Bali is known for its photogenic temples. Pura Ulun Danu Temple is a Balinese temple located in sub district of Baturiti. The temple is located 50km from Depasar Town on north side toward Singaraja. The view of temple is spectacular surrounded by beautiful lake and mesmerizing Mountain View. Due to the pleasant location, the atmosphere around the temple is cool and quite pleasant.
To the north side of Ulun Danu Temple is Pucak Sangkur Mount, while on east there is Beratan Mount which is also called as Pucak Pangelengan, and on its south side Terate Band, on west Tapak Mount. In all, the Ulun Danu Beratan temple is surrounded by beautiful surrounding.
The name ‘Ulun Danu Beratan Temple’ was derived from name of lake where the temple was proposed and built. The Lake name ‘Beratan Lake’ is attached with Beratan Mount. The Beratan Mount is considered as Goddess of fertility source, prosperity, Society life and many more. In Papyrus, this temple is referred as ‘Parhyangan Ri Pinggiring Danu Beratan’. While the word ‘Ulun’ is Hulu word, which means power, while the word Ulun Danu Beratan means Power of Lake Beratan which is Danu Goddess.
The temple was founded by Gusti Agung Putu to worship Hyang Ing Parwata which is placed in Pucak Mount. The Lingga Petak Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The other Terate Bang Temple is dedicated to Lord Brahma. While, the Dalem Purwa Temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi or Bhatara Hyang Danawa.
The Chronicles of Mengwi is explained by history of the Temple Ulun Danu Beratan, which was founded during Mengwi Empire. Hence, the temple is graded as second-hand in that empire and pertained as Dang Kahyangan. Hence today, the temple is known as biggest group of temple in Bali.
Today, temple is developed as famous tourist spot. The location of temple makes this shrine unique. The temple is situated in plateau area which makes the area surrounded by cold and pleasant weather. The best time to visit this temple is during temple’s ceremony. The temple’s ceremony is celebrated every six months in year on Anghhara according to the Balinese Hindu calendar.
If you are planning to visit in coming days, there are numerous public facilities like Parking zone, Guest House, Food Stall, Restaurant, Hotels and so on. Bali is developed to great extend due to its great tourist spots. While if you are adventure lover you can also go for Canyoning, Bird-watching, Trekking, Water-sports and many more.