Pura Ulun Danu Bratan / Pura Bratan is a prime Shivaite and water temple situated in Bali. It precisely sprawls on the shores of Lake Bratan and in the mountains lying in close proximity to Bedugul.
Temple: Water Source
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan was constructed in the year 1663. The water temple is known to provide water to the entire outflow area. It is the main source of water for the rice farmers.
Statue & Holy Tales
There is a statue of Buddha placed inside Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. On visit to the temple one can also hear some eleven stories of pelinggih meru that revolve around Lord Shiva and his consort, goddess Parvathi.
Temple Visited for Ceremonies
The temple is visited by many devotees to attend offering ceremonies associated with river goddess, Dewi Danu; and Balinese water.
The temple is also often called Lake Bratan Temple as it is situated on the shores of lake. Since, the lake is the prime source of irrigation in Central Bali; natives regularly organize offering ceremonies in the temple for Lake Bratan.
As aforementioned, the temple is situated on Lake Bratan’s western shore; after looking at the temple many visitors get the illusion that it is floating smoothly in the water body. Lake Bratan is also referred as Lake of Holy Mountains by the people as the region surrounding it is very fertile. One can also enjoy strolling in the region during one’s trip.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is the second most photographed temple after Tanah Lot Temple in Bali. The temple is also the second most significant temple after Pura Besakih. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan can be visited between 7am-5pm on any day of the week.
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