Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan or Pura Bratan, is a major Shivaite and water temple on BaliIndonesia — the other major water temple being Pura Ulun Danu Batur. The temple complex is located on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul. Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area; downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association (subak).
Built in 1663, this temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali. The 11 stories of pelinggih meru dedicated for Shiva and his consort Parvathi.Buddha statue also present inside this templeLake Bratan is known as the Lake of Holy Mountain due to the fertility of this area. Located 1200 m above sea level, it has a cold tropical climate.

1 comment:

  1. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is a beautiful historic sight to visit in Bali. This place is filled with history and natural beauty. It is also one of the most visited spots of this region. I visited this spot before my niagara falls tour with my family. It is an amazing water temple. This temple was built by King of Mengwi in 1633. It is also one of the most photographed and iconic temples. This temple is visiting by millions of visitors every year around the world due to its stunning beauty and location.