Beji (Holy Spring Water)

Post on 22 December 2021 | Dilihat 1450 Kali

Another uniqueness that can be found in the tourist village of Kenderan is the existence of eleven beji scattered throughout the village of Kenderan. Beji is a complex (which is usually a temple on a small scale) with celebbutan (holy spring) as the main object. Beji was built as a place to perform a pratima purification ceremony before the piodalan ceremony is held at a temple.

It is also a place to perform water healing rituals related to a person's illness. Each beji has specificity and uniqueness according to its location and function. But in general, beji is a special place of worship of goddess Ganga.

The eleven Beji are:

  1. Beji pasiraman dedari at tempekan lumbung – dlod blungbang
  2. Beji pura hyang sakti
  3. Beji pura batan waru
  4. Beji pura pucak gunaksa
  5. Beji pura taman sari dedari kendran
  6. Beji pura banjar pande
  7. Beji pura damukeling
  8. Beji pura puseh/manuaba village
  9. Beji pura dalem manuaba
  10. Beji pura taman, goa yeh daha dukuh
  11. Beji pura telaga waja banjar kepitu.

The Mythology of Eleven Beji in Kenderan Village

In general, Beji in Bali is a place of worship for Sang Hyang Dewi Ganga. However, it is the history, stories and mythology of each that makes the difference between one beji and another. Also often associated with the location / place.
Here are 11 beji in the kenderan tourist village with all their uniqueness.

1. Beji Pasiraman Dedari

This Beji is located in Tempekan Barn, Banjar Delod Blungbang area. In the lontar usana bali it is stated: during the flight, king maya denawa changed his form to dedari kendran before being killed by god indra's troops. This place is now a place for worshiping and asking for holy water for the needs of local residents and residents outside the village, if there are ceremonies such as tawur agung, turning oaths and the like, with special ceremonial facilities in the form of selem (black) duck salaran. The location is on the banks of the Petanu river which has beautiful natural panorama. Not only that, at the southern tip of Tempekan Lumbung, there is an area of tropical forest with lots of monkeys surrounded by views of stretched rice terraces, namely the Hyang Bukit area.

Mythology at a glance the history of the existence of Beji Pasiraman Dedari, told by the king Maya Denawa who was very powerful but arbitrary and angry in ruling his kingdom. So that the god Indra felt the need to come down to earth to fight the tyrant king in order to save mankind. In the war against the army of the god Indra, after feeling pressured, while on the run, with his supernatural powers, Maya Denawa changed forms to outwit the army of the god Indra.

However, the prime minister, Kala Mong, as the war chief of the god Indra, knew about Maya Denawa's deception and continued to pursue him to the northwest. Suddenly turned into a pumpkin (siluk taboo now). Then chased towards the southwest, turned into an angel who was bathing in a beautiful garden bath. This park was then named Siramandari Park.
Then chased to the northeast, turned into a big chicken (manukraya) and the place was named Manukaya village.
Related to the mythology above, in fact, in this seed area, sometimes magical characteristics are felt, that is, it smells good even though at that time it is not spring.

There are springs in the direction of the village (the four cardinal directions), some appear towards the north, east, south and west. Siramandari Park is right in the middle.

2. Beji Pura Hyang Sakti

Hyang Sakti Temple is believed to be the place where Ida Brahmin Manuaba stood for the first time when he first set foot in the Manuaba area. This temple is located at the northeastern tip of Manuaba village. The uniqueness of this temple - as told by jro mangku chess - that at that time there was a very poisonous snake called lelipi maya. Thanks to the supernatural power of Ida Brahmin, this snake can be killed. Then this place was named Hyang Sakti. Still in one complex, there is a holy spring called Beji Pura Hyang Sakti.
After feeling safe, he moved to the location of the Griya Sakti Manuaba temple now in order to be able to serve the people better.

3. Beji Pura Gunung Tata Batan Waru

Beji in is located in subak uma gunung which is believed to be the first settlement in manuaba. It is said that in ancient times, there was an epidemic of mrana (poison) from fire ants. Because it was very disturbing, the mrana was neutralized by ida brahmana manuaba. As a sign of ate China, a temple was built in that place which was later called Pura Batan Waru as Purasubak Uma Gunung. Bejinya is located on the east side where the water is used as a place to ask for tirtha for the needs of the local subak. Not infrequently it is also a place for water healing rituals (melukat).

4. Beji Pura Pucak di Br Gunaksa

It is Beji Subak Temple which is believed to be the first bathing place built by Ida Brahmin Griya Sakti Manuaba. As a form of devotion to the Brahmin, until now, Banjar Gunaksa residents take holy water to offer to the Griya Sakti Temple during piodalan with the ngaturang tirtha ening mepeed every 210 days.

5. Beji Pura Taman Sari Dedari Kendran

Located on the eastern slope of Banjar Kendran with green views around it. It is believed to be the garden of the seven dedari kendrans. And as a place for local residents to nunas tirta for ceremonial purposes and physical and spiritual rituals. Those who work as dancers before studying or performing, always ask for a blessing/spirit from Sanghyang Dedari Kendran.

6. Beji Pura Br Pande

Located on the western slopes of Banjar Pande with green forest. As a place for nunas tirta for the needs of all the temples located in Banjar Pande and as a cleansing (purification) by the surrounding residents.

7. Beji Pura Damukeling

The location is in the northwest of the old uma subak and not far from the location of the sarcophagus site. This Beji is very popular among the local people because it is used as a place for melasti (pratima purification) during alit piodalan at the Griya Sakti Manuaba Temple. The spiritual aura of this beji is quite high which is supported by the natural surroundings which are still beautiful and well maintained. Many local residents come to this beji to perform the melukat ritual or just to take a bath after a day of working in the fields. The journey to get there is also very pleasing to the eye with views of rice fields and rice terraces.


8. Beji Pura Desa dan Pura Puseh Manuaba

Located west of the sarcophagus site in the old uma subak. To beji, the mekiyis procession (ceremony of picking up holy water and pratima purification) is carried out during piodalan at Puseh Temple and Manuaba Village Temple. Along the way, you will be treated to views of vast green rice fields. This path is also a trekking route for tourists who want to enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside.


9. Beji Pura Dalem Manuaba

Before going to the location of Beji Pura Dalem, we will cross the Mrajapati Temple and the sacred pond of Sri Bagendra Park, which is located at the Jaba Dalem Temple. The location of Beji Pura Dalem is located on the bank of the Tungkang River. Like other beji, this beji is also a place for nunas tirtha (holy water) for purposes at the manuaba dalem temple.


10. Beji Pura Taman – Goa Yeh Daha Dukuh

Located on the edge of the banjar dukuh on the edge of the tungkang river. The place is quite unique, a mix of springs and caves. It is believed to be a place to worship Sanghyang Pradana or Dewi Ganga. According to the local jromangku it is also mentioned as Bagendra Park and is believed to be the place of enthronement/melukat of the ancestors of the hamlet priests.

Now it is used as a place for mekiyis, temples for the great dukuh and other kahyangan in the dukuh banjar. One unique thing about this beji, is that if someone crosses the road beside this beji, if they have evil intentions, they will quickly be exposed. This incident has been proven many times. And to the north there is an old cave with clear springs coming out of the rocks called the yeh daha cave (yeh bajang / first water) which the local community believes is a place of eternal youth.
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11. Beji Pura Telaga Waja

The biggest beji in Kenderan village is located in Banjar in Kepitu. Located on the edge of the river Tungkang. Drinking water supplier for Ubud and its surroundings. Built in the 10th century as the hermitage center of the Kasogatan Buddhist priest, for hundreds of years it has been a place for ascetics to attain moksa. In ancient times it was widely known to the island of Java.

Written in the classic Negarakretagama script by Mpu Prapanca in the 13th century AD, in Java it is known as talaga dwaja. The marker is in the form of archeological evidence with the discovery of niches and there is a seal relief shaped like the letter h carved on the southern wall. There are two sacred ponds, the topmost of which is the place where the gods and goddesses chant and the second pond is the place for the widyadara widyadari. This Beji is a very important and sacred place for melukat.

The local people believe that it is a place of worship to open the path to enlightenment and ask for a baby. Residents of Subak Batu often ask for rain blessings for their rice fields in Beji Telaga Waja. If you want to do melukat, it is hoped that you will be guided by a jro mangku or accompanied by local residents, because the rules for the melukat ritual here are very strict which have been passed down from generation to generation.

Pemedek or visitors are required not to violate the temple dress as follows:

  1. It is forbidden to bathe, make cuts or do other activities in the two sacred pools in the upper court. The place to bathe or melukat is in the solas shower (eka dasa tirtha) in the lower court.
  2. If you are bathing or doing melukat, you are prohibited from wearing kamen or any clothing, you must be naked.
  3. Menstruating women are prohibited from being in the temple area.
  4. Do not sit in the alcoves around it.

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