Taman Beji Tample Munduk Temu Pupuan
Taman Beji Temple is a temple located in Munduktemu Village, Pupuan District, Tabanan Regency, Bali. Taman Beji Temple is one of the sacred temples that is highly respected by the local community and is one of the springs in the Munduk Temu village area. Taman Beji Temple also has an interesting panorama, beautiful and mystical impression on the spring.
Taman Beji Temple, located in Munduktemu Village, Pupuan District, Tabanan Regency, Bali, is a sacred site rich in history, natural beauty, and cultural significance. The temple is one of the most revered destinations by the local community and visitors who want to experience the uniqueness of Bali.
Taman Beji Temple plays an important role in the spiritual and natural landscape of the Munduk Temu area. One of the things that makes it so special is that the temple is also the source of a vital spring for the locals. This spring water is considered sacred and is believed to be of exceptional quality. As you explore the temple, you will be treated to a mesmerizing panorama, full of lush greenery and the mystical impression that surrounds the spring.
Although the exact history of Taman Beji Temple is not entirely clear and dates back to ancient times, stories have been passed down linking it to Mpu Kuturan as the saint who built the temple, a Hindu priest who came from Java to Bali in the 10th century. It is said that this temple was one of many that he built as part of the spread of Hinduism on the island of Bali.
Angkul-angkul of Taman Beji Tamples (photo source: editorial collection)
During the reign of the Tabanan Kingdom, Taman Beji Temple was used as a palace temple or royal temple. This temple has also undergone repairs and renovations by the kings of Tabanan in the past. Unfortunately, during the Dutch colonization of Bali, the temple was damaged and looted. This forced many locals to hide in the forests and hills, but they managed to rebuild the temple together with what they had.
Taman Beji Temple has a very peaceful location, nestled amongst green coffee plantations. Its main structure includes several important buildings such as the candi bentar, bale kulkul, meru, and padmasana. The temple covers an area of about 500 square meters (m^2). And every fifth full moon odalan is performed at Taman Beji Temple. The sacred spring is located at the bottom of the temple, adjacent to the towering Bunut tree. To reach the spring, visitors can take the stairs leading down to the bottom of the temple or the road from the local plantation. The spring is used by the community for drinking, cooking and bathing.
Although Taman Beji Temple is a sacred place, the facilities provided include toilets for the convenience of visitors. However, keep in mind that there is no parking lot around this temple due to its remote location within the forest and plantation. Travelers must park their vehicles on the main residential road before following the road to the temple.
Taman Beji Temple is also a major attraction for tourists who want to explore Balinese culture and religious life. Every year, on the Galungan and Kuningan holidays, the temple is decorated with typical decorations and religious ceremonies are held that are attended by local people and tourists, providing a unique experience of Bali's rich religious and cultural traditions.