Mata.co.id – Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a Hindu holy place located at the end of Lake Beratan, located in tourist area Bedugul, Candikuning village, district Baturiti, Tabanan regency, Bali. With a distance of approximately 56 km from the city of Denpasar by passing the highway Denpasar – Singaraja.
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is a very famous Hindu holy temple on the island of Bali and when Bratan Lake water rises / pairs then Ulun Danu temple will look like floating on the water.
History of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Bedugul Bali
The history of Ulun Danu Bratan temple can be known based on archaeological data and historical data contained in papyrus chanting Mengwi. Based on existing archaeological data and located on the front page of Ulun Danu Bedugul Temple is a relic of historical objects such as a stone sarcophagus and stone board which is estimated to have existed since the time of megalithic, about 500 years before Christ.
Both artifacts are now placed on the terrace yard (babaturan) Ulun Danu temple. Can be estimated location in Ulun Danu Beratan Temple has been used as a place to hold rituals since the time of tradition of megaliths on the island of the gods.
Based on Babad Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu as the founder of the kingdom of Mengwi has established a temple at the end of Beratan Lake before he founded Taman Ayun Temple, not explained in the papyrus chest of Mengwi when precisely he founded Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, but explained about the establishment Taman Ayun Temple and its ceremony on the day of Anggara Kliwon Medangsia, the year Çaka 1556 (1634 AD).
Based on the description of the Mengwi chronicle it is known that Ulun Danu Bratan temple was founded before Saka 1556 by I Gusti Agung Putu. Since the establishment of the temple, the kingdom of Mengwi became peaceful and prosperous and the community also called him “I Gusti Agung Sakti”
Ulun Danu Beratan complex consists of 5 temples and one Buddha Stupa:
Penataran Agung Temple
Penataran Agung Temple can be seen when passing Bentar Temple (Separate gate) to Beratan. This temple serves to worship the greatness of God in His manifestations as the Shiva Siwa Tri Shiva, Shiva Siva, and Parama Shiva to invoke the grace of fertility, prosperity, human welfare, and for the balance of the universe.
Dalem Purwa Temple
In this temple, there are three main pelinggih namely Pelinggih Dalem Purwa as a place to worship the Goddess Durga and God Rudra who is revered as a source of prosperity, Bale Murda Manik (Bale Pemaruman) as a place for parum / meeting / discussion, and Bale Panjang as a place for Putting the ceremonial offerings. Pelinggih existing in this temple facing to the east located on the southern edge of Lake Beratan.
Taman Beji Temple
This temple serves to perform the ceremony Ngebejiang (ritual purification ceremonial means), and to invoke Tirta (holy water). In Taman Beji Temple this also serves as a place for Melasti (cleansing and cleansing ceremony by Hindus in Bali) for the surrounding community and local people.
Lingga Petak Temple
This temple is often called Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, and the image of this temple is also contained on the bills of Rp. 50,000. Inside the Lingga Temple There is a sacred and sacred well that holds Tirta Ulun Danu (Ulun Danu Holy Water). In addition, in this temple there is also a white Linga is flanked by red stone and black stone.
Pura Lingga Petak (Pura Ulun Danu Bratan) is believed to be the main source of water fertility from Lake Beratan. There are two pelinggih here which are pelinggih that have roof / eleven (Pelinggih Meru Tumpang Solas) facing south, and pelinggih which has 3 passengers / roof (Pelinggih Meru Tumpang Telu) whose each door facing to four directions of the direction of the wind .
Prajapati Temple is located under a large banyan tree, this temple serves as a place of goddess Durga. Pelinggih is facing west and become the first temple in view after passing the entrance ticket before entering the area of Lake Bratan.
In the Ulun Danu Bratan area, there is also a Buddhist Stupa. This stupa signifies alignment in religious life. This Buddhist stupa faces south, located outside of the main area of the Ulun Danu Beratan complex.
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Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Bedugul is famous for its beauty that makes this place as a favorite tourist spot on the island of Bali. Not far from the temple location there are several accommodations such as hotels, villas, restaurants for the convenience of tourists, there is also a large parking lot and souvenir shops to meet the needs of tourists who visit this attraction Ulun Danu Beratan Bedugul temple. Not far from the tourist attraction Ulun Danu temple there are also interesting sights such as Bedugul Botanical Gardens and Bedugul traditional fruits and vegetables market.