Going to Pura Goa Giri Putri (Giri Putri cave temple)
To reach Pura Goa Giri Putri we have to climb 110 steps to the cave’s mouth, after praying in the cave courtyard, then we will enter the entrance of cave which is very narrow, has a diameter of about 80 cm and grooved full of stone protrusions, So be careful when down the cave hole. When we reach the bottom of the cave we have to bend down and squat in a 3-meter long niche. But do not worry, once we are already inside, the capacity inside the cave can load up to 5000 visitors.
Pura Goa Giri Putri Location
Pura Goa Giri Putri is located in Suana village, Nusa Penida subdistrict, Klungkung regency. It can be reached 20 minutes east from the Port of Sampalan Nusa Penida. The location of Pura Goa Giri Putri is adjacent to the coastline, located at an altitude of 150 meters from sea level, and has a length of about 310 meters.
Hindu beliefs and functions of Pura Goa Giri Putri
Pura Goa Giri Putri is commonly used for meditation and religious ceremonies. The word Giri Putri is given for the largest cave in Nusa Penida. Giri which means hill and Putri which means woman. These words are given in connection with this holy cave as the shrine of Shiva with the manifestation of the goddess that has the nature of protecting, caring, and loving of human beings.
Hindus who worship, believe in ‘palinggih’ Dewi Gangga and ‘palinggih’ Dewi Kwan In, can heal them from illness, by asking the blessing of the goddess for healing (Usadha), so that this place is sacred and always kept its holiness.
Pura Goa Giri Putri is believed to be a place where Hindus improve their spirituality, such as tapa, yoga and semedi, so many people who come to this place got a grace of magical powers and able to bring magical powers.
In addition to praying, Hindus also beg for tirtha pangelukatan to usually be stored in a container and taken home, as a means of treatment for the sick family by way of melukat, there is a belief in the community that the water coming out of the springs in Pura Goa Giri Putri can heal Natural diseases and has supernatural powers.
With the charm of spiritual tourism owned by Pura Goa Giri Putri Make the tourists who visit Nusa Penida will be interested in coming to Pura Goa Giri Putri . However, for female tourists whose in their period week is forbidden to enter the cave area, tourists or anyone who visits are required to wear sarong and scarves, they must also keep the good attitude of words and behavior.
Stages of praying at Pura Goa Giri Putri
The first place of worship is by climbing dozens of stairs that become access to enter Giri Putri cave namely Pelinggih Ida Hyang Tri Purusa Lan Ganapati. Here are the stages of praying at Pura Goa Giri Putri, the first is Linggih Ida Hyang Tri Purusan and Ganapati, Linggih Ida Hyang Wisnu and Wasuki, Linggih Ida Hyang Dewi Gangga (place of melukat), Linggih Ida Hyang Giri Pati, Linggih Ida Hyang Giri Putri, and the last is Linggih Ida Hyang Siwa Amerta, Rambut Sedana, Ratu Mas Manik Melanting, Ratu Syahbandar, Dewi Kwan Im, Gods of Heaven and God of Earth.