Pura Rambut Siwi
A TEMPLE WITH A RELIC OF A LOCK OF VENERATED SAGE HAIR
Bali Rambut Siwi Temple is located in Jembrana regency, Mendoyo district, east of Yeh Embang village. It's around 10 kilometers from Negara and may be reached by vehicle or motorcycle. Locals think that they must worship this temple in order to receive a God's blessing of safety on their journey. The main temple is situated on a cliff face with a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. This temple owns the representative temple edifice, which is located alongside the Denpasar-Gilimanuk major road. The name Rambut Siwi refers to a relic that is a lock of sage hair (rambut) that is venerated (siwi).
When Danghyang Niratha first arrived from Java from traveling to the west, on his route to offer himself to King of Gelgel, he learned of a terrible epidemic in Gading Wani hamlet, and Danghyang Niratha went there and healed the disease. The appreciative villagers pleaded with him to stay and live there, but Danghyang Niratha remembered that he had to present himself to Gelgel, so he left a lock of his hair as a protective sign. Since then, Danghyang Niratha has been known as "Pedanda sakti Wawu Rawuh," which translates to "the freshly arrived powerful high priest."
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