Ulun Danu Temple / Beratan Lake.

Ulun Danu Temple / Beratan Lake.

Ulun Danu Temple is located at the edge of lake Bratan, Bedugul area, Candikuning village, Baturiti district, Tabanan regency Bali, The distance from Denpasar city about 56 kilometers to the north along the highway Denpasar - Singaraja. Ulun Danu Beratan temple is one of the most famous Balinese Hindu temple, it is also commonly called as Bali temple on the lake or Bali temple on the water because it looks like floating on the water when the water level in the lake is rising.

History of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Bedugul

Short history of Ulun Danu Temple Beratan can be known based on archaeological data and historical data contained in a papyrus (Palm-leaf manuscript/Palmyra) chronicle of Mengwi . According to archaeological data located on the left of the front yard of Ulun Danu Bedugul temple there is a stone sarcophagus and a stone board which comes from megalithic tradition period, around 500 BC. Both artifacts are now placed above each babaturan (terrace). It can be expected that the location of Ulun Danu lake Bratan temple has been used as a place for conducting rituals since the megalithic era in Bali island

According to chronicle Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu as the founder of Mengwi kingdom founded the temple on the edge of Beratan lake before he founded the Taman Ayun temple. Not described in the manuscript when he founded the Ulun Danu Beratan temple, but only explained about the establishment of Taman Ayun temple which the ceremony was held on the day Anggara Kliwon Medangsia, Çaka year 1556 (1634 AD). Based on the description in the manuscript of chronicle Mengwi known that Ulun Danu Bratan temple (in Balinese: Pura Ulun Danu Beratan) established before the saka year 1556, by I Gusti Agung Putu. Since the establishment of that temple, the kingdom of Mengwi became prosperious and I Gusti Agung Putu dubbed by the people "I Gusti Agung Sakti".

Ulun Danu temple complex consists of 4 temples, those temple are: Lingga Petak temple, Penataran Pucak Mangu temple, Terate Bang temple, and Dalem Purwa temple serves to adore the majesty of God in its manifestation as the god of Tri Murti, in order to invoke the grace of fertility, prosperity, human well-being and for sustainability of the universe.

Ulun Danu temple Beratan Bedugul lake is very famous for its beauty that has become a favorite tourist spot in Bali, around this place have also been equipped with adequate accommodation such as hotels, villas, restaurants, spacious public park and souvenir shops. Not far from the location of Ulun Danu temple there are also some interesting place for holiday like Bedugul botanical gardens and Bedugul fruit and vegetable market.


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