Uluwatu Temple

uluwatuUluwatu Temple, one of the Pura Sad Khayangan in Bali, located in the region Pecatu Village, Kuta District, Badung Regency, about 25 km south of Denpasar. Temple is located on the top of the cliff that jutted into the sea as high as approximately 80 meters from the sea surface. When viewed from the direction of the wind, the location Uluwatu on the southwestern direction from the island of Bali. In the east there is the base foundation kekeran (ban forests) inhabited Temple’s many monkeys and other animals.
Uluwatu name is the name of the temple’s original. Ulu means head or tip while watu means stone. Thus,  Uluwatu Temple is built on the cliff edge.
On the right and left side of the building or palinggih “Gedong Ratu Bagus Jurit” in the Uluwatu Temple complex, there are two stone troughs shaped like a boat. When they are united then its form is similar to the sarcophagus coffin of the tradition of megalithic culture. Here there are archaeological remains from the 16th century the temple gate or bit wings. Gate wings are the archaeological remains of a very rare, rare find. Uluwatu winged gate (during construction) can be compared to those in the mosque complex in the village Sedangduwur, Lamongan, East Java, the construction period associated with Candrasengkala sites found in the mosque reads “salira tirta Gunaning hayu” which mean years of Saka 1483 or 1561 BC.
If a boat trough-like stone found in the complex Dalem soldier is a sarcophagus and the artifacts in situ (the artifacts that have descended from those sites or artifacts that are not transferred from another site), then the Temple is a sacred place since ancient megalithic culture (approximately 500 BC).
In USANA Bali ejection mentioned that many established Kuturan Mpu in Bali Uluwatu Temple Temple, among others. As seen Kuturan Mpu Senapatni Kuturan identical to the historical figure who lived during the reign of King Udayana, Wungsu marakata and Children in the 11th century. He is a character who sits in the institution “Pakira thought I Jero Makabehan” (a kind of institution that advises the king). Based on the contents of these palm leaves, then the development starts Uluwatu Mpu Kuturan in the 11th century.
In ejection “Dwijendra Tattwa” explained that Danghyang Nirartha twice visited the Ulu Watu:

First visit when he made the trip Tirtha yatra visit holy places. Arriving at Temple thrilled his heart, soul terdenagar whisper that it was a good place to worship God. Later when the time comes, he chose this place as a place Ngaluwur ‘release jiwatman’ to return to the origin (moksa). Based on these idea so he decided to build or expand buildings parhyangan Uluwatu existing. At the time of the building extending Danghyang Nirartha Uluwatu Temple, she established a boarding school as a temporary residence and then used the dormitory was built by local community’s heaven called Pura Bukit Gong. Parhyangan development in Uluwatu Nirartha Danghyang done by early 16th century after he was appointed Purohita (minister counselor king) of the king who ruled Dalem Waturenggong years 1460-1552.

Done when the second visit will achieve Danghyang Nirartha moksa nature. On Tuesday Kliwon Medangsya witnessed by a sailor named Ki Nambangan Pasek, he was like lightning just a very bright light into the sky “Ngeluwur”.

In Padma Bhuwana ejection implied that Uluwatu is located on
Neriti or southwest direction that serves to worship the god Rudra, Can one Dewata Nawa Sanga. God Rudra is an aspect of Lord Shiva as pamralina or back to when we come from.
In Dewa Kusuma ejection described that Uluwatu is one of the 6 temples mentioned as the Sad Khayngan (heaven) “sana” or base of the temple to worship the gods Nawa Sanga, while the other 3 temples are the core of filler or Dewata Nawa Sanga, the Temple Andakasa, Pura Gunung Batur and Gunung Agung (Besakih).
In Padma Bhuwana ejection implied that Uluwatu is the universal heaven praised by the whole community and was built as Hindus temple, manifestation of the sacred character of the letter Dasaksara Mang Ma or that occupies the southwest to worship the god Rudra.