Goa Gajah, known as the Elephant Cave Temple is located on the Island of Bali, a highlight of our Day Trip. We learned it dates as far back as the 11th century. Built on a hillside where two streams met to form a river junction, the site was deemed sacred and the temple was built for prayer.
Elephant Cave Temple
The cave is surrounded by an intricately carved relief of the hillside with animal sculptures. The entrance into the cave is through the huge mouth of a demon. Part of the fun for us was dressing in these sarongs in order to enter…given to us a no charge.
Ganesh, Elephant Headed Hindu God
A few yards away there is a pond of Patirtaan, a place to take holy water for the ceremony. This holy pond is completed by the statues equipped by showers in the form of Angels.