Lempuyang temple located east of the island of Bali and in the Mount gamongan, 22 kilometers from Amlapura, Amlapura located about 95 kilometers from Kuta. These include the oldest temples in Bali. Estimated to have existed since the time of the pre-Hindu-Buddhist shrine which is made of stone.
In concept Nawa Sanga Gods, this temple is Lord Iswara Palace. This temple is divided into three mandalas from bottom to top of the Lempuyang Sor, Lempuyang Madya, and Lempuyang Luhur. Of the three Lempuyang, Pura Luhur Lempuyang is at the highest position.
Based ejection Markandeya Purana. Lempuyang temple founded by Markandeya around the 8th century. At that time Markandeya ekeprluan make buildings for worship while providing Hinduism. The building is expected to be at the location of the current Associate Lempuyang Pura, here he is known as Lord Ginjaya.
Is still very difficult to uncover history Pura Lempuyang clearly. Due to the strong data is hard to come by. So far only obtained data on Lempuyang Pura Luhur. It also indirectly, from such sources, there are two things you mentioned, namely Gunung Lempuyang and Sang Hyang Gnijaya. In the Java language word meaning gamongan Lempuyang gamongan mountain or hill. Various ancient sources mention that Lempuyang Pura is one of three major temples in addition to Pura Ulun Danu Batur and Besakih.
There are some restrictions when entering the temple. Restrictions that if breached can be bad. These restrictions is to say the rough on the way to Pura Luhur Lempuyang. If you want to get there, since the beginning of our thoughts, words and deeds must be holy.
In addition, women who are menstruating, breast-feeding and children should not be entered into the temple to pray especially there. Also, people who want to pray should not be carrying gold jewelery and bringing pork to area Lempuyang Pura Luhur.
One interesting and is something special in Lempuyang Pura Luhur is in the middle of the temple there is a small bamboo grove. After the prayer, the bamboo trees cut by the guards to get the holy water is called tirtha seclusion.