Water Temple Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

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Lena published on 07/03/2016 10:13 a.m.:

The water temple Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is the second most holy temple on Bali. It was built in 1663 on volcanic lake Bratan (1200m above sea level) and is used for offerings to the water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu. The lake's water is the main source for irrigation in central Bali and thus considered as holy.

The temple, which is featured on the 50.000 Rupia banknotes of Indonesia, has changed quite a lot over time which is typical for Balinese religious monuments.

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