Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com
Art & Cultural: Padang Luwih residents hold siat tipat tradition (Wednesday, 30 September 2015 04:30)
Tourist Object: Tourist Visits Rises (Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00)
Tourist Object: Setia Dharma House of Masks and Puppets (Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00)
Tourist Object: Pondok Jaka of Sangeh Village (Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00)
Tourist Object: Lovina Festival 2015 (Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00)
Sport and Recreation: Koa D’surfer Hotel in Canggu (Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00)
People: Bagia Pula Kerti (Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00)
Headline News: Top Musicians Will Grace NDF (Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00)
Headline News: Stay at Padma Sari Beach Front Resort Explore Lovina Indonesian Ocean (Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00)
Headline News: Nusa Dua Fiesta 2015 (Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00)
You are here: Home News & Info Headline News A Cave in Kereban Langit Temple
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com

A Cave in Kereban Langit Temple

A Cave in Kereban Langit TempleKEREBAN Langit Temple is located at Pekandelan hamlet, Sading, Mengwi, Badung. In this temple lies a cave about 15 meters deep. Vug of the cave is large enough so that visitors can feel the sun despite being in the cave as if the cave is open to sky (the word kereb means shade or roof). The word is closely related to the naming of the temple. A spring can be found in the cave believed to be capable of exuding holy water of the Lord Vishnu. However, the spring will flow to the surface very rarely only when the lord deigns. Similarly, another spring also flows from the cave drained to Pancha Rishi shower for panglukatan or purificatory rite.

According to temple priest of Kereban Langit, Jero Mangku Sweden, there were no written records on the history of the temple. However, based on the story from the elders, the temple was mentioned to have been named around 923 AD. Establishment of the temple was closely related to the story of the twin kings Masula-Masuli. Once upon a time, the King of Klungkung wishing a child got a guide from deity Toh Langkir to search for tirtha selaka. For that purpose, a priest was then assigned to do it.

In his quest, the priest passed around the river located near the cave that is now becoming the Kereban Langit temple. The priest met a hermit from Sading. It was said the hermit had been meditating in the cave for several months. In that encounter, the priest expressed the intention of his journey to the hermit. The hermit then provided him with an instruction to invoke holy water in the cave where he meditated. Having got the holy water, it was then presented to the queen. Unexpectedly, the queen finally could get pregnant.

Later, the queen gave birth to twin children named Sri Masula-Sri Masuli. Since the king felt indebted, he then erected a temple in the cave. Later on, the temple was handed over to Mengwi Palace and then to Sading Palace. The structure of Kereban Langit temple is very simple. In the innermost courtyard lie some shrines like the Ratu Gede Lingsir, Ratu Made and Ratu Ayu. In front of the padma (lotus) shrine stand some guard statues and terracotta statues. Meanwhile, a padma shrine lies in the middle courtyard. Then, in the outermost courtyard near the riverside stand the representative shrines such as that of Ida Batara Ratu Gede Dalem Ped and Ida Batara Ratu Bolong.

Jero Mangku Sweden said that no shrine was reed or palm fiber roofed. Besides, there was no ceremony in this temple officiated over by high priest because the deities had been Shiva self-manifested. Even, the local temple priest did not use holy bell when leading the ceremony. Then, the piodalan or temple anniversary fell on Buda Cemeng Ukir. (BTN/kmb)

Leave your comments

Wednesday, October 07, 2015
0 characters
terms and condition.
  • No comments found
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by


Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com


Thank,s sdh update info mengenai sidatapa
Thanks, sdh di publikasikan keberadaan desa kami, sidatapa,
Sambangan trekking which located in Sambangan Village will take you to the real Nature Waterfalls of Bali with the challenge water attraction as like Jumping & Sliding in the waterfalls. Sambangan Village has offer amazing waterfalls will spoil your ...
If anybody here is interested in learning how to trade working from home I can suggest a website to you that I recently found and become a member to. The name of the website is Gold Trading Academy, I believe you can find them on Google. I never trad...



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