Shiva Temple Bratan

Beautiful Shiva Temple - Lake Bratan, Bali, Indonesia

Oct 20 2011

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or Pura Bratan, is a major Shivaite & water temple in Bali, Indonesia. It is located on the stunning lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul. This area enjoys a cooler tropical climate and is perfect for farming. Simply a stunning location!

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. Buddha statue is also present inside this temple.

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