The Balinese religious calendar – a perpetual cycle of rites and offerings to maintain a delicate equilibrium between sekala (the tangible world) and niskala (the intangible, unseen world) – is based on deep and ancient principles of establishing harmony between humans, the earth and God. As such, it is the ideal location to realign your spiritual balance; to cleanse your soul and achieve harmony in your life.
Bali’s unique Sudamala Suites & Villas, Sanur has prepared a package specifically for those who seek a spiritual tune-up – to take a step back from the frenetic pace and information overload of modern life, to reconnect with nature, and to benefit from the healing, purifying essences of Balinese religion and culture. The ‘Purifying Waters’ package includes: two nights accommodation in a Deluxe Suite, Sudamala Sanur’s leading suite category for two persons (room category upgrades available for nominal fees); one-time two-course dinner for two persons with one glass of wine each at Ares Steak and Pasta restaurant; one-time 60-minute Balinese massage for two at Sudajiva Spa; daily breakfast; return airport transfers; and, most importantly, the ‘Purifying Waters’ experience at Tirta Sudamala Temple in Bangli – including English-speaking guide, private car, temple donation, purification in the temple waters and lunch of local delicacies. The entire package is priced at IDR 5.500.000++ (excluding tax and service charges) or IDR 6.655.000 net (including tax and service charges).
Pure pampering: A signature massage for two awaits couples at Sudajiva Spa, part of the Purifying Waters package
Meaning ‘purifying water’ in ancient Sanskrit, Tirta Sudamala is a location of great religious importance to the Balinese. Located on a river valley with verdant hillsides draped with dense jungle, the pilgrimage to the site will take guests to a side of Bali rarely seen by outsiders. The temple’s perpetually flowing, clear waters spring from deep within the earth – pure, clear water which nourishes the soil and trees, and creates a peaceful, beautiful location for cleansing and purifying.
Tirta Sudamala temple is located in Bangli, around one hour’s drive from Sanur, in the same region as Bali’s most holy temple, Besakih. It is said that those who are struggling with life’s challenges will benefit from bathing in the waters, which wash away ambiguity and lead to spiritual awakening. The waters of Tirta Sudamala are also believed to cure illnesses, cleanse aura and remove troublesome mala spirits. It is an ideal location for praying, meditation and reflection.
‘We wanted to share a side of Bali that people may not have seen before,’ said Sudamala Resorts’ Director, Emily Subrata. ‘Sudamala Resorts are well known for our arts and cuisine, but we wanted to offer something new; an authentic experience that would bring guests into contact with the living culture of the destination. Tirta Sudamala is a very special, holy location and it is a great thrill to be able to introduce guests to this unique spiritual journey,’ said Ms Subrata.
Pure Renewal: Tirta Sudamala, from which Sudamala Resorts takes its name, is an ancient wellspring used for purification rituals unchanged for hundreds of years.
For more information and reservations see: www.sudamalaresort.com