Motion of Tirta Empul Temple

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion. Capturing motion is a beautiful way to convey a story in a photograph.
Here’s my “motion” photograph. It’s taken at Tirta Empul Temple, Bali Island.

The pond of Tirta Empul Temple
The pond of Tirta Empul Temple, Bali.

Tirta Empul Temple is a Hindu temple near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali Island, famous for its holy water where Hindu Bali people go for purification.

The temple pond has spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which is considered as holy or amritha by local Hindu Bali people. Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese.

Tirta Empul Temple was built in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty (from the 10th to 14th centuries), at a site where there was a large water spring. The name of the temple are taken from the ground water source which is named “Tirta Empul”.

The temple is divided into three section Jaba Pura (front yard), Jaba Tengah (central yard) dan Jeroan (inner yard). In Jaba Tengah there are 2 pool with 30 showers which is named accordingly: Pengelukatan, Pebersihan, Sudamala dan Pancuran Cetik (poison).

The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, a Hindu god. The bubbling water of is the main source of Sungai Pakerisan river.

On the left side of the temple is a modern villa on the hill. It’s an Indonesian President palace which has been found by the first president.