Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com
  • HOT NEWS
Tourist Object: The Pala, Villa Rose and Villa Marie (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:45)
People: Tia Hanafiah (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:39)
People: Ni Wayan Yumeri Never Leaves Local Culture (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:37)
People: Made Herry Erika Sedana (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:34)
People: I Wayan Wira Astana (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:30)
People: I Komang Aryana (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:26)
Gallery: Japanese Artists Proudly Present Balinese Dance at BAF (Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:50)
Gallery: Bali Collection Fashion Festival: Promote Local Products (Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:48)
Food and Beverage: Wine Tasting at Masé Restaurant & Wine Bar (Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:47)
Food and Beverage: Ongol–Ongol Snack (Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:46)
Banner
You are here: Home Destination Gianyar Goa Garba, a Spiritual Tourist Attraction in Gianyar
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com










Goa Garba, a Spiritual Tourist Attraction in Gianyar

Goa Garba a Spiritual Tourist Attraction in GianyarIf you are a spiritualist, try to feel the vibration of the magical temple of Goa Garba or Garba Cave. Aura of the cave is so pronounced. People who aim to meditate and gain knowledge often come to this cave. This Goa Garba ancient relic is located beneath the Pengukur-Ukuran Temple estimated to have been built around the twelfth century AD during the reign of King Jayapangus.

Goa Garba is located at Sawegunung hamlet, Pejeng village, Tampaksiring subdistrict, Gianyar. By car, it is about 50 minutes away or about 34 km from Denpasar. This historic site is now becoming a tourist destination visited by many foreign travelers.



Other than being known as a tourist destination with an abundance of temples, Bali also retains a good few of cave. One of them is Goa Garba posing one of the ancient relics having a great significance. Goa Garba is located beneath the Pengukur-Ukuran Temple. The temple was formerly used as a school for the kings of Bali.

It is situated on a steep cliff, right on the bank of the Pakerisan River. Based on information of local residents, Goa Garba is a hermitage niche carved on the wall of cliff edge of the Pakerisan River. On top of this hermitage lie a number of pools and showers where at pool side sits a hole leading to a cave.

To achieve this cultural heritage, visitor must first visit a neat entrance gate with nicely arranged stairs made of river stone. Meanwhile, the entrance gate is made of sand stone. It is said that the cave was made by Kebo Iwa, a Balinese vice regent having supernatural power.

There is a stone containing the footprints whose size exceeds the size of an ordinary human foot and it is believed to belong to Kebo Iwa. At the time of making the staircase, the stone is said to move by itself in accordance with the will of Kebo Iwa. Uniquely, every time of stepping down the stone staircase, its number is always different. When counting them for again and again, the amount will not be the same.

In the niche can be found several sculptures such as a stone board carved with the motif of a pot. In the meantime, in the Pengukur-Ukuran temple can be found several carved stones and a stone door that reads Saka Year 1116 or be equal to 1194 AD. In the inscription is mentioned the name Dharmaanyar and this may be the former name of the temple.

To support the tourism sector, this Goa Garba tourist attraction has been equipped with facilities like a spacious parking lot. Although most of the population around the Goa Garba has livelihood as farmers, they have intelligent mind, so that the ancient relics can be preserved well. (BTN/015)

Leave your comments

Guest
Friday, July 25, 2014
0 characters
terms and condition.
  • No comments found
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.com
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.com
  • New Hope

    New Hope

    Presidential election has drawn to an end. Now, this country has a new president. With…

    Read more...

Gallery

Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com
image
image
image
image
img
img
img
img

Comment

currently it looks bad, no maintenance for all sites , horrible
AlexSmith
That is very good comment you shared.Thank you so much that for you shared those things with us.I am wishing you to carry on with ur achievements.All the best
Now rafting only USD 35/person. Book now, promotion only until 31 August 2014.
Now Rafting only USD 35/person, please contact us soon.
It is a nice place, i have ever visited Tanahlot for many times. We have other program as well like rafting now only USD 35/person promotion until 31 August, 2014.

Subscribe

If you want to get / keep follow of the latest information from BALI TRAVEL NEWS, please register your email via SUBSCRIBE this form.

Find US on Mobile Apps

appstore

googleplay