The Exotic Of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

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The Exotic Of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple.

Vacationing in Bali won’t be complete if you haven’t visited Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, one of the iconic temples in Bali. Located in Bratan Lake, Bedugul, you must have seen the temple often in the picture of an IDR 50,000 bill. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? When you get there, you will enjoy the panorama of the sacred temple plus the cool atmosphere of Bedugul.

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan means a temple built on the Lake Bratan. Lake Bratan is one of the big lakes in Bali that has an important influence on the lives of its people. Well, this temple serves as a place of worship for Sang Hyang Widhi. In addition, this temple is also believed to be a place to worship Goddess Laksmi or the goddess of fertility and beauty. This goddess is believed to reside on Lake Bratan.

The main function of Lake Bratan is as agricultural irrigation in the Tabanan community. Therefore, Pura Ulun Danu is one of the Pura Kahyangan Jagat, where all Hindus from any group, profession, and region can pray in this temple.

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is located in Candikuning Village, Baturiti District, Tabanan Regency. Besides being located on a plateau, Pura Ulun Danu is surrounded by the beauty of green trees. So you can take a deep breath, and enjoy the fresh air. If you visit the temple during the rainy season, the air tends to be so cold.

There is one uniqueness if you come during the rainy season. The water will rise due to the amount of rain that falls to the lake. Due to this phenomenon, Ulun Danu Temple will look like a floating temple. It’s very beautiful and stunning, especially for you who like nature photography.

When you enter the temple, you will be presented by the beautiful temple ornaments. From the carvings and some of the relics, this temple was considered to have been established in the era of the Mengwi Kingdom, which was around 1556 Saka during the leadership of I Gusti Agung Putu. He was also expected to be the founder of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. Next, to the temple, there is a bamboo tree surrounded by statues of two dragons. The dragons signify motherland, so it must be maintained properly. Because if the dragon is not stable, it can cause earthquakes or other disasters.

For those of you who like cold air, you will definitely feel at home here. Because Bedugul is famous as one of the highlands in Bali which is very comfortable and calm. You can find accommodation around the tourist sites of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. There are many lodging places that can make it easier for you to explore Tabanan, a green and cold area in Bali with endless terraces.