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Shepherd Entertainment gives you the history of The Ulun Danu Temple, which is an important water temple on the shores of ...
Danau Bratan in Bali and its atmosphere determined by the eternal fog.
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The atmosphere of the Pura Ulun Danu Batur Temple is determined by the eternal fog. The mystical shrine built on the edge of the crater of the volcano is a photographers dream. Originally, the building stood lower on the side of the crater until the volcano ended it in 1926. We learn the following from a guide book. The specialty of Ulun Danu is that its high priestess is an adolescent virgin girl who chooses 24 boys from the village to be priests. The highest position among priests is the Yero – who is also chosen by the female high priestess from among the young priests. Yero’s task is to present offerings to the high priestess and later that night, to see to her needs in bed. Yero – decides on the controversial issues of the village. He brings his judgment in the spirit of Adat. The female chief priestess is allowed to stay in the church until she loses her virginity or until the first menstruation. Then a new female chief priestess has to be chosen. It’s a great honor to reach the shrine. Later on, when the girl gets married, she can use her former position as a dowry. The history of the island is lost in the mists of time but scientists consider Java and the neighboring islands to be the cradle of humanity. It’s for sure that when in the 6th century, Indian people started to immigrate to the islands of Indonesia, they encountered developed cultures. During this time, the activity of Buddhist monks and Hindu Brahmans who spread these two religions on the island may have taken place. Local tribes mix them with their ancestral cult during this time and their belief has been retained in this form up till now. The system of castes which the Indonesian islands is still used only in Bali was also formed due to Indian influence. Bali’s companionship with Java became stronger in the 10th century when the Balinese duke Urajana married Duchess Mahendradata from Java. Their descendants created the great empire of Java. Ambitious nobles fought to separate from Java. By 1528, the intention of Bali to become independent had reached the point that the lord entered into an alliance with the Portuguese who gained power in Southeast Asia at that time. They were the first to break the news in Europe about the island. The natives were friendly to the Dutch at first. The Dutch East Indian Company put an end to this good relationship. The eagerness of the Dutch and their steps taken in the interest of commerce earned the hatred of the local people. The colonists occupied the north part of the island. This partial occupation lasted for centuries until under the pretext of the accident of a Chinese commercial ship, the Dutch occupied the island entirely. The load cast ashore was collected by the locals which the Dutch put down as theft and started a punitive expedition. During the Second World War, the inhabitants were glad about the Japanese conquerors and realized only later that they were even crueler than the Dutch. At the end of the war, the Japanese pulled out of the island and the inhabitants were able to defeat the Dutch who wanted to return in the Battle at Margi so in this way Indonesia achieved its independence under President Sukarno’s control. The independent state was acknowledged in 1946 by the world and in 1949, by the Netherlands.