Category Archives: Religious Ceremony

Usaba Sambah Ceremony

Usaba Sambah is one of the temple festival ceremony in Tenganan Dauh Tukad village. The ceremony starts from June 23rd 2017 and will be finish at July 24th. If you are in Bali, you may won’t miss this events. However visiting Tenganan village is worthwhile even though there is no ceremony as the village is…

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Mekare Kare

Wearing traditional attire (sarongs, sash and udeng / headbands) without shirt, two young men stand face to face. With a bunch of prickly pandan leaves (pandanus amaryllifolius) in his right hand and a rattan shield in his left hand, they lurk each other look for chance to give deadly strike out. An older man— acted…

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Tumpek Krulut, an Affection Day

Denpasar city performs some of dances and play gamelan in Puputan park to celebrate Tumpek Krulut. All gong elements are played to create santha rasa or sense of peaceful which make prosperity both physically and mentally. I.B. Jelantik, a lecture of Udayana University said: “On Tumpek Krulut, Balinese Hindu beliefs that god Siwanataraja comes to the…

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Kuningan Holy Day

Saniscara Kliwon Wuku Kuningan is a day on Bali Calendar system where the Balinese celebrate a holy day called Hari Raya Kuningan. On this day offerings is given for the ancestors, ask for prosperity, protection, salvation and guidance from Ida Sanghyang Widhi Wasa (Almighty God). One of the specialties in Kuningan day is ‘nasi kuning…

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Mekotekan Ritual

Munggu village in the afternoon, hundreds of men–young and old, walking to the pura Desa (temple of the village). They carry a lumber of Pulet tree with approximately length 3.5 meters. Today is Kuningan holy day, people from 12 sub village in Munggu will carry out Mekotekan, an avert evil ritual tradition. All participants begin…

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Galungan

Galungan is one of the biggest holy day in Bali. Galungan occurs every 210 days. It’s victory celebration of dharma (goodness) against adharma (evil).  Galungan brings people closer to God in order to reach harmony of the inner self and the outer world. During Galungan celebration, we can see penjor (long tall decorated bamboo pole) in every…

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