Ulun Danu Bratan Temple Bali is one of the popular tourist destinations located at Tabanan Regency. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is Balinese Hindu Temple set on Beratan Lake, Bedugul Bali. As one of Bali Tourist Attractions, this interest place many visited by local and foreign tourist everyday. The temple is located in the plateau area covered by the cool temperatures and blessed by the panoramic view that makes it very famous among the tourists and very exotic to visit during your vacation in Bali.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is taken from the name of the lake where the temple is located. Beratan Lake’s name is inseparable with the name of Beratan Mount like God and Goddess has fertility source, prosperity for the sake well being in life and society life. In papyrus chronicle of Mengwi, Ulun Danu Beratan is called by name Parhyangan Ri Pinggir. Ulun word is comes from Hulu means head or authority where in this case mean God or Goddess. Based on the concept or understanding of Rwabineda (two differences between bad and good), so the Ulun Danu Beratan is meaning a ruler or Danu Goddess.
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple Locations
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is strategically located in the hearth of Bedugul, one of the famous tourist destinations in Bali Island. It is set on the beautiful lake of Beratan and just beside of the main road from Denpasar to Singaraja town.
The related Bali tour packages to visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple Bali
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple as one of most visited interest place in Bali Island and most of Bali Tour Company mention Ulun Danu Temple Bedugul Bali in their tours itineraries, the Bali full day tour packages as below:
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Bedugul Bali History
The flashes history of Ulun Danu Beratan can be known based on archeological data and historical data that contained in Mengwi chronicle. There is a sarcophagus in form of a stone and a board on the left of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple that is come from the megalithic tradition around 500 BC. Both artifacts are now placed on each Bebaturan (terrace). It can be predicted that the location where the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple had been used as a place to carry out the ritual since Megalithic era.
Based on the data of Mengwi chronicle was implicitly out line that I Gusti Agung Putu as the founder of the Mengwi Kingdom builds the temple on the edge of Beratan Lake, before he established Taman Ayun Temple. On this Lontar (bible made from papyrus leave) is not mentioned when he was found the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, but on the Lontar was fond the Taman Ayun Temple establishment with the ceremony held on Anggara Kliwon Madangsia ( Tuesday, Balinese calendar ) Saka year 1556 ( 1634 AD) .
Function of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple Bali
All of those complex temples are functioning to worship the Glory of God in each manifestation as the God of Tri Murti in order invoke the grace of fertility, prosperity, human well being and rule of the universe. The four complex of Ulun Danu Beratan temples are functioning as follows:
- Lingga Petak Temple to worship to the Lord of Siva
- Penataran Pucak Manggu Temple to worship the God of Vishnu
- Terate Bang Temple to worship the Brahma God
- Dalem Purwa Temple to worship Danu Goddess.
Tourist Attractions Nearby Ulun Danu Beratan Temple Bali
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple as one of most visited tourist destinations in Bali. This interest place located nearby other attractions in Bedugul Bali, such as Bedugul Botanical Garden and Gitgit Waterfall Bali.