Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, also known as Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, is a Hindu water temple dedicated to the goddess Dewi Danu. Situated in the Bedugul highlands, it graces the shores of Lake Beratan, creating a stunning visual harmony with its surroundings.
Built-in the 17th century, the temple is an ode to the goddess Dewi Danu, revered as the guardian of Bali’s water supply. The island’s reliance on water for agriculture inspired the construction, emphasizing the temple’s significance in Balinese culture.
Legends and Spiritual Essence
The appellation Ulun Danu Temple Beratan derives its name from the adjacent Beratan Lake, a site intertwined with the sacred Beratan Mount, revered as both a deity and a goddess symbolizing fertility and prosperity. The temple serves as a spiritual bastion, safeguarding the wealth of life and societal well-being.
Ulun Danu Temple Beratan comprises a complex of four temples, each holding a distinct spiritual function:
- Lingga Petak Temple: Dedicated to the worship of Siwa God.
- Penataran Pucak Mangu Temple: serving as the gateway to Parhyangan ri pinggiring rawa Beratan or Danu Beratan Temple, venerating the deity Bhatara Hyang Danawa, as outlined in the papyrus of Padma Bhuwana and Usana Bali.
- Terate Bang Temple is Devoted to the worship of Brahma God.
- Dalem Purwa Temple: A place of worship for the Danu Goddess, also recognized as Bhatara Hyang Danawa or Laksmi Goddess.
According to the Mengwi Papyrus Chronicle, the founding of Ulun Danu Temple Beratan is interwoven with the establishment of the Mengwi Empire, solidifying its status as a revered Dang Kahyangan, part of the secondhand Temple Empire group. This narrative aligns with the accounts in the papyrus of Usana Bali and Padma Bhuwana. Notably, Puncak Mangu Temple, with its Panyawangan (representative worship space), is acknowledged as the Ulun Danu Temple, earning the collective recognition of the Balinese populace as Kahyangan Jagat—the most significant group of Hindu temples in Bali.
- Sacred Hindu Temple on the Lake: A symbol of devotion, the stunning architecture reflects the island’s deep spiritual roots.
- Panoramic View: Engage in a visual feast as the temple and lake blend seamlessly with the lush green hills in the background.
- Green Hills Surrounding Area: Nature embraces this temple, creating a serene atmosphere enhanced by the cool temperatures of the highlands.
- Cool Temperature: Escape the tropical heat and enjoy the refreshing climate surrounding the temple complex.
- Recreation and Photo Spots: Explore the temple’s surroundings, offering recreation and perfect spots to capture everlasting memories.
- Crater Lake: Delight in the sight of Lake Beratan, a volcanic crater lake that adds to the mystical ambience of the temple.
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Nearby Tourist Attractions
Enhance your journey by exploring nearby wonders such as Taman Ayun Temple, Tegenungan Waterfall, Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest, Tanah Lot, Butterfly Park, Bloom Garden, Bali Botanical Garden, Beratan Lake, Buyan Lake, Tamblingan Lake, Batukaru Temple, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, Belimbing Rice Terrace, Blahmantung Waterfall, Serijong Temple, Penatahan Hot Spring, and the Subak Museum.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple invites you to immerse yourself in spirituality, natural beauty, and cultural significance. As you explore its hallowed grounds, each step unveils a story that resonates through centuries.
Embark on this journey of discovery, where the sacred and the scenic harmonize to create an unforgettable tapestry of Bali’s cultural and natural wonders.