Ulun Danu Beratan


Danau Beratan, Candi Kuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali
District - Baturiti
Regency - Tabanan


Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a Hindu holy place located at the end of Lake Beratan, located in tourist area Bedugul, Candikuning village, district Baturiti, Tabanan regency, Bali. With a distance of approximately 56 km from the city of Denpasar by passing the highway Denpasar – Singaraja.
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is a very famous Hindu holy temple on the island of Bali and when the lake Bratan water rises / pairs then Ulun Danu temple will look like floating on the water.


The history of this Ulun Danu Bratan temple can be known based on archaeological data and historical data contained in papyrus chanting Mengwi. Based on existing archaeological data and located on the front page of Ulun Danu Bedugul Temple is a relic of historical objects such as a stone sarcophagus and stone board which is estimated to have existed since the time of megalithic, about 500 years before Christ.


Both artifacts are hitherto placed on the terrace yard (babaturan) Ulun Danu temple. It can be estimated that the location in Pura Ulun Danu Beratan has been used as a place to hold rituals since the time of megalithic tradition on the island of the gods.


Based on Babad Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu as the founder of the kingdom of Mengwi has established a temple at the edge of Lake Beratan before he founded Taman Ayun temple, not explained in papyrus chronicle Mengwi when precisely he founded Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, but explained about the establishment Taman Ayun temple and its ceremony on the day of Anggara Kliwon Medangsia, the year Çaka 1556 (in 1634 AD).


Based on the description of the Mengwi chronicle it is known that Ulun Danu Bratan temple was founded before Saka 1556 by I Gusti Agung Putu. Since the establishment of the temple, the kingdom of Mengwi became peaceful and prosperous and the community also called him “I Gusti Agung Sakti”


Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Bedugul is famous for its beauty that makes this place as a favorite tourist spot on the island of Bali. Not far from the temple location there are several accommodations such as hotels, villas, restaurants for the convenience of tourists, there is also a large parking lot and souvenir shops to meet the needs of tourists who visit this attraction Ulun Danu Beratan Bedugul temple. Not far from Ulun Danu temple attraction there are also interesting sights such as Bedugul Botanical Garden and traditional Bedugul fruits and vegetables market.

Ulun Danu Beratan complex consists of 5 temples and one Buddha Stupa
  1. Pura Penataran Agung
    Pura Penataran Agung can be seen when passing Bentar Temple (Separate gate) to Beratan. This temple serves to worship the greatness of God in His manifestations as the Shiva’s Si Purwaa, Shiva Siva, and Parama Shiva to beg for the grace of fertility, prosperity, human welfare, and for the balance of the universe.
  2. Pura Dalem Purwa
    In this temple, there are three main pelinggih namely Pelinggih Dalem Purwa as a place to worship Goddess Durga and God Rudra who is revered as a source of prosperity, Bale Murda Manik (Bale Pemaruman) as a place for parum / meeting / discussion, and Bale Panjang as a place for putting the ceremonial offerings. Pelinggih existing in this temple facing to the east located on the southern edge of Lake Beratan.
  3. Taman Beji Temple
    This temple serves to perform the ceremony Ngebejiang (ritual purification ceremonial means), and to invoke Tirta (holy water). in Pura Taman Beji this also serves as a place for Melasti (cleansing and cleansing ceremony by Hindus in Bali) for the surrounding community and local people.
  4. Pura Lingga Petak
    This temple is often called the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, and the image of this temple is also contained on the banknote sheet of Rp. 50,000. Inside the Lingga Temple There is a sacred and sacred well that keeps Tirta Ulun Danu (Ulun Danu Holy Water). In addition, in this temple there is also a white Linga which is flanked by red stone and black stone.Pura Lingga Petak (Pura Ulun Danu Bratan) is believed to be the main source of water fertility from Lake Beratan. There are two pelinggih here which are pelinggih which have roof / eleven (Pelinggih Meru Tumpang Solas) facing south, and pelinggih which has 3 passengers / roof (Pelinggih Meru Tumpang Telu) whose each door facing to four directions of the direction of the wind.
  5. Pura Prajapati
    Pura Prajapati is located under a large banyan tree, this temple serves as a place of goddess Durga. Pelinggih is facing west and become the first temple in view after passing through the ticket purchase before entering the area of Lake Bratan.
  6. Buddhist Stupa
    In the Ulun Danu Bratan area, there is also a Buddhist Stupa. This stupa signifies alignment in religious life. This Buddhist stupa faces south, located outside of the main area of the Ulun Danu Beratan complex.


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