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The Daily Life of Tanah Lot People PDF Print E-mail

The Tanah Lot people, especially those who follow the Hindu religion, are a unique people. There uniqueness is event more apparent when it is adapted to the lifestyle of the third millennium. As a krama, or as a member of a village attending a traditional meeting in the village, a Tanah Lot people can appear ‘nyaput’, wearing their traditional costume, even is just previously, they may have been in a meeting business partner, wearing neck-ties and suit in an exlusive hotel. It is also normal for a supple, beautiful tanah lot girl, who dances at the banjar or at the temple, or even in a hotel could have been panting the wall of the building, or selling marchandise at the market in sweatpants, that same afternoon.

From examples like these, it may seem as if the people of tanah lot live with two diferent personalities. But, in reality, they look at this as a way a carrying out there daily life, or as an effort in cultivating their karma. Tingkah manut swadarma, or conduct according to one’s position, is a teaching that is held strongly by most tanah lot people in carrying out there karma. Because of this, it is very possible that a girl who works as a shopkeeper, whose existence is nothing significant amongst the crowd in te market, may be the centre of attention as a dancer of the Rejang at the time of worship in a ritual held at the temple


Feng Shui a la Tanah Lot Peoples PDF Print E-mail

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The position of a house compound and its surrounding environments are important aspect to be considered when a tanah lot people want to buy a land for a house compound or determining the position or the layout of the house compound. There are some taboos in relation with determining the position of the house compound that based on Asta Kosala Kosali ( Balinese Feng Shui) manuscript and widely observed by tanah lot peoples. Among those taboos the most important are:It is dangerous to have a house compound that facing a road line, this position is called “tumbak rurung” literally in English means ” speared by the road”.


There is a belief that invisible supernatural beings that also use the road and unfortunately they can only move in straight line. Since the position of a “tumbak rurung” house compound is just like blocking the road, than the invisible being can enter the house, and making trouble to inhabitant of the house compound. Tanah Lot peoples who has a house compound in this position usually build a small shrine just in front of the house toward the direction of the road. At and put offering daily on it to appease the incoming invisible beings.


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