5 Popular "Melukat" Bali Purification Places, Make Your Mind Calm


If you have lived in Bali for a long time, you are certainly no stranger to melukat activities. Melukat is inner and outer purification. This Bali purification uses water as a medium, be it in springs that are considered sacred, beaches, or the confluence of rivers and seawater.

Melukat is usually performed by Balinese people on certain auspicious days, for example on holidays like Purnama, Tilem, Saraswati, Nyepi, Galungan, Kuningan, and others. But there are also melukat outside of the day, depending on the heart's desire to melukat. In addition to philosophically cleaning oneself physically and mentally, melukat will make a person feel more fresh and calm.


There are more than 20 melukat places in Bali. Here are five of them that are popularly used as places for melukat by the Balinese people:


1. Tirta Empul Temple in Tampaksiring District, Gianyar


Tirta empul temple


The Location of Tirta Empul Temple in Manukaya Village, Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency. This temple is one of the most popular Balinese people visits to melukat. Tirta Empul Temple is also a tourist attraction. So in addition to the Bali purification facilities, around Tirta Empul Temple there are also stalls selling souvenirs, art shops, parking lots, and ticketing.

Tirta Empul Temple has a clear spring or softness in the central courtyard of the temple. This spring is considered sacred and flows into the bathing pool. This water is used for self-cleaning by people who want to melukat. More than 10 water fountains are used for melukat. People sequentially wash their faces and whole bodies in the water fountain.

Those who carry out bali purification are not only Balinese Hindus. The tourists also feel the sensation of melukat in the Tirta Empul pool. After melukat, people and tourists change clothes. Those who are Hindus, usually continue praying at the main temple.



2. Beji Dalem Pingit Sebatu Temple, Tegalalang District, Gianyar

Beji Dalem Pingit Temple is located in Sebatu Village, Tegalalang District, Gianyar Regency. This place is also popularly visited by people who want to melukat. To reach the place of Bali purification, at least visitors have to descend dozens of winding stairs.

The interest of visitors to melukat here is because they believe that melukat at Beji Dalem Pingit Sebatu Temple is efficacious. It is said that, in addition to cleaning oneself, melukat here is believed to be good for treatment, both medical and non-medical. It is said that, from the narrative of the community, when melukat, the water can change color according to the conditions that melukat.

There are also those who when melukat suddenly cry and are hysterical. The water in this temple is believed to melt something bad in the body. In addition, there are also those who believe that melukat is here to beg for offspring for married couples who have not yet been blessed with children.


3. Mengening Temple, Tampaksiring District, Gianyar

Mengening Temple


Mengening Temple is located in the Saraseda Traditional Village, Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency. The location is not far from Tirta Empul Temple. The atmosphere of this temple is very cool and beautiful and still includes a quiet visit. However, this temple is quite popular to be sought for melukat because of its atmosphere. Suitable for those of you who want to be satisfied with hugging without crowds and get rid of fatigue.


At Mengening Temple, Tampaksiring, there are 10 springs, each of which flows into a shower in the bathing pool. This fountain will be used by the community for melukat. Like melukat in general, melukat at Mengening Temple also aims to clean oneself using water as a medium. However, there are also testimonies that say that bali purification at Mengening Temple can treat insomnia. After several melukat at the Mengening Temple, his sleep became more restful.


4. Pancoran Sapta Gangga Pura Tamba Waras, Penebel District, Tabanan

Tamba Waras Temple



Tamba Waras Temple is located in Sangketan Village, Penebel District, Tabanan Regency. Tamba means medicine, and Waras means healed. From the meaning of the name, Tamba Waras Temple is indeed visited by many to ask for healing, both medical and non-medical. Many believe that the Tamba Waras Temple is a medicinal center.

Before asking for healing at the Tamba Waras Temple, the community first carried out a melukat procession in seven water fountains called Pancoran Sapta Gangga. Here, the community will be guided by two stakeholders. That said, from melukat here if someone has a medical or non-medical illness, then his body will react. Like feeling nauseous after washing and drinking water from the shower.

After bali purifications, people who want to ask for healing continue praying at Tamba Waras Temple by bringing bungkak (small coconut). Bungkak will be filled with oil from the temple. If the pain is severe, it is usually advisable to take more than one treatment.


5. Campuhan Windhu Segara Temple, Denpasar

Campuhan Windu Segara Temple is located on the coast of Padanggalak Beach, Kesiman Kertalangu, East Denpasar District, Denpasar City. This temple is popularly visited for melukat on certain days such as Full Moon Day, Tilem, and the day after Saraswati and Nyepi Days. The Campuhan Windu Segara Temple itself is a meeting of the seawater of the Padang Galak beach with the flow of the Ayung river.

Like other Balinese purification, melukat at Campuhan Windu Segara Temple is believed to cleanse oneself spiritually, including asking for the gift of salvation and healing. People who melukat will do self-cleaning with mixed water meeting river and sea water. But here you need to be careful because the waves are sometimes not friendly. After melukat at Campuhan, then continued with prayers at Campuhan Windu Segara Temple.

That's a series of popular Bali purification. If you want to come here, try not to have your period. This place is the same as other religious places of worship.

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Last changed Aug 22 2022 at 9:59 AM o'clock

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