Bali Report: Temples at Lake Tamblingan

We visited the temple Tamblingan Komala Tirta on the west shore of Lake Tamblingan. It is under reconstruction as the water level has risen.

 

Our guide then led us to another temple at an old, sacred site part way around the lake. The trail to the second temple led through cow pastures and banyan forests and included a slippery scramble up a hill where the old trail is now under water. We emerged from the forest into this bright clearing.

The temple site has natural rocks in the shape of the male lingam and female yoni, and has been venerated since pre-Hindu times. To our heathen eyes it was a bit difficult to see, but I believe the rocks on the left were the lingam, and the cleft rock on the right was the yoni.

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