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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple as Bali Temple Tourism Object

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a temple dedicated to the goddess of the lake, Ida Batari Dewi Ulun Danu on the edge of a large crater. The dominant temple is Meru (pagoda) dedicated to the goddess of the lake and the gods of Mount Batur and Mount Gunung Agung, the largest volcano in Bali. This temple was built in the 17th century in the worship of the main Hindu trinity, Brahma-Wisnu-Siwa.

Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, truly the 'temple of the source of Lake Beratan', is easily the most iconic shelter on the island that shares the quality of the scenery with the seaside temples of Uluwatu Temple and Tanah Lot Temple. The fine reflective surface of the lake that surrounds most of the temple grounds creates a unique floating impression, while the mountains in the Bedugul region surrounding the lake provide a beautiful background.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is mostly referred to as Ulun Danu Temple but is not to be confused with Pura Ulun Danu Batur, which is on the edge of the caldera on Lake Batur. This is very important for Balinese people. Only here can you get holy water from certain varieties. The water is collected from the lake itself, right in front of the temple. Visitors must wear sling and not close. Bathing is prohibited. The lake is the highest water source for rivers and springs that irrigate central Bali. Therefore it is the most important. Temple priests say that the lake is fed by springs located in each wind direction. Each spring is the origin of water for a particular region in central Bali. So, farmers from North Bali collect their holy water from the springs north of the lake and so on. Pura Ulun Danu is located on the western edge of Lake Bratan on the Bedugul Plateau at the level of 1239m, is one of the most beautiful and most photographed temples in Bali. Ulun Danu is located in the now extinct volcanic caldera, Gunung Catur. This is one of the main sources of irrigation in the highlands of Bali, and this temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of the lake.

History of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Ulun Danu Temple can be traced back to the revival of the kingdom of Mengwi. The name Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is taken from the lake where the temple was built on Lake Beratan. The name Lake Beratan cannot be separated from Mount Beratan as a God and Goddess as a source of fertility, prosperity to maintain prosperity in people's lives and lives. In the Papyrus Chronicle of Mengwi described by the history of the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple which was established along with the existence of the Mengwi Empire. Therefore the status is classified as former Temple Kingdom which is usually classified as Dang Kahyangan. Similar to the description in Usana Bali and Padma Bhuwana papyrus, the Mangu Peak Temple where Panyawangan (the place of representation for worship) is Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. So it is referred to by all Balinese as Kahyangan Jagat (The largest group of Hindu temples in Bali)

The 'floating' temple complex consists of four groups of temples, including the prominent Lingga Petak temple to the east. There are four gates facing each of the four compass points.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple consists of 4 temple complexes which:

Lingga Temple Plots have a function to worship Lord Shiva

The Pucak Mangu Penataran Temple is called this gate as Parhyangan ri Beratan swamp or Danu Beratan Temple was founded by I Gusti Agung Putu to worship Hyang ing Parwata or Dewa which was placed in Pucak Mangu namely Bhatara Hyang Danawa in accordance with papyrus from Padma Bhuwana and Usana Bali, because Mount Mangu is located in the north, then it is called Bhatara Hyang Danawa or Dewa Wisnu

Terate Bang Temple serves to worship Brahma

Dalem Purwa Temple serves to worship Dewi Danu who is considered a miracle from Bhatara Hyang Danawa or Dewi Laksmi.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple Ceremony

The execution of the ceremony at Ulun Danu Beratan Temple consists of two types, namely:

The temple ceremony is held every six months (210 days) in Anggara (Tuesday) Kliwon Julungwangi (based on the Balinese Hindu calendar). Every 12 months (420 days) is carried out by a ceremony larger than the usual ceremony, called Piodalan Agung

The Pakelem ceremony is held at all times according to the situation and conditions. Pakelem's ceremony has the function of worshiping supremacy and unlimited cheapness for the appreciation of life, fertility, prosperity, as a result of the existence of a balance of ecosystems so as to benefit the life and life of the universe forever, during Lake Beratan. and Mount Beratan stands

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