Pura Kaprusan

If you came to Lombok you will not only be able to experience Lombok life but at the same time you will also taste the twist of Bali. Lombok was colonized by Balinese Kingdom in the past. As a result, Lombok hosts about 10% of Hindus and about 90% of Muslims. The twist of Bali in Lombok is clearly portrayed by some tradition, temples and or some historical sites.

In the northern part of Senggigi hides unfamous little temple called Kaprusan. This 200 m2 temple stands firmly on the black rocks under some big trees. This temple was built in the 7th century by Danghyang Dwi Jendra—the one who introduced Hindus teaching in Lombok for the first time. For Danghyang Dwi Jendra Kaprusan is the second point where his boat anchored. He sailed from Bali to Malimbu then to Kaprusan which was in the past known as Tanjung Bukur. He continued his journey to Batu Bolong, Batu Layar and traveled to the heart of Lombok.

Parting from its function as a sacred place, Kaprusan is also known as a sacred spot for sunset. The mix of prays, smells of sacred offerings, the roar of waves and the twilight of the sun creates perfect ambience that send a golden piece of the day to the eyes holder. In the down part of the temple, the stoned terrace is opened and adored with a little shrine that faces ocean. Meanwhile in the northern part, a short coast line that’s mostly empty can be a perfect place to walk around. This place extremely fits for you who seek for tranquility.

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