Bedugul Ulun Danu Temple is one of the Balinese Hindu temples located in the highlands, in Bedugul sub-district. With its uniqueness, it stands majestically on the edge of a large lake called the Beratan Lake. When the lake water is high, you can see the ulun danu temple like floating above the water. This is an amazing place for those of you who want to make memorable photos with temples and natural backgrounds. Because of its beauty, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is one of the tourist destinations and enchanting prewedding locations.
History and Function of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
The history of the establishment of the Bedugul Ulun Danu Temple at Lake Beratan can be found in the Lontar Babad Mengwi. Pura Ulun Danu was founded in Saka year 1556 (in 1634 AD) by I Gusti Agung Putu. Precisely on the edge of Lake Beratan, the village of Candikuning, Bedugul Bali. The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is functioned as worship to Sang Hyang Widhi in the form of the God of Prosperity.
Besides that, this temple also serves as a place of worship for the goddess who lives on Lake Beratan. Namely Dewi Laksmi - who is the goddess of fertility and beauty. Where, Lake Beratan is used as a source of water for agricultural irrigation for the surrounding area in Tabanan.
With the position of this sacred building on the edge of the lake Beratan. Therefore making these two sacred buildings not only have spiritual value but also a high value of beauty.
The beauty and uniqueness of this temple consists of five temple complexes and one stupa. Among them:
1. Penataran Agung Temple
A temple that you can see after entering Bentar Temple towards Lake Beratan. With a magnificent temple building can be used as the background of a photo. Where, this temple is used as a place to worship Tri Purusha Siwa namely Shiva, Sadha Siwa and Parama Shiva.
2. Dalem Purwa Temple
Dalem Purwa Temple is a place of worship for Bhatari Durga and Dewa Ludra who are worshiped as a source of prosperity. With Pelinggih facing east, it is on the banks of the Beratan lake to the south. And here, you can find Bale Murda Manik which is used as a refreshing hall. And also Bale Panjang as a place to put upakara.
3. Temple of Beiji Park
The third part is the Temple of Beiji Park, which is used for the ngebejiang ceremony (purifying ceremonial facilities) and begging for tirta (holy water). Not only that, this temple also functions as a melasti place by the surrounding community.
4. Lingga Temple Plot
Lingga Temple is a very popular plot and is a major destination for tourists. Because it was clearly exposed in a Rp 50,000 denomination. In this temple has a sacred well that saves Tirta Ulun Danu. Not only that, in this temple there is also a white phallus flanked by black and red stones. This we believe to be the main source of water and fertility of Lake Beratan. Here you can find two pelinggih in this temple, namely Pelinggih Meru Tumpang Solas which faces south and Pelinggih Meru Tumpang Telu, has four doors facing four directions.
5. Prajapati Temple
This temple is near a large banyan tree as a marker. This temple functions as the Bhatari Durga palace. Pelinggih which faces west is the first to be met shortly after visitors pass the ticket box and enter the Danu Beratan area.
6. Buddhist Stupa
Buddhist stupa is part of the temple complex found in Ulun Danu Beratan. Buddhist stupas here indicate the meaning of religious harmony and harmony in Bali. This stupa faces south and is located outside the main area of the Ulun Danu Beratan temple complex.
Well, hopefully the information above can provide a little information about the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. And it might be your next visit. To make it easier for you to visit this place, please order a bedugul tour package with us, because we provide a one-day tour package by visiting several tourist attractions including Ulun Danu temple in it. Or maybe you have a separate plan to visit this temple, you can also rent a car with a driver with us. With good, friendly and Private service makes your trip more enjoyable.