Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

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A part of the temple complex, at the edge of Lake Bratan
Pura Bratan is located in Bali
Pura Bratan
Pura
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Location in Bali
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan compared to 50,000-rupiah banknote.

Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, or Pura Bratan, is a major Shaivite water temple on Bali, Indonesia. 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).[1]

Built in 1633, 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-storey pelinggih meru in the complex is dedicated to Shiva and his consort Parvathi. Buddha's statue is also enshrined in this temple. This temple is also called as Bali temple on the lake because it looks like floating when the Bratan river water rises.[2]

Lake 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.

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  1. ^ Pringle, p. 16
  2. ^ "Places to Visit in Bali". thrillophilia.com. Retrieved 24 August 2018.

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Bedugul travel guide from Wikivoyage


Coordinates: 8°16′31.21″S 115°9′55.53″E / 8.2753361°S 115.1654250°E / -8.2753361; 115.1654250