EARLY MORNING CLEANSING AND BLESSING AT PUNCAK PENULISAN TEMPLE

Pura Pucak Penulisan is located on the top of Mount Penulisan with the height of 1745 meters above sea level (asl). From the top of the mountain, it looks a beautiful scenery to the north and south of the Bali island. It has a cold temperature with the mountain breeze that is blowing along the trees to create a unique sound to refresh our mind.

In the morning, enjoy the on the way to Pura Pucak Penulisan, you can take a a beautiful picture of  a Lake and Mount Batur. Moreover, the gorgeous three mountain of Mount Batur, Abang and Agung will be a perfect spot for taking a wonderful photos.

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In the traditional community of the mountain people of Kintamani, you will see a unique place to worship the God, ancestors, and spirit. The stones and trees become the main materials of creating a sacred place to worship the Almighty God, in Bali, it is known as Sang Hyang Hyang Tunggal or Sang Hyang Embang.

In addition, the Balinese also make a temple to worship of ancestral spirits and to respect the power of unseen spirits or souls. Pura Puncak Penulisan is a relic of prehistoric era of megaliths. From the findings of ancient artifacts, it is predicted that this temple has been built since the Bronze Age of 300 century  and it continues to the 10th century up to the year 1343.

Moreover, the results of the study of the Faculty of Letters, Udayana University, it has beed discovered two statues that is containing an inscriptions. The first statue with the height of 92 cm , it is using a crown and earrings that resemble the strands of hair. In this statue was written the year of  933 Saka or 1026 AD. The second statue is a women with a 154 cm height. On the back was found a written of Batari Mandul with the year of 999 Saka (1077 AD). The inscriptions on the statue are written in the language of Kuadarat Kadiri.

For Balinese, Pura Pucak Penulisan is a sacred place to conduct a cleansing and blessing rituals. The people will bring a pejati, ‘notification’ offering.  A pejati consists of peras, santun, ajuman, ketipat, and segehan. The offerings are equipped with incense and young yello coconut (bungkak nyuh gading).

The Pejati offering will be offered to the God. It will be guided by Jro Bayan, the head of priest in the mountainous Balinese people. After the first praying, the yellow coconut is ready to use for cleansing outside the temple. The water from yellow coconut is sprinkled on some part of the body i.e head, face, and also to drink it. For Balinese, the yellow coconut is the symbol of the God of Siwa and Wisnu. It is believed to annihilate the Sadripu (lust, greed, anger, disrespect, pride, and envy).

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The second step is back to the main area of ​​the temple. It continues for praying.  For a spiritual experiences, some tourists do a cleansing rituals. This activities are popular with the name of blessing rituals at Megalithic site. A quiet place with a nice and cooling breeze makes Pura Pucak Penulisan a perfect holy temple to do the cleaning, purification, and blessing. More and more tourist are joining this program. After cleansing rituals, the tourist could  take some pictures around the temple.

Tour itinerary:

TOUR DURATION 10 HOURS
KINTAMANI  – Batur Lake and Mountain
 – The View of 3 Mountain (Batur, Abang, Agung)
 – Puncak Penulisan Temple (Early Morning Cleansing)
 – Lunch (Exclude)
PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE  – Bamboo Forest Trekking
 – Balinese Traditional Houses Architechture
DISABLE FOUNDATION  – Painting Gallery

USD85

Minimum booking of 2 persons

Included:
– Entrance fee to all tourist attraction as per itinerary
– Offering for Early Morning Blessing Rituals
– Private full air conditioning transport, gasoline, and the driver
– English speaking guide
– Highway/toll and parking fee
– Complimentary of one bottle of mineral water (60ml) per person/day

Excluded:
– Airlines tickets, Airport tax, and porter
– Accommodations
-Personal expenses