One fine day, we escorted our guests to visit one of the beautiful temple 60 minutes away from our resort Desa Pramana Swan at Desa Keramas Gianyar. after getting an invigorating massage at our Spa ( Pramana Spa Swan ) the driver was ready to take guests for journey.
Pura Gumang is located in Bugbug Village, Karangasem Regency, Bali. This temple has five Pengepon (Preservation) villages, namely Bugbug Village, Jasri Village, Bebandem Village, Ngis Village and Datah Village. These five villages have very strong emotional ties.
This Gumang Temple told story about I Dewa Gede who was a one from Java, who fell in love and settled in Bukit Juru (then it is now called Bukit Gumang), on this hill he became a farmer with all the residents lived in the hill. Because initially their agriculture relied solely on rain-fed water, I Dewa Gede did tapa brata (deep soul meditation) until finally the meditation succeeded, spring water appeared on the hill and of course their agricultural land became a suburb without rain-fed water again. That’s the story that developed in the area, as for the compilation we came to Bukit Gumang Temple but we did not find the springs in the story, the hill looks dry but under the hill still looks verdant rice fields even not broad.
Pura Gumang is located on the top of a hill, which can be reached by a 50 minute hike on foot from the main highway. This temple is guarded by a group of monkeys who not only roam the temples, but also forests in the hills and are often found while looking for food in a sacred place at the foot of the hill.
What’s interesting is that every Odalan in Pura Gumang you will find people from five villages even now from all over the island of Bali flocking to bring Banten, Canang ( offerings) and Babi Guling ( Suckling pigs). Here it is indeed famous for its Babi Guling offerings, you can even ask questions, and maybe the Pemedek (congregants) will increase and pass along the hill which is approximately 4 kilometers away carrying Pigs Bolsters and other worship tools. Arriving at the temple then thinly lined Pigs Bolsters scattered around the temple.
That is one of the strengths of cultural customs that exist in Gumang Temple, so it is not surprising that many tourists who come only see and some of the others do want to hunt for cultural beauty photos in Gumang Temple.