Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Things to do - general

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, One of the important temples in Bali which is on the edge of the bratan lake

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple location is on Candikuning Village, Baturiti Subditrict, Tabanan regency in Bali, Indonesia. The temple location is about 50 km to the north of Denpasar, on the main road connecting Denpasar and Singaraja. Bratan lake also known as the Lake of Holy Mountaindue to the fertility of this area. Located 1200 m above sea level, it has a cold tropical climate.

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is one of nine “Kahyangan Jagat Temple” which are surrounding Bali Island. That makes it become one of the most important Temple for the Balinese, especially for Hindu. It consists of five compounds of temples and Also one Buddhist Stupa. This temple is a major Shaivite water temple on Bali, Indonesia. This temple complex is on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul. Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area; downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association (subak).

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Sports & nature

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple mostly called as a Ulun Danu Temple but not to be confused with Ulun Danu Batur Temple, which is on the rim of the caldera at Batur Lake. It is especially important for the Balinese. Only here can you get holy water of a particular variety. The water is collected from the lake itself, directly in front of the temple. Visitors have to wear a sash and not go near. Bathing is forbidden. The lake is the ultimate source of water for the rivers and springs that irrigate central Bali. It is therefore of the utmost importance. The temple priests say that the lake is fed by springs located at each of the wind directions. Each of the springs is the origin of water for that particular region of central Bali. So, farmers from North Bali collect their holy water from the northern spring of the lake and so on.Sports and nature image

Culture and history info

Ulun Danu Temple lies by the western banks of Lake Bratan in the Bedugul Highlands at a level of 1239m, is one of the most picturesque and most photographed temples in Bali. Ulun Danu is inside the caldera of the now extinct volcano Gunung Catur. It is one of the main sources of irrigation in the Balinese highlands. Built in 1633, this temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali. The 11-storey Pelinggih Meru in the complex is dedicated to Shiva and his consort Parvathi. Buddha's statue is also enshrined in this temple. Culture and history image

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