Seven Bali Holidays

Pura Ulun Danu Beratan ( Ulun Danu Beratan Lake Temple )

The Iconic Lake Temple of Bali

On the western side of Beratan Lake in Bedugul, central Bali, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is both a notable scenic feature and an important temple complex. The entire Bedugul area is a favorite upland weekend and vacation hideaway for residents of the island's southern cities.
The aesthetic elements of Ulun Danu Beratan, meaning "the spring temple of Lake Beratan," are similar to those of Bali's sea temples of Uluwatu and Tanah Lot. The lake's clean reflective surface, which surrounds much of the temple's foundation, gives it a unique floating appearance. The misty Bedugul mountain range that surrounds the lake adds to the temple's picturesque setting.

Ulun Danu Beratan's highlights and features
Ulun Danu Beratan was constructed in the 17th century to honor the Hindu trinity (Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva) as well as Dewi Danu, the lake goddess. The lake and its temple have become popular tourist destinations due to the sight and pleasant ambiance of the Bali uplands. It's no surprise that it's a popular photo location. The 'floating' temple complex is made up of four shrine groups, including the well-known Lingga Petak shrine to the east. Each of the cardinal points is guarded by four gates. The second group, located in the west, pays homage to another temple atop Puncak Mangu's hill, which represents fertility. Mangu Hill's 'puncak,' or hilltop, is located northeast of Lake Beratan. Through the temple gates, you'll notice the tiered shrines, which are distinctive of Balinese architecture. The three primary shrines within the complex are dedicated to the worship of deity Vishnu, who has 11 levels, god Brahma, who has 7 tiers, and Shiva, who has three tiers. The floating effect is best seen when the lake's water levels rise, as the temple complex is located on a rather low-lying side of the lake. You'll have the best photo opportunities at this time. A sarcophagus and a stone tablet are among the megalithic objects on display within the temple complex. As a result, it was assumed that the location was sanctified even before the Hindu temple was built.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is interesting to learn about.
The piodalan, or temple anniversary, of Ulun Danu Beratan temple takes held every Kliwon Julungwangi Tuesday on the Pawukon Balinese calendar cycle (occurs every 210 days). Every 420 days, a larger Piodalan Agung takes place. On any other day, though, the tranquil lake views and cool upland environment are well worth seeing. Those looking for more than just sights can hire traditional jukung outriggers or powered boats to tour the lake. Water sports such as paragliding and jet-ski rides are available on the other side of Beratan Lake. You can rent fishing gear and bait near the temple complex to pass the time on the lakeside. The Eka Karya Botanical Gardens, which are not far from the temple site, are also a highlight of the Bedugul region.

Open : Daily, 09.00 am - 07.00 pm

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