Narmada Park Lombok Reviews
“A park and a Temple” Apr 30, 2013
After visited Sukarara village now we continue to visit Narmada Park. Narmada park is a park that serves as a place of worship and ritual of the Hindus. The park is located in the Village Lembuah, District Narmada, West Lombok regency, about 10 km east of Mataram. If using public transport, travel time approximately 30 minutes. Narmada Park is a tourist attraction that can not be separated from Karang Asem kingdom of glory when in power in Mataram region.
The 2-hectare park was built in 1727 by the king of Mataram Lombok, Anak Agung Ngurah Karangasem,as an alternative site for the Rinjani Pakelem ceremony held every full moon Çaka fifth year. In addition to being a place of ceremony, when the dry season comes, Narmada Park serve as a resting place. Because that's still storing historical value, which attracts tourists to come visit.
In addition, the appeal is over Narmada Park pond. It is said, that by washing or drinking the water in the pool will keep you young! Interested in this trust, the tourists who come will also spend the time to soak in the pool. Unmitigated, they soak sometimes for 4 hours.
Apparently, not only tourists who are interested in Narmada water in the pond, but also people around the park. Most of them will take the water from the park and take home. Usually water is used for bathing, as the water is believed to tighten the skins loose to the body. So, do not be surprised when visiting this park, you will see a pool crowded with visitors.
Intrigued by the water which is said to be ageless, research on water content were performed. Well, from the research, it turns out the water from the fountain in the park has a high mineral content. This might make anyone look fresh after using the water bath in Narmada Park pond.
Narmada also has other areas,namely Kelasa Temple. Kelasa Temple that is one of the oldest in Lombok is named after Mount Kelasa, also the terraces and steps up to the temple are to represent Mount Rinjani this was so that the king in later life was still able to worship the Pakelem ceremony. Also built were Swimming pools and ornamental pools that represented the lakes and springs of Rinjani. This temple was built oriented toward the summit of Mount Rinjani and its lake Segara Anak.
The temple is still use as a place of ceremony to this day.
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