This temple called Pura Goa Lawah because inside there is a large cave inhabited by thousands of bats. In the Balinese language, the word means Lawah bat. In terms of religion, where the bat was no relationship to what the revered Hindu community in Bali. In Balinese belief, Pura Goa Lawah is a palace in the manifestation of God as God of the Sea.
Ancient sources say that the temple was built on the initiative Lawah Goa MPU Kuturan the XI century and expanded in the XV century.
The belief among all Hindus in Bali said that the spirits of the dead must be holy through a series of ceremonies. End of the ceremony is a district officer atma. During the ceremony the people performing the ceremony Nyegara-Mount as cover. They are sacred spirits at Pura Goa Lawah then residing at Pura Besakih.
Of other concepts, Pura Besakih on Mount Agung and Temple Goa Lawah a linga-yoni symbol. The second temple is an element that causes kejiadian creation of the universe. In this temple, right at the mouth of the cave are shrines studio as worship the Supreme Lord. Three Overlapping Meru as the intersection of Lord Andakasa. There gedong Limasari to worship the Hyang Basuki and Dewi Sri gedong Limascatu to worship the God or Lord Tengahing Wsinu Segara. Both the temple is a symbol of God’s power in the member prosperity to mankind.
Pura Goa Lawah located on the edge of the highway that connects between Klungkung and Karangasem. This temple is very easy to find. Visiting this temple, but can see the uniqueness of the temple, you can also enjoy the beauty of the beaches that lie beside the highway. Ticket prices you have to pay to go to Pura Goa Lawah only for Rp3000 per person.