Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace in eastern Bali, Indonesia, about 5 kilometres from Karangasem, near Abang. Named after the sacred river Ganges in Hinduism, it is noted for the Karangasem royal water palace, bathing pools and its Patirthan temple. It is famous for the Karangasem royal water palace, bathing pools and its Patirthan temple. Tirta Gangga is based on the beliefs of Balinese Hindusm, where the river Ganges and it’s waters are considered sacred. The waters of the river Ganges are cherished for irrigation and agricultural abundance, recreation and economic activity. The Patirthan temple demonstrates the historic significance of Tirta Gangga in the Balinese tradition as a pilgrimage and holy water site.