Pakendungan Temple Ceremony During Kuningan
Temple ceremony at Pakendungan falls on Saturday Kliwon Kuningan, June 18, 2022, which coincides with Kuningan Day. Starting from yesterday, a series of religious ceremonies such as the ngebejian ceremony were held. At 11.30 pm, a raid ceremony was held from Puri Kediri, which brought the Bendesa Sakti keris which was stored in Puri Kediri. After the pengrebegan ceremony, continued with ngaturang piodalan which took place at 2 pm. The closing ceremony of the piodalan or ngelebar is held from 8-11 pm.
The scorching heat does not affect the intentions of the prayer or visitors to come to Tanah Lot. Both for praying and for traveling. Hindus who come to the Pakendungan Temple come from various regions in Bali. Hindu people have started arriving to perform prayers at 04.00 in the morning local time. The crowds began to appear at 10:00 am, and peaked at 14:00 pm until the evening. For merchant settings, it has been more disciplined. Traders are not allowed to sell around the temple area to provide comfort for prayer who want to pray.
The temple ceremony at Pakendungan temple will take place or stretch for 3 consecutive days, namely until Tuesday, June 21, 2022. In addition to the large number of prayer who take part in the Tanah Lot Tourist Attraction, it is also filled with other visitors who come from outside the island of Bali and of course from local. Bali. They come to Tanah Lot Tourist Attraction to spend the holidays during Kuningan Day and the ongoing school holidays. Tanah Lot Tourist Attraction parking is filled with visitor vehicles ranging from motorbikes, cars, to buses. This is because visitors still feel safe and comfortable in Tanah Lot. In addition, the religious atmosphere in Tanah Lot seems to add a cool and calm aura, so that visitors and pemedek feel comfortable and not affected by any conditions outside the context of visiting and praying for an abundance of health and fortune in their lives.