkeys on the hills range have existed before the arrival of Danghyang Nirartha. It is said that when he entered the forest of Pulaki he was escorted by those monkey troops. As his respect to those monkeys Danghyang Nirartha then established the Pulaki Temple and the entire monkeys there came to be its guardian.

The Pulaki temple is surrounded by several temples that are known as “Pesanakan”. The surrounding temples are: Pemuteran Temple located 1 km to the west popular for its hot spring, Kerta Kawat Temple located 2 km to the southeast, and Pabean Temple 400 meters to the northeast.

Read also

Sri Noa Noa, MSY, bali, komodo, Sailing Yacht, liveaboard, cruises, indonesia

MSY Sri Noa Noa

MSY Sri Noa Noa Bali-Komodo Charter rates Daily Boat Hire = US$550 Daily Food & Drinks Surcharge = US$35 per person For example, an 8-day charter with 5 passengers costs US$5,800 calculated as follows:$550/day boat hire plus $175/day food & drink charge (5 x $35/person/day) totals $725/day, multiplied by[…]

Read More »
MSY, Al Ikai, pinisi, phinisi, sailing boat, liveaboard, cruises,Bali, Komodo Bali Komodo

MSY Aliikai

MSY Aliikai Komodo, Sumbawa, Lombok ALIIKAIThe Queen of The Sea Aliikai could be called the mother ship pf the fleet. Because of it’s huge accomodation capacity but also because of it’s family and children friendly environment. Aliikai is chartered for Diving, Sailing, Surfing, health retreats and lifestyle cruising. Length:[…]

Read More »