This tour is open to everyone, you do not need to be a certain religion or spiritual belief, or any spiritual belief, Balinese Hinduism welcomes all people. You may simply enjoy an interesting experience or come with your own goals of what you would like to cleanse or change in your life.
Wenten will pick you up from our hotel and drive you to the Temple in Suranadi, which is at the foothills of the mountains and approximately one hours drive through the local villages and countryside from Senggigi and just a little longer from Kuta, Lombok.
This is the largest Balinese Hindu Temple in Lombok, where there are five holy water springs. The name Suranadi means big spring: Sura = elephant and Nadi = spring.
Wenten will lead you into the temple and explain each step you will experience. The authorized Balinese Temple Priest leads the ceremony.
You will get changed to a special white ceremony sarong (wear your swimming costume underneath) before being led to a large pool that the holy spring water flows into. The water is bubbly, fresh and crystal clear coming from an underground spring. You will undergo a cleansing ceremony and spiritual purification process to bring balance and peace.
After drying off and getting changed back into your dry clothes you will wear another sarong with temple scarf. The priest will lead praying and offerings of fruit and incense will be made.
You will return to your hotel revitalized and refreshed. Some clients have had spiritual experiences, very personal to them, and have said they were inspired with what they received.
Wear: You will want to wear your swimming costume, (or underwear) under the special ceremony sarong that is worn into the water. You will get wet and the water is clear and refreshing.
Provided: The special white ceremony sarong to wear in the water, offerings and donation to the priest will be arranged by Wenten and is included in your tour fee.
Bring: Towel and clothes to easily change back into after the cleansing ceremony. A plastic bag to put your wet clothes. Non-slip thongs or shoes are good to wear as the ground is wet around the pool area. For the second stage of the ceremony you may bring your own sarong and temple scarf or you can purchase a sarong from Wenten if you do not have one.
Time: 4 hours
Note: This tour must be booked in advance so the arrangements can be made for your visit to the temple. This is an authentic temple visit that Wenten will guide you through.
Additional expenses: You may wish to buy a drink and lunch at the temple in the small warong where peanut sauce is home made for yummy Gado Gado (vegetables, mung bean, rice with peanut sauce).
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Further information about the beliefs:
In Hindu theology, there are the six enemies of the mind, the negative characteristics of which prevent people from attaining moksha or enlightenment. These are the fundamental tenets of Kali Yuga or the stage the world is currently going through. The more each individual fights the six enemies, the longer will be the life of Dharma or duty in this yuga. These enemies bind the soul to the process of birth and death and keep it confined in this material world.
The Sad Ripu or six enemies are:
काम् Lust or desire
मोह Emotional attachment or temptation
मात्सर्य Jealousy or envy
The cleansing process aims to purify the heart through Bakti (participation) to ensure universal peace and to bring understanding of the meaning of the love.