Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Ulun danu temple

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, or among tourists called the floating temple, is located in Candikuning Village, Baturiti Subdistrict, Tabanan Regency in Bali, Indonesia. The temple is located at the heart of Bali Island. This temple is located in the highlands so the temperature and humidity here are great for agriculture.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is one of the nine Khayangan Jagat Temples that surround the island of Bali. This temple is a place used by Hindus in Bali and Indonesia to worship Almighty God in his manifestation as the “Tri Murti” (Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva ).

Historically, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple was built by “I Gusti Agung Putu” the first King of Puri Mengwi in the Saka Year 1556 (1634 AD), and was built by Four Satakan from the Traditional Village around the Temple, consisting of:

  1. Gebog Pesatak Candikuning
  2. Gebog Pesatak Baturiti
  3. Gebog Pesatak Antapan
  4. Gebog Pesatak Bangah

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple consists of five temple complexes and 1 stupa.  Among them;

1. Penataran Agung Temple
This temple can be seen after entering Candi Bentar towards Lake Beratan. This temple is intended to worship the Tri Purusha Shiva, there is Shiva, Sadha Shiva and Parama Shiva.

2. Pura Dalem Purwa
In Pura Dalem Purwa there are three main pelinggih (sacred buildings) including Pelinggih Dalem Purwa as a place for Bhatari Durga and God Ludra who are worshiped as sources of prosperity, Bale Murda Manik as a ceremony hall and Bale Panjang as a place to place ceremonial facilities ot offerings.

3. Taman Beji Temple
Taman Beji Temple is used for ceremonies to purify or cleansing ceremonial facilities and holy water source.

4. Lingga Petak Temple
Lingga Petak Temple is a temple that is the most popular part for tourists because it is located right in the middle of the lake, making it as a stunning photo spot. There are two main pelinggih or sacred buildings in this temple, Pelinggih Meru Tumpang Solas (a sacred building that has 11 roofs) which faces south and Pelinggih Meru Tumpang Telu (a sacred building that has 3 roofs)

5. Prajapati Temple
There is a large banyan tree as a landmark. This temple functions as Bhatari Durga’s palace.

6. Buddhist Stupa
Not only as a Hindu temple complex, at Ulun Danu Beratan there is also a Buddhist Stupa. The Buddhist stupa here signifies the meaning of religious harmony.

Beautiful gate at the front of Penataran Agung, Ulun Danu Beratan temple.

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