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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."

The Rambut Siwi Temple is one of Bali's largest Hindu temples, located in the Negara region in the west of the island. Situated about 2 hours west of Denpasar, where the ambiance is traditionally Balinese, with unspoiled tropical woodlands and small towns scattered along the coast and a few larger regions inland. The majority of this land is protected as part of Bali's conservation park, which is home to many of the island's endemic species, which are now protected in the hopes of reviving the entire island. The Rambut Siwi Temple, which lies directly on the shore, is highly attractive and magnificent, with the main shrine set into the rock. The historical history of the Rambut Siwi Temple, like that of many other Balinese temples, is hazy and scant, while locals claim that it is one of the water temples created to keep the tremendous powers of the sea away from the land and the settlement. Many events and activities in the Balinese Hindu calendar and the family calendars of local families, including as birth and marriage ceremonies, take place at Rambut Siwi Temple.
Locals also say that the Rambut Siwi Temple is a hidden temple; it is difficult to find today, and it is stated that the temple was once secret and kept many secret things; it is still cloaked in mystery and confusion. This adds to the allure of the Rambut Siwi Temple and is one of the reasons why its secluded but large monument is both majestic and humble. Another purpose of this temple is to bless the journey undertaken when traveling in these places, as the Rambut Siwi Temple is frequently passed on a long journey. There are other temples that are used in similar ways, but many residents can be seen stopping at the Rambut Siwi Temple for a brief period of time to ensure that their journey north or south of Bali will be safe. The views are breathtaking, whether from the beach gazing up to the temple and over the tropical woodland that surrounds it, or from the beach looking down over the temple. The gardens have very well-kept tropical flora and trees that are displayed in typical Traditional Balinese designs and meticulously maintained. Visiting the Rambut Siwi Temple is a cheap and lovely way to spend a day in this area, especially at sunset when it is at its most magnificent. The Rambut Siwi Temple is a significantly less crowded alternative to Bali's most popular temple, Tanah Lot, which is also the most photographed of all the island's attractions. To enjoy the tranquillity of the Rambut Siwi Temple, however, you must be willing to travel a considerable distance.

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