Hindu temple in Bali is a manifestation of worship of deities that are believed to bring positive things for humans. The role and function of a temple in Bali had more than doubled, namely as a place to worship, pray as well as places traveled. One was the temple Lempuyang located in the eastern part of Bali in the top of hill bis bis
Lempuyang temple is the oldest temple in Bali. In the conception of Dewata Nawa Sanga or Nine Gods rulers of nine of the wind, the temple is a dedicatted to god Iswara.Lempuyang temple itself is divided into three mandala is Lempuyang Sor, Lempuyang Madya and Lempuyang Luhur. Based on the ejection Rsi Markandeya Purana, Lempuyang temple founded by rsi Markandeya around the 8th century AD At that time Rsi Markandeya make a pesantrian or school for purposes of worship once preached the teachings of Hinduism.
Pesantrian are estimated to be at the location of the current Associate Lempuyang temple madya, where here he was known as Bhatara Gnijaya.
The historical aspect of this temple becomes difficult because the data revealed a strong hard to find. But so far there are two important things concerning this Lempuyang temple namely Gunung Lempuyang and Sang Hyang Gnijaya. Meaning of the word “Lempuyang” itself in the terminology of Java means Mount gamongan. In a Lempuyang sources said that the temple is one of the three major temples in addition to Besakih and Ulun Danu Batur.
To enter this temple there are a number of restrictions that must not be violated because it would be bad or fatal. Abstinence question is avoid bad words as usely will visit holy places and purified. Likewise, this temple visitors must clean up all his heart.
Lempuyang temple is located in the Peak Hill bisbis karangasem regency about 7 km from tirtagangga water palace or about 15 kilometers from the capital city of Karangasem, Amlapura.