Pulaki Temple

Pulaki Temple

Pulaki Temple is associated with Hindu priest Danghyang Nirartha’s journey a long time ago. At that time, Danhyang Nirartha’s wife was tired of her travels and asked her husband to be allowed to rest here until her health recovered. Danghyang Nirartha allowed his wife to stay in Pulaki accompanied by her daughter and her son. Meanwhile, Danhyang Nirartha continued his journey. Danhyang Nirartha’s wife passed away at this place after waiting for her husband for a long time. The locals then built a temple named Pulaki Temple as a place of worship to the Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa (God).

There are some researchers who argued that the real Pulaki Temple was actually in the woods. The present temple today is thought to be a copy because the citizens dare not enter the forest because of wild animals.

This temple is located in Banyu Poh Village, Grokgak – North Bali, about 50 kilometers from Singaraja or about 1 hour drive from Giliamanuk.

The monkeys here are very naughty, they often steal visitors possesions. For this reason, the place of worship or shrines is lined with wire nets, so the offerings are not stolen by those monkeys.