Banyu Pinaruh is one of the key events held during Saraswati celebrations in Bali. The event is celebrated every 210 days in accordance with the Balinese Calendar.
At the core of this event is the celebration of the virtue of knowledge and the role it plays in the present day world.
Banyu Pinaruh Festival 2017 Dates & Tanah Lot Temple, Bali Indonesia
As a cultural ritual that is part of the traditions in Bali, the event is characterised by gathering of the locals in the early morning at any of the following locations: the river banks, the shores of the lake or at the beach. Taking a bath at these locations is believed to rejuvenate the body and get rid of the mundane feeling that comes from day to day activities.
This is often accompanied by the offering of sacrifices prior to the bath session. Tanah Lot Temple, one of Bali’s most famous sea temple, is a favourite destination for Banyu Pinaruh, so visitors who would like to join the locals can make a stopover at this intricate sea temple.
Tanah Lot Temple is a unique temple that is perched on a rocky outcrop over the sea. Located near North Kuta, this temple is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Bali. To get to the temple, you will walk through a number of stalls selling all kinds of food, drinks and souvenirs. Be prepared to haggle for souvenirs, as the prices are “tourist prices” and can often be negotiated down.