Pura Ulun Danu Beratan
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple or Lake temple known as lake “sacred mountain“, the area is very fertile, lies at an altitude of 1,200 meters, and the climate is very cold.
This temple located in Candi kuning, Tabanan regency, is one of the most prominent icons of Bali Tourism. Entrance ticket just 50.000 IDR and you will see the classic picture of the temple on your money. The Ulun Danu Temple has calm atmosphere . the cool climate of Candi Kuning gives an extra touch to the ambience. Local people come not only for praying in the themple. Since there is wooden bridge at one corner of the confound where you can sit back and relax while the coldl water of lake chills your legs. The lush green garden at the main etrance is also wonderful.
The history of Beratan temple goes back to the era of Mengwi Kingdom . “I Gusti Agung Putu ” built the Ulun Danu Beratan as a shrine for the God praised in the Puncak Mangu Temple. The inspiration of Badbad Mengwi, dated back in 1556 caka years, tells that “I Gusti Agung Putu” was defeated by another knight & was given to “I Gusti Ngurah Tabanan” as a hostage . later on the defeated knight wanted to restore his power holiness, and had he gone to Puncak Mangu to meditate and he was blessed with the magical power of knight as a result.
The Ulun Danu Bratan temple consists of 4 complexes. The first complex at the eastern part is Lingga Petak shrine. The shrine has 4 doors facing the 4 win directions. It is said that in the foundation of the shrine three huge stones when uncovered : white, black & read. There is a spring under the white stone and it was decided that the shrine should be dedicated to the God of Ulun Danu Beratan temple.
The second complex, located on the western part of lingga Petak shrine. This compound called Persimpangan Puncak Mangu. It is considered as the symbol fertility of the soil, which means in this shrine, the GOD of fertility & prosperity is praised.
The third complex is the biggest complex of this temple compound is
Persimpangan Pura Terate Bang. The main shrine has 7 storeys, where the God as creator is praised. One shrine in the complex is especially dedicated for the ancestors of the King of Mengwi Kingdom. The last complex is Terate Bang Complex. This complex dedicated to “Goddess Uma”, the wife of Shiva.