Lempuyang Temple

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Timings : 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Entry Fee : IDR 15,000

Lempuyang Temple, Bali Overview

Pura Lempuyang Luhur is a Balinese Hindu temple located on the slopes of Mount Lempuyang in Karangsem. Lying 1175m above sea level, reaching the temple requires a steep climb of over 1700 steps. However, one can stop along the way to take some beautiful pictures of the panoramic Mount Agung and the candi bentar gate.

Lempuyang Temple is one of Bali's oldest temples which at par with the Baisakh- 'the mother temple of Bali.' The temple is one of the most revered temples for the Hindus and has a beautiful gateway which is described by many people as 'the gates to heaven.'

Lempuyang Temple is known as 'sad kahyangan' derived from the Sanskrit word, 'sad' which means six and 'kahyangan' which means places of the Gods. Today Lempuyang Temple is one of the six holiest places of worship in Bali as it forms the pivotal focal point of spiritual activity.

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Entrance Fees and Timings

The entrance to Lempuyang Temple is free of cost; however, they expect you to make a certain amount of donation to the temple for the upkeep and maintenance.

The temple timings are from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM for visitors; however, it is open for 24 Hours for puja.

Tips

It is expected that one dresses appropriately, covering shoulders and legs with a cloth or sarong, which is available at the premises for IDR 10000. Also, any public display of affection is not permitted at the temple premises.

History of Lempuyang Temple

Lempuyang Temple is considered to be as the 'sad kahyangan' or the six main temples or pillars of Bali. Traditional beliefs claim that this six temple complex is supposed to be pivotal focal points of the island which are responsible for maintaining the spiritual and cosmic balance of the island. The direction of the alignment in the temple is symbolic of the Balinese God- Ishwara

Best Time to Visit Lempuyang Temple

The ideal or the best time to visit the Lempuyang Temple is during the morning since it is at this time that one can experience the freshness and beauty of the place.

If one reaches at the time of sunrise, one is sure to find some terrific Instagram worthy pictures to boast for a lifetime.

Rituals and Festivals

The Piodalan or puja wali festival (Pura's anniversary) is a Balinese religious festival which follows a host of celebrations. The temple becomes a symbol of eternal beauty by the delicate and authentic decorations coupled with the lively atmosphere. The festival is celebrated once in every six months on Waraspati (Thursday), or a day after the Galugan festival.

How To Reach Lempuyang Temple

Lempuyang Temple is located at the eastern part of the island, and it is approximately a 2-hour drive from Ubud and 2 and half hours from Canggu.

Address: Jalan Pura Telaga Mas Lempuyang, Tri Buana, Abang, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia

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