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Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple), Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 3

By on September 2, 2015 in Indonesia

Besides the main bathing pools at Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple), there was also a large carp pond with some stunning fish in it…

Fish ponds at Pura Tirta Empul

Fish ponds at Pura Tirta Empul

That you could feed…

Feeding the fish at Pura Tirta Empul

Feeding the fish at Pura Tirta Empul

Scattered around the Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple) temple complex was a number of small shrines and places of worship.

Shrines

Shrines

Temple statues

Temple statues

The Lingga-yoni, which is a representation of a vagina or womb (yoni) and is the symbol of the Goddess Shakti (or Devi), the Hindu Divine Mother, and the male counterpart (Lingga), at Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple) looked a bit neglected. In the photo below the Lingga-yoni is the sculpture in the centre surrounded by the tarnished yellow ribbon.

Lingga-yoni - Pura Tirta Empul

Lingga-yoni – Pura Tirta Empul

The Lingga-yoni can be seen better in the photo below. The yoni is the flat section of the sculpture, and the lingga is the phallic rock structure in the centre.

Lingga-yoni

Lingga-yoni

Although the Lingga-yoni looked somewhat neglected it was still receiving offerings….

Temple offerings

Temple offerings

The craftsmanship at the temple was stunning…

However, what I had come to Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple) to see were the bathing pools.

FourSquare: Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple)

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