Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

Meru (tower) on Lake Bratan::Bali, Indonesia::
Meru (Tower) on Lake Bratan

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is a very important Hindu temple founded in the 17th century. It is located on the shore of Lake Bratan at an altitude of over 1200 meters / 3900 ft and is dedicated to the goddess of the waters. The shrine holds ceremonies in order to ensure plenty of water from the lake for farmers for rice paddy irrigation throughout the island of Bali.

Eleven-tier Meru Shrine::Bali, Indonesia::
Eleven-tier Meru Shrine
Open-air Worship Compound::Bali, Indonesia::
Open-air Worship Compound
Ceremonial Umbrella::Bali, Indonesia::
Ceremonial Umbrella

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