Pura Lempuyang Heaven Gate
Pura Lempuyang Heaven Gate
No one is sure enough to get accepted to heaven, but we at least have a dream to visit that eternal life someday. This becomes the main reason for Hindus to build what we later named it as Pura Lempuyang heaven gate.
People who have once ever seen the Pura Lempuyang from the pictures in social media might think that such scenic scenery might be unreal and it just provides us with the picturesque of the mountain and the clouds, but such breath-taking panorama hides the deep meaning among the Hindus, so that no wonder if you frequently see the locals conduct the religious ceremony at Pura Lempuyang heaven gate.
What actually Pura Lempuyang is?
Broadly known among the foreigners, Pura Lempuyang heaven gate has become the tourist attraction that deserve to visit, since it is rich of the cultural and religious values. Located in the eastern part of Bali, in Karangasem Regency, in precise, this sacred place among Hindus also has gained the attention from locals such as Candidasa, Amed and Tirtagangga and visitors who love to conquer the million steps through climbing it up.
Located at 1,175msal, this Pura Lempuyang can be hiked with or without the tour guide, but it is still recommended to go with guide for knowing deeply about the story hidden in Pura Lempuyang.
What to enjoy as you reach its peak?
As mentioned before, Pura Lempuyang heaven gate offers you with the most breath-taking panorama. Having been felt exhausted after trekking the million stairs, people can enjoy the majestically standing of Mount Agung. In addition, you can enjoy the scenic and the unspoiled natural views of the lush of rain forest, the rugged valley and many tropical trees with the refreshing atmosphere.
The scenery of Karangasem regency from the top of the temple along with the tweeter of the flying or pearching birds also creates something fascinating.
What is Galunggung ceremony?
If you are lucky enough when visiting Pura Lempuyang heaven gate, you will see the Gulungan ceremony in which it is usually performed by the Hindus. When locals celebrate this occasion, there will be so many flags decorated around the pura. Besides, the locals also perform the traditional dances accompanied by the gamelan music that carry special meaning.
The dances performed by the young girls will be showed in different places as they ascend the pura until they complete the seven sites. At the last site as you go for Pura Lempuyang heaven gate, you will see the locals praying to God silently with the offerings put in their own. They do not forget to light a bundle of stick that produces special aroma for religious purposes.
Pura Lempuyang heaven gate is the main attraction when you visit Karangasem regency. The million stairs seem to get ready to conquer, so that as a visitor, you are recommended to visit this tourism resort. In addition to enjoy the great panorama from the heaven’s gate, you can see the locals’ religious ritual or later named as Galunggung at the top of the stairs. Due to its rich cultural and historical value, people strongly agree to enjoy what you discover when reaching the peak.