Bratan projects into the water. This is the temple of the lake goddes
who is much revered as a source of fertility. Built by the king of Mengwi
in 1633. it consists of four compounds, the two outermost of which are
completely surrounded by water.
When the three-tiered Siwaitic lingga petak was recently restored, the
builders discovered a bubbling spring and a big white stone flanked by
two red ones a phallic lingga representing the reproductive power of Siwa
as the god of fertility. Towering above this, on a separate islet, is
a single shrine of 11 roofs dedicated to Wisnu in his manifestation as
the lake goddess Dewi Danu. who protects all living creatures.