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.

Sep 16, 2023 - 14:00
Sep 24, 2023 - 14:40
Taman Beji Tample  Munduk Temu Pupuan
beji garden temple part of bunut tree next to water source (photo source: editorial collection)

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.

The history of the Taman Beji temple was originally discovered by a spring that has existed for a long time, who found the spring was Ida Bagus Aji Kakyang and Dewa Kakyang Rai who at that time simultaneously got a vision from a dream that there was a holy spring in 1947, so that the planned development or establishment of the Taman Beji temple was initiated by Ida Dagus Aji Kakyang and Dewa Kakyang Rai who were village elders as well as known for their magic in that year.

Angkul-angkul of Taman Beji Tamples (photo source: editorial collection)

In 1956 began to stick the turus lumbung made of sakti wood / dadap wood, and began the first piodalan ceremony of the fifth purnamaning in 1957, at that time there was a trance or commonly called kerahuan which shows that every water collection ceremony on the right side down there is a source of holy water beside which there is a bunut tree, That water is used as tirta in every ceremony until now called Taman Beji Temple, the spring remains stable discharge until now regardless of the season, At that time the beginning of the village population amounted to only 35 families, until now totaling 366 families.

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.