Private Bali Tour Driver

Rambut Siwi Temple

Rambut Siwi Temple 1

Located :
The temple is located at the east of Yeh Embang Village, Mendoyo District, Jembrana Regency. It is about 10 km from Negara and can be reached by any cars. Between Air Satang and Yeh Embang, a short diversion off the main road leads to the beautiful coastal temple of Pura Rambut Siwi.

Descriptions :
For those more interested in tourist sights than beaches, there are several stops along the road west from Pulukan. About 4 miles west of Medewi, near the village of Yeh Hembang; a sign for Pura Rambut Siwi indicates a small road on the left near a popular truck stop. The road leads to a shady grove less than half a mile away, where the temple sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean. There are a number of temples throughout Bali commemorating miraculous events in the life of the 16th-century Javanese priest, Danghyang Nirartha. This one contains a relic, a lock of the sage’s hair (rambut) that is venerated (siwi). The story goes that when Danghyang Nirartha first arrived from Java and was traveling in the western wilderness on his way to present himself to Bali’s king in Gelgel, he heard of a terrible epidemic in the Village of Gading Wani.

Danghyang Nirartha went there and banished the disease. The grateful villagers begged him to stay and settle there, but Danghyang Nirartha felt called to Gelgel, and left them a lock of his hair as a protective token. It was here that Danghyang Nirartha was given the honorific “Pedanda Sakti Wawu Rawuh” which means ‘the newly arrived powerful high priest. The temple is finely built of red brick with exquisite paras relief’s depicting scenes from the ancients play “Arjuna Wiwaha”. A particularly good sculpture of Rangda stands guard in the gateway facing the sea. Down on the beach there are several cave temples, one of the most important bearing a sacred spring? The temple art here is modern and crude. At the Pura Segara, about 50 yards down the beach, a magical tiger is said to have found a place to live in peace.

Picturesquely situated on a cliff top overlooking a long, wide stretch of beach, this superb temple with his numerous shady frangipani trees is one of the important coastal temples of southern Bali. It is another of the temples established in the 16th century by the priest Danghyang Nirartha who had such a good eye for ocean scenery. Legend has it that when priest Danghyang Nirartha  first came to Rambut Siwi Temple, he donated some of his hair to the local villagers. The hair is now kept in a box buried in this temple, the name of which means “Worship of the hair”

How to get to Rambut Siwi Temple :
1. 2 ½ hours from Denpasar
2. 2 hours from Singaraja
3. 1 hours from Tabanan

What you can see around Rambut Siwi Temple :
1. Perancak Temple, in the small fishing village Perancak is located beautiful sea Temple Pura Gede Perancak. Here is before many centuries hired Dang Hyang Nirartha, which crossed Bali.
2. Bunut Bolong is Bunut tree that has a hole on the body, and it’s located right on the road. Bunut Bolong also have a strong magical aura that believed by all people who live near the tree area.
3. Medewi Beach is best for early morning surfing but not suitable for sunbathing and surfing. However, the waves of the ocean can get rough in the month of August when even the fishermen from the villages do not risk venturing out at sea.

Rambut Siwi Temple 2


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.