Ulun Danu Batur Temple is sacred Hindu temple set on the hill bank in the tranquility of Kintamani Bali with amazing panoramic view of Batur Volcano and Lake. It is located at Kalanganyar village, Kintamani district and Bangli regency and recommended as one of Bali places to visit during your vacation in this paradise island. It will take about 2 and a half hours to find this one of biggest temple in Bali Island. Ulun Danu Batur Temple was build on 1926, and also known as one of important Temple in the island. This temple is dedicated to Dewi Batari Ulun Danu, the Goddess of lakes and rivers. The words “Ulun Danu” meaning as “head of the lake”. Bali also has other Temple that located at the lake area that’s Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is easy to find, you just need to go strike from the “Penelokan” the great point to see Mount Batur.
Ulun Danu Batur Temple History
Ulun Danu Temple as one of biggest Temple in Bali initially located at the down in caldera, at the foot of the Batur volcano. Batur village actually located at the down of caldera, at the foot of Batur volcano for initially, but there was a big eruption of Batur volcano on 1926. Batur volcano eruption made the village and the Temple were destroyed, except for the most important shrine, an 11 tiered meru that dedicated to Dewi Batari Ulun Danu. Villagers in Batur village move to the highest place and rebuilt their village and their Temple. Pura Ulun Danu is a complex of nine different temples, containing in total 285 shrines and pavilions dedicated to the gods and goddesses of water, agriculture, holy springs, art, crafts, etc.
Ulun Danu Batur Temple – Kintamani Bali Information
Ulun Danu Batur Temple consist of nine different temples, including in 285 shrines and pavilions that dedicated to the Gods and Goddesses of water, agriculture, holy springs, art, crafts, and more. Penataran Agung Batur Temple as the principal temple has five main courtyards. 11-tiered meru is the most dominant shrines are situated in the inner and most sacred courtyard, three 9-tiered meru that dedicated to Mount Batur, Mount Abang, and Ida Batara Dalem Waturenggong. Ida Batara Dalem Waturenggong is the deified king of the Gelgel dynasty who ruled from 1460 to 1550. Ulun Danu Batur Temple also has statues that built in Chinese style and dedicated to Ida Ratu Ayu Subandar In the northwest corner, that look’s like a shrine and look colorful. Ida Ratu Ayu Subandar is the patron saint of commerce and the ‘administrator’ of the Gods. Here also available 8 other temples that are Penataran Pura Jati, this temple is related to the source temple on the western shore of the lake. Pura Tirta Bungkah is temple that related to the hot spring down by the lake. Pura Taman Sari and Pura Tirta Mas Mampeh are concerned with agriculture. Pura Sampian Wangi is dedicated to such crafts as weaving, sewing, the making of offerings and ceremonial cakes. Pura Gunarali is where adolescent boys and girls can to invoke help in order to develop their natural abilities. Pura Padang Sila is a temple that consists of forty-five stone shrines for the minor Gods and Goddesses of Ulun Danu Batur Temple. Pura Tuluk Biyu is another relocated temple, Tuluk Biyu is the old name of Mount Abang, the second highest mountain in Bali islands. Tuluk Biyu temple used to be located at the southern slope beneath the summit of mt. abang. The odalan of Pura Ulun Danu Batur held each Purnama of Sasih Kedasa, the 10th full moon. The date is according to Balinese Çaka moon calendar. This day usually falls in the month of March but sometimes in April.
Other Bali Places to Visit in Bangli Regency
Bangli Regency is located in north east of Bali Island where the majority of area are situated in the plateau area. There are couple of places recommended to visit since the local government has appointed those places as the tourist destinations. The following places of interest can be visited includes Kintamani, Kehen Temple, Penglipuran Village, Ulun Danu Batur Temple, Bukit Penulisan Temple and Dusun Kuning Waterfall.
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