Thursday, July 16, 2015

Goa Gajah - Bali



Bali

Bali - Intro
Uluwatu temple - Bali 
Mt. Batur - Bali
Batuan Temple - Bali
Taman Ayun Temple - Bali
Tanah lot Temple - Bali
 


Our next destination was Goa Gajah  which is located at village Bedulu . It is an ancient temple .Goa Gajah means “elephant cave” and the name is derived from lord Ganesha. This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva.

Goa Gajah





To reach the cave one has to walk down through step ramp. In front of cave there are two ponds with six female statues known as apsaras  pouring water and no one is allowed to take bath in the pond, visitors are allowed to wash hand and face with little water.




Holy Pound

Once you enter the cave, on your left side you will find a statue of Ganesha & on the right side there are three stoned shiva lingams covered with different coloured cloths.

Ganesha

Shiva lingams



When you move ahead and go down towards the river area you will get to see a ruined statue of Budha .As per local people this Budha temple was destroyed by the earthquake. 

Ruined statue of Budha

Ruined statue of Budha

Ruined statue of Budha


There is big tree in the premises of the temple which is also a center of attraction for the visitors because of its huge large roots at the bottom of the tree. We captured its beauty and moved ahead to explore the more about the temple.




On the way back we saw that they had stored the ruined parts of the temple. This showed their bhakti towards that temple. 




Cute kids - on the way to parking 

Climate was hot and humid we had some cold drinks & move ahead for our next destination which will be covered in next post.


20 comments :

  1. Amazing to find idols of Hindu Gods there. Great pics.

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  2. The mural behind you in the first picture and the tree roots look so fascinating.

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    1. Thanks for going through the post and liking it.

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  3. A place i would love to be because of my craze for ruins and historic sited. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for your comment. If you are interested in ruined sites visit Residency - Lucknow.

      http://maheshndivya.blogspot.in/2013/11/residency-lucknow-preserve-monument.html

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  4. amazing clicks... missed this post earlier... happy that I got to it :-) Cheers and thanks for sharing... Archana - www.drishti.co

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  5. Thank you for the tour, the cave entrance in the first pic looks so artistic..

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    1. Thanks Meghana for liking the post !

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  6. The roots and the 1st picture stole my heart. :)
    Go go Goa!

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