Pura Melanting features the beautifully presented inner compound of the main temple. The inner compound houses a small but serene pond and stunning meru painted in a rainbow of colours and decorated with countless yellow and white ceremonial umbrellas. The tranquility of the place creates a perfect atmosphere and ambience for people to do their prayers and also to meditate.
The tale of Melanting Temple is quite interesting. Believe it or not this mystic tale is still being told till now. Melanting temple is one of the temples built commemorating the visit of the Javanese Hindu Priest, Danghyang Nirartha. The temple is believed to be the place where his eldest daughter, Ida Swabawa, turned into the spirit.