Temple Jagaraga , Market in Singaraja, Hot Springs, Buddhist Monastery
The Lovina Tour leads us along the coastal road to north Bali where we will visit the Temple of Jagaraga (Hindu temple). Afterwards we will go to Singaraja which used to be the capital of Bali during the Dutch colonial supremacy. Some of the buildings still show remains of the Colonial style. We will visit the town centre and a local market.
After lunch in the Lovina area, we will drive to the hot springs of Banjar (don’t forget your swimwear). In the afternoon we will visit a Buddhist monastery (close to Dencarik).
Like any Pura Dalem temple (the temple of the dead) in Bali , the Pura Dalem of Jagaraga is located in the vicinity of a cemetery. Everything about this temple is quiet and withdrawn. Stone carvings of demonic faces peer out from the walls onto the empty court yard, the most frightening statue being the statue of Batari Durga (the goddess of dead).
Hot Spring (Banjar)
West of Lovina you will visit the hot spring of the Village Banjar. The hot water being high in sulphur is believed to be good against all kinds of skin diseases.
Brahmavihara Arama, or commonly called Wihara Buddha Banjar, is the biggest Buddhist temple in Bali . Located in the hills of Banjar Tegeha village in the district of Banjar, it blends beautifully with the peaceful environment.
This Buddhist temple consists of five complexes:
It is a comfortable and peaceful hall situated at the western top. On its wall, the birth of Buddha has been sculpted while a statue of Buddha attaining Nirwana stands in the centre of the hall. In this hall monks are ordained.
A lecture hall in the eastern wing. Priests give sermons here. It also serves as place for other spiritual activities.
The building has a bell-shaped roof and lies in the south west. The walls have beautiful relief.
The Bodi tree
Close to the north western corner of the building grows a gigantic Bodi tree. Beautifully carved relief are around the tree. This tree symbolizes the victory of Buddha when attaining the eternal perfection or Samia Sang Buddha.
Kuti is the living quarters of the monks and the student monks. It also serves as the practice hall for the monks.
Statues of Buddha decorate every part of the gardens and halls. The most beautiful being the Parinirwana and the statue of Buddha attaining sama or moksa in the Hindu religion. Sama or Moksa means the final exit from earth.
Departure time from Siddhartha: 09:00 am
Return to Siddhartha: approx. 3:00 pm
Included: Guide, entrance fees, soft drinks.
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