Goa Garba

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Goa Garba is located in Banjar Sawa Gunung, Pejeng Kelod village, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali lies under the Pengukur-Ukuran Temple, above the Pakerisan River. It is a natural site that exudes calm estimated to have been built in the 12th century during the reign of King Jaya Pangus.

Goa means “cave” and Garba means “in the belly of the earth”. Goa Garba exudes calmness and is believed to be the meditation site of the giant Kebo Iwa, an ancient Balinese Hindu military leader. Kebo Iwa came here to meditate and acquire power when he aspired to be the military leader of the ancient kingdom of Bedahulu. He got the job and became so powerful that even the powerful prime minister of the kingdom, Ki Pasung Grigis, couldn’t defeat him.

Upon entering the cave, visitors will find several large rocks. On one of these stones lies a footprint larger than that of an average adult. Locals believe it was the footprint of Kebo Iwa.

There is a small area that where water, which comes from the nearby hot springs, can be seen dripping from the surface. Located approximately 10 kilometers from Central Ubud, this site is quite accessible.

Goa Garba
Pejeng Village, East Ubud, Gianyar Bali

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