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APRSAF-22

Cultural Tour

  • Destination:Pura Luhur Uluwatu and Kecak Dance
  • Location:Pecatu Village, Kuta Subdistrict, Badung District
  • Date:Friday, 4 December 2015
  • Time:14:30 - 20:00 (TBD)
  • Fee:USD12 * The participation fee is not refundable.

Overview:
Pura Luhur Uluwatu or Pura Uluwatu is a Balinese sea temple (pura segara) in Uluwatu (Kuta South, Badung). The temple is regarded as one of the six main sanctuaries (sad kahyangan) and is dedicated to the highest god, Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, in his manifestation as the god Rudra. The temple is built at the edge of a 70-meter-high cliff projecting into the sea. In folklore, this cliff is said to be part of the petrified barque of Dewi Danu, the Balinese Hindus’ water goddess. Although it is claimed that a small temple existed earlier, the structure was significantly expanded by a Javanese sage, Empu Kuturan, in the 11th Century. Another sage from East Java, Dang Hyang Nirartha, is credited with constructing the padmasana shrines and it is said that it is here that he attained emancipation (moksha in Sanskrit and ngeluhur in the local language); hence, this temple is called Luhur Uluwatu.
The tour also includes a Kecak Dance performance, a dramatic and unique Balinese dance.

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