Monday, March 5, 2012

Ulun Danu Temple, Bali

Posted by Kero at Monday, March 05, 2012
I collect four types of postcards: landmarks, map cards, famous people, and cards of castles, churches, and temples. A new addition to my collection was sent by Linda from her home country Indonesia.

 Ulun Danu is a Hindu Temple set in the lakeside of Beratan and as an icon of the tourist destination in Bali.


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 also present inside this temple.

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.


1 sweets for Kero:

kimmy on March 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM said...

so sorry about that, the comment is supposed to be here :D that's a very nice postcard, thanks for sharing..

 

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