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									about bali

Tanah Lot is a rock formation of the Indonesian island of Bali.It's home
of a pilgrimage temple, "The Pura Tanah Lot" literally means "Tanah Lot
Temple" and popular tourist and culture icon for photography and general
exoticism.
Located in Tabanan regency, about 20 km from Denpasar, the temple sits on
a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years
by the ocean tide. Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 15th
century priest "Danghyang Nirartha". During his travel along the south
coast he saw the rock-island beautiful setting and rested there. Some
fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on
the little island. Letter he spoke to the fishermen and told the to build
a shrine on the rock for he felt it to be a holly place to worship the
Balinese sea Gods.
The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology
for centuries. The temple is one of "Seven Sea Temple"..

keris
The Keris is an asymmetrical dagger or sword nowadays most strongly
associated with the culture of Bali.The Keris is famous for its
distinctive wavy blade (Luk),but many have straight blades as well.The
numbers of Luks is always odd numbered,raged from three to thirteen
waves,however there is also Luks that reach 29. Keris can be divided into
three parts : bilah(blade),hulu(hilt),and warangka(sheath). These parts
are the object of art,often carved in meticulous details and made from
various materials : metal,precious types of wood to gold or ivory. A Kris
aesthetic value covers the dhapur(the form and design of the blade,with
around 150 variants),the pamor(the pattern of metal alloy decoration on
the blade,with around 60 variants)and "tanguh" referring to the age and
origin of a KERIS.

								
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