The Holy Temple of Ulun Danu Bratan

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Located on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul, the Temple serve the entire region in the outflow area; downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association.

Built in 1663, 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 stories of pelinggih meru dedicated for Shiva and his consort Parvathi.

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. (wiki)

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  • rashmi a

    rashmi a gave props (2 Jul 2012):

    Wow! fabulous shot

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (3 Jul 2012):

    Most excellent composition!

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