Ulun Danu Beratan
Bali Ulun Danu Beratan shrine is dedicated to the lake goddess Ida Batari Dewi Ulun Danu and is located on the lip of a big crater. The most important shrines are Meru’s (pagodas) dedicated to the lake goddess and the gods of Bali’s two greatest volcanoes, Mount Batur and Mount Gunung Agung. The temple was established in the 17th century to honour the Hindu trinity of Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva as well as the lake goddess Dewi Danu. The beauty and serenity of Bali’s uplands have made the lake and its temple a popular tourist and leisure destination, as well as a favourite photographic location. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, meaning “the source temple of Lake Beratan,” is without a doubt the most important sanctuary on the island.
Things To Know Before Visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is located in the village of Bedugul and is very easy to spot because it is on the major road that leads to the iconic Handara Gate and is also located on the picturesque Beratan Lake. If you leave from Kuta or Seminyak, it will take around two hours to reach the place, which is quite a long time because it is located in the highlands, close to many popular tourist destinations. With a very cool ambiance, this temple has become one of the emblems of the Bedugul village, which is frequently visited by both foreign and domestic tourists. If you want to go here, we at Bali Tour are ready to take you By providing a low-cost Hire Car and Driver service, as well as a competent driver, the trip to Ulun Danu Beratan will be more enjoyable
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple can be traced back to the rise of the Mengwi kingdom. The name of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is taken from the lake where the temple is built at Beratan Lake. The name of Beratan Lake is inseparable with the Beratan Mount as Deity and Goddess as fertility source, prosperity to keep the prosperity in life and society life. In Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi is elaborated by the history of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple founding together with existence of the Mengwi Empire. Therefore its status is pertained with the secondhand of Temple Empire what is usually pertained as Dang Kahyangan. It is the same to the description in papyrus of Usana Bali and Padma Bhuwana, hence Puncak Mangu Temple where the Panyawangan (representative place to worship) is the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. So it is called by entire Balinese residents as Kahyangan Jagat (The Biggest Group of Hindu Temple in Bali ). The ‘floating’ temple complex is comprised of four groups of shrines, including the prominent Lingga Petak shrine to its east. There are four gates facing each of the four points of the compass.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple complex that is very wide and very beautiful, there are four important and sacred temples in the Ulun Danu Beratan area of this temple. Which is often visited by Hindus who on their Tirta Yatra trip, always visit the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, because it is one of the oldest, sacred and important temples for Hindus in Bali. Some of the temples in the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple area are as follows:
- Lingga Petak Temple owns the function to worship the Siwa God, Each door faces the four cardinal directions, where Lingga Petak Temple is the source of Lake Beratan & Fertility in the Lake Beratan area. Inside the Lingga Petak building there is a sacred well that stores the holy water from Ulun Danu Bratan which is located between two large black and red stones. As for this temple which looks very iconic where it is located on Lake Beratan and its uniqueness can be seen when the lake water is large, it looks like this Lingga Petak looks like it is floating on Lake Beratan, a very iconic and very beautiful sight, it is not surprising that Ulun is a tourist destination. Beratan Lake is often visited by foreign and domestic tourists
- Penataran Pucak Mangu Temple is referred this gate as Parhyangan ri pinggiring rawa Beratan or Danu Beratan Temple is founded by I Gusti Agung Putu to worship the Hyang ing Parwata or Deity which is placed in Pucak Mangu that is Bhatara Hyang Danawa as according to papyrus of Padma Bhuwana and Usana Bali, because Mangu Mount is located in north direction, hence it is called the Bhatara Hyang Danawa or Wisnu God. The temple is devoted to worship Tri Purusha Shiva, those are Shiva, Sadha Shiva, Parama Shiva. This temple facing south, and could be seen after entering the Balinese Gate “Candi Bentar” towards to the lake Beratan.
- Terate Bang Temple is functioning to worship of Brahma God, this is the palace of Lord Agni which has hot springs with the smell of sulfur. When entering this temple area, you will smell a very strong sulfur smell and a sour taste of water, where the acid signifies and has the energy of prosperity, so it will give an aura of gold and prosperity, especially those who have the soul of an entrepreneur or trader. Located next to the lake and going there we need a speed boat from Lake Beratan to see the beauty of the Lotus Temple from a speed boat
- Dalem Purwa Temple is functioning to worship of Danu Goddess which is considered to be miraculous of the Bhatara Hyang Danawa or Laksmi Goddess. is as a palace and worship of the goddess “Dewi Durga” and the god “God Ludra” which serves as a source of prosperity, Mani Murda Temple and the long hall “Bale Pemaruman” as a place to hold “Upakara” ceremonial equipment. The holy places face east and are located on the south bank of Lake Beratan.
- Beji Temple is a temple in the Ulun Danu temple complex and is used for the Ngebejiang Ceremony asking for holy water “Tirta” to purify the ceremony facilities, besides that Beji Temple is also used as a place for the Melasti Ceremony “Ahead of Nyepi Day” by the community. Hindus in Bali. The location of this temple is on the east side of the Enjung Beji Hotel and is not surrounded by walls.
What you need to know is that there are certain days for religious ceremonies at the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, while the ceremony days are calculated based on the Balinese calendar where one month has 35 days, so if by chance you visit the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple to coincide with the holiday. , you will see many Hindus who come here to pray for safety, inner and outer happiness as well as health. It is hoped that if you see Hindus praying here to be polite and not interfere with the ceremony taking place, so that the situation becomes very comfortable and peaceful. The ceremony at the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is divided into two stages of ceremonies that are often held
- The temple ceremony which is executed every six-month (210 days) that on Anggara (Tuesday) Kliwon Julungwangi (Base on Balinese Hindu calendar). Every 12 months (420 days) is executed by the bigger ceremony from the ordinary ceremony, so-called Piodalan Agung. On certain days such as full moon, tilem and other major Hindu holidays, many Hindus come to pray together, including the purpose of Melasti and Ngegara Gunung ceremonies as a series of Ngaben.
- Pakelem ceremony is executed at any times as according to situation and condition. The Pakelem ceremony owns the function to worship the supremacy and also cheapness of the infinite for award of life, fertility, prosperity, as impact of the existence of ecosystem balance so that give the benefit for life and universe life forever and ever, during Beratan Lake and Beratan Mount stand
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is one of the most popular tourist destinations among foreign and domestic tourists, with all the beauty of this temple located on Lake Beratan called Lingga Petak which is the target of photographers, in addition to the beauty that is emitted and located in a good place, namely Lake Beratan, Besides the Lingga Petak Temple, this beautiful lake is also the target of photography. It can be said that Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is an icon of Bedugul village, and is one of the most visited tourist destinations besides Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple and Lempuyang Temple. If you visit the village of Bedugul, don’t forget to stop here, with a fantastic view that will make the photos very iconic and very instagramable. In the past, if you came to Bali and saw a postcard, surely you would see a photo of this Ulun Danu Beratan temple on a postcard, this indicates that the Ulun Danu Beratan temple has been known since the beginning of tourism in Bali and with this can be said that the Ulun Danu Beratan temple has become famous in foreign countries thanks to this postcard with a picture of Ulun Danu Beratan temple
As one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, and becoming one of the icons of the village of Bedugul, where the Lingga Petak Temple overlaps solas and overlaps three, it always offers a very beautiful beauty to the eye, from various angles it still looks so beautiful. and very photographic and it’s no wonder that the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is used as a photo on a postcard and also in a note that displays the beauty of this Ulun Danu Beratan temple. Some of the functions of the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple are as follows:
- As a place of worship to Sang Hyang Widhi in his nature as a God Prosperity
- As a place of worship for the goddess who resides in Lake Beratan, namely Dewi Laksmi who is the goddess of fertility and beauty.
- The existence of Lake Beratan as a water source for agricultural irrigation for the surrounding area making it hold the status of Pura Kahyangan Jagat, which is a public temple where Hindus pray from across regions, groups, and professions.
- As a place of worship, it is realized by the existence of several worship buildings/pelinggih. Between the pelinggih, there are two buildings – namely The Palebahan of the Middle Segara Temple and the Palebahan of the Most Lingga Petak/Ulun Danu which position jutting into the middle of the lake. The unique position of these two sacred buildings is rare found in the Ulun Danu temple which was established in other lakes in Bali. This makes the two sacred buildings in the middle of Lake Beratan not only have spiritual value but also high beauty value.
- Besides functioning as a place of worship for Hindus from many surrounding areas, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple has indeed become a center of attraction for tourism in Bedugul.