Bedugul is a highland area on the northernmost side of Tabanan Regency which is the center of Bali tourism. This area is known to have cool air, terraced rice fields, and three large lakes; namely Beratan, Buyan, and Tamblingan.
Each of these lakes plays a vital role in people's lives so that they have an important position spiritually according to the Hindu teachings which are adopted by the Balinese people. Therefore, in each of these lakes, a special temple is called Pura Ulun Danu. One of the three temples that are considered to have the most important meaning and long history is the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple.
Literally, "Ulun Danu Temple" means in the temple above the lake and can be described as a temple that was established as a place of worship to the God. Some holy book mention Ulun Danu Beratan Temple to be a place of worship to Sang Hyang Widhi in his premise as the God of Prosperity. This temple also functions as a place of worship of the goddess who lives in Lake Beratan, the Goddess Laksmi which is the goddess of fertility and beauty. In addition, the existence of Lake Beratan as a source of water for agricultural irrigation for the surrounding area makes it get the status as Khayangan Jagat Temple or a general temple where Hindus worship from across regions, groups, and professions.
Besides as a place of worship for Hindus in Bali. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple has indeed become a center of attraction for tourism in Bedugul. The attraction of this temple complex is Pelinggih Telengin Segara which is in the form of meru overlapping 11 and Pelinggih Lingga Ulun Danu which are in the form of meraya three overlapping. The natural background which is radiated by these two buildings allow it to have a value high aesthetic to immortalized.
The Location Of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is located in Candikuning Village, Baturiti Subdistrict, Tabanan regency. The distance about 56 Kilometers from Denpasar city to the north along the highway Denpasar-Singaraja.