Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bali and Water


Water is an important aspect for Balinese Hindu people. About two weeks ago they're celebrating Melasti Festival, a festival that ended on water (could be sea, river or even lake). There's a place in Bali, at Tampaksiring area called as Tirta Empul. Tirta means water. People came to this place to purify themself on the spring (like in this picture). It's believed that the water in Tirta Empul will purify Hindu people from evil. The legend said that Tirta Empul was created by God Indra, one of the God in Hinduism.

4 komentar:

Jacob said...

Excellent photo and your commentary was very important in helping us understand the meaning of water...

Anonymous said...

lovely photo again. i was interested recently to learn that one could immerse oneself in the water at Gajah Goa for everlasting youth. i have visited this beautiful place many times and wish i'd know about this. next time. :) Fran

cellini.k said...

woaaa nice shot! its really great i mean it. :)

frenchie4moi said...

This is a beautiful shot. I love water too! e don't get enough here in San diego.