Holy Oasis For Purifying Your Body & Mind
Water temples, such as Sebatu Temple, play an important role in the lives of Balinese people. Unlike my life in Australia where I would normally visit such places during weekends or holidays, here in Bali visits to water temples are part of a daily ritual.
No matter where in the world you are right now, I’d like to take you on a journey across Bali and show you the magnificent Sebatu Water Temple.
Quiet Oasis Out Of This World Known As Sebatu Temple
Sebatu Temple was established in the 11th century. Can you believe that? The place has a special charm and it’s so undisturbed and quiet that the moment you enter the complex you feel like you are stepping into a different world. The place is surrounded with pools where you can usually find locals bathing in the holy water. We also found a couple of pools with crystal clear water filled with koi fish.
It felt so calming to get away from all the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives and surrender yourself to these new sensations.
The biggest part of our visit to the Sebatu Temple was marked by spending the time in the holy water and performing the rituals – washing our heads, faces, and bodies three times and then drinking the water three times. All this was done in silence and it felt like the silence itself was some sort of a language that connected all of us Sebatu visitors. After this, we left flower offerings at the thresholds of the pools and went on to pray.
This whole experience left me feeling humble and peaceful in my heart and mind. It’s amazing what effect the calming energy of the entire place had on us. It was magnificent!
If you ever find yourself visiting Bali, do take time to visit Sebatu Water Temple and experience not only its beautiful sights but also its purifying energy.
I’m sure there are a lot of similar places with restorative energy in your surroundings, so find me on my YouTube channel and share your stories.
With love from my kitchen to yours,
Chef Cynthia Louise xx