|temple complex, at the edge of Lake Bratanali Island, Indonesia. en.wikipedia.org|
|Pura Ulun Danu Bratan compared to 50,000-rupiah banknote,Indonesis, wikipedia .|
Lake Bratan is a main source of irrigation in central Bali and this temple was Built in 1633, for the main purpose of offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, as an expression of their gratitude. The 11-storey pelinggih meru, as it is called, in the complex, is dedicated to Shiva and his consort Parvathi. Often referred to as Bali temple on the lake because it looks like it is floating on water, when the Bratan river water rises. There is a Buddha's statue enshrined in this temple.
This amazing Balinese temple is located about 1200 metres above sea level in Lake Beratan, pretty much in the middle of Bali Lake Bratan is known as the Lake of Holy Mountain due to the fertility of this area. It has a cold tropical climate and the entire area, I am told, is full of greenery and offers a fine, quiet ambiance . You will be in peace with yourself, drawn away from the noisy, polluted urban jungle. The reasons for the popularity are temple floats when the water is full and the serene surrounding that will inspire the visitors to go into a reverie free from stressed life. Surrounded by mountains, the thick fog plays hide and seek here in certain times.
|God of wisdom -Saraswati, Bali Island. /en.wikipedia.org/|
The National emblem of Indonesia is called Garuda Pancasila. Garuda, the carrier or vahana of Lord Vishnu, who appears in many ancient Hindu temples of ancient Indonesia. Garuda Pancasila was designed by Sultan Hamid II from Pontianak, supervised by Sukarno, and was adopted as the national emblem on 11 February 1950.
|God Ganesa symbol of a university in Bali, www.google.com|
|20000 rupiah Indonesian currency note with Ganesa symbol. www.google.com|
It was the Sunni Muslim traders of the Shafi'i fiqh, as well as Sufi Muslim traders from India, Oman and Yemen brought Islam to Indonesia. Marco Polo, about 1297 AD referred to a new community of Moorish traders in Perlak.THe also mentioned that the earliest Islamic community lived in the midst of the Hindus of Indonesia. The 15th and 16th centuries, saw a Muslim campaign led by Sultans who attacked Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms and various communities in the Indonesian archipelago, with each Sultan trying to seize a region or island for control. Four diverse and contentious Islamic Sultanates emerged in north Sumatra (Aceh), south Sumatra, west and central Java, and in southern Borneo (Kalimantan). As it was their custom, the Sultanates declared Islam as their state religion and waged war against each other as well as the Hindus and other non-Muslim infidels
|colorful Hindu rituals of Bali-one of island's attraction, wikedepia.|
|A child dressed up for a festive Hindu dance in Ubud, Bali.wikipedia.|