Taman Saraswati Temple and Kecak Dance



Pura Taman Saraswati is a remarkable Balinese Hindu water sanctuary given to the Hindu Goddess Saraswati in Ubud. Taman Saraswati Temple is a very amazing stopover that is located along the road around the city of Ubud, inside the Taman Saraswati Temple you will see a lake piled with pink lotus in bloom.


The front of the Taman Saraswati Temple is like a home to a magnificent lotus pond. The water that fills this pond is obtained from an irrigation scheme that provides water to green rice fields located in the upper area of   the city.

Taman Saraswati Temple Located in the center of Ubud, Taman Saraswati Temple is easily accessible. For tickets Entrance to the temple is free, however, you must wear a sarong to cover your knees and corners. Tops that cover the shoulders and abdomen are also mandatory.


Taman Saraswati is a temple which was built around 1955 by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad who was commissioned by Prince Ubud, to honor Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, education and art in Hinduism. Pura Taman Saraswati Temple building itself is located in a large lotus pond. If you visit at night you will usually find a Balinese classical dance performance in front of the Saraswati Temple.

If you come to the temple after the afternoon, then you will see a kecak dance performance held here which starts at 19:30 every day. You will be charged an entrance fee of approximately Rp. 80,000 per person if you want to directly see the Kecak dance performance in the temple area. Or you can also enjoy the performance from Lotus Cafe without the entrance fee. It's just that tourists have to pay to order dinner with prices around Rp. 200,000. So come and have dinner here and watch the show.




Pura Taman Saraswati Temple was built to conform to the Tri Mandala rules, which is a temple structure concept. The design of the Taman Saraswati Temple consists of three zones of divine mandala arranged according to the sacred hierarchy, this zone itself consists of Nista mandala, Madya mandala, and Utama mandala.



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- Nista Mandala is the outer zone which is the entrance to the temple from outside the environment. This zone is usually in the form of a park or field, can be used for dance performances or preparation for religious ceremonies. Before entering Mandala Nista, there is Candi Bentar, which serves as a general selection.

- Madya Mandala or also called the middle zone where people do activities and supporting facilities. In this zone there are Bale Kul-kul, Bale Gong, Wantilan, Bale Pesandekan, and Perantenan. In some temples, Bale Kul-kul and Perantenan are in Nista Mandala.

- Main Mandala is the deepest zone, and is the most sacred place of a temple. To be able to enter this place, people must go through Kori Agung or Candi Kurung with 3 doors. The main door is located in the middle, while the other two doors flank the main door. In this zone there are Padmasana, Pelinggih, Meru, Bale Piyasan, Bale Pepelik, Bale Panggungan, Bale Pawedan, Bale Murda, and Gedong Penyimpenan.



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Taman Saraswati Temple Location

The location of Taman Saraswati Temple is located on Jalan Kajeng, Ubud. The location of Taman Saraswati Temple is close to Lotus Cafe. If you depart from Kuta Beach Bali heading to Pura Taman Saraswati Ubud, it takes about 1 hour 30 minutes to travel.



BEST TIME TO VISIT:

OPENING HOURS:
8.00 - 18.00

CEREMONY (Piodalan) or special Hindu days:

October 13, 2018, Saraswati Day
December 7, 2019, Saraswati Day

*) You cannot enter the inside of the temple. Just explore the beautiful garden.

BALI DANCE SHOW / KECAK DANCE:

 
7:30 p.m.

*) You better arrive at 19:00 or 7 PM to get the best seat / position.
Taman Saraswati Temple and Kecak Dance Taman Saraswati Temple and Kecak Dance Reviewed by sandro on Friday, September 27, 2019 Rating: 5

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