Pilgrims awaiting purification   Manukaya, Bali   ++
March 8, 2019   Friday   11:53Mar 8, 2019   11:53
X-Pro2   18-55   18 mm   f/5.6   1/500 sec    ISO 1000
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Tirta Empul, or the water temple, has a mountain spring and a bath. The large rectangular bath is fed by the spring via a row of water spouts. The spring is adjacent, you can walk over and see the water pushing up from under the ground. The bath is used by pilgrims for what they call purification. Pilgrims stand in long snaking lines in the water as they wait to dip their heads below the water spouts. Some bring offerings which are placed adjacent to the spouts. After they bow under the water of the first spout they continue moving down the line to the rest of the spouts.

Pilgrims awaiting purification
Manukaya, Bali  ++
X-Pro2   18-55   18 mm   f/5.6   1/500 sec    ISO 1000

Tirta Empul, or the water temple, has a mountain spring and a bath. The large rectangular bath is fed by the spring via a row of water spouts. The spring is adjacent, you can walk over and see the water pushing up from under the ground. The bath is used by pilgrims for what they call purification. Pilgrims stand in long snaking lines in the water as they wait to dip their heads below the water spouts. Some bring offerings which are placed adjacent to the spouts. After they bow under the water of the first spout they continue moving down the line to the rest of the spouts.