Sacred Spring by Angie Muccillo

Pura Tirta Empul, Bali

For more than a thousand years, Balinese worshipers have been drawn to Pura Tirta Empul, whose sacred spring is said to have been created by Indra and to have curative properties. The tradition continues almost unchanged at the temple today.

Legend has it that the sacred spring was created by the god Indra. His forces had been poisoned by Mayadanawa, so he pierced the earth to create a fountain of immortality to revive them.

An inscription dates the founding of a temple at the site to 926 AD. Ever since – for more than a thousand years – the Balinese have come to bathe in the sacred waters for healing and spiritual merit. Source

My work embodies an appreciation of the beauty and wonder of life that surrounds me. The images in this gallery portray everyday subjects that captivate me, bring me joy or that strike a nostalgic cord. My art tends to be aesthetic in nature and reflects what I find visually and emotionally stirring. For me photography is a meditative process that awakens my senses, induces a sense of inner calm and allows me to completely lose myself in the present moment.

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  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture, Angie :))

  • Thanks so much Colleen :-)

    – Angie Muccillo

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Stephanie :-)

    – Angie Muccillo

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 4 years ago


  • Thak you kindly Simone!

    – Angie Muccillo

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickiover 4 years ago

    Really nice!

  • Thanks so much Mojca!

    – Angie Muccillo

  • hannes cmarits
    hannes cmaritsover 4 years ago


  • Hannes thank you :-)

    – Angie Muccillo

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks Antanas :-)

    – Angie Muccillo

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 4 years ago

    Lovely image, Angie. The traditions and legends are what make me so keen to see Bali! Hopefully one day!..

  • Thanks Mel, that’s what makes me keen to go back..hope you get to Bali one day :-))

    – Angie Muccillo

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    This is just fabulous.

  • Thanks so much Big Cat :-)

    – Angie Muccillo

  • Naveen  Sharma
    Naveen Sharmaover 4 years ago

    Excellent Shot!

  • Thanks so much Naveen :-)

    – Angie Muccillo

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    oh awesome Ang, love the moment you captured here!

  • Thanks heaps Parmi! :-)

    – Angie Muccillo

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