Campuhan of Ubud: The Significance of Pita Maha Resort and Spa’s Location

December 2nd, 2009

Campuhan of Ubud: The Significance of Pita Maha Resort and Spa’s Location

Pita Maha Resort and Spa is conveniently located at Campuhan area, Ubud. But what is the significance of Campuhan . Campuhan is Balinese term for confluence of two rivers. Campuhan has been regarded as holy place for centuries. For Balinese, campuhan is a potent source of holy water for all kind of ceremonial purposes. Campuan is also used as a place for melukat (cleansing body and soul as well as recharging spiritual power).


But campuhan of Ubud where West Wos River meets East Wos River, where Pita Maha resort and Spa located, is not just a source of holy water but also source of inspiration for holy men and artists. The significance of the campuhan of Ubud can be traced back centuries ago. Rsi Markandya, a Hindu sage from Java. Rsi Markandya, along with his followers, opened a forest for their settlement, in the confluence of two rivers later known as Campuhan. The waters of Campuhan were later discovered to have an efficacy to heal sickness. In Balinese language, this healing water is called ubad (medicine). The word ubad has tuned into ubud, and becomes the name of the village where the campuhan resides, Ubud.

After Rsi Markandya many famous artists and musicians of worldwide notoriety drew their inspirations from the natural beauty of Ubud’s campuhan such as Walter Spies, Rudolf Bonnet, Colin Macphee, and Noel Coward. Last but not least in this line was Antonio Blanco.