Hari Raya Saraswati

On Saturday Umanis Watugunung, which occurs every 210 days due to the Balinese calendar system, elementary to high school students—who are Hindu, go to school wearing traditional cloth as when they go to the temple. On that day they will pray to Ida Sanghyang Aji Saraswati, manifestation of God as the source of knowledge. Ida Sanghyang Aji Saraswati depicted as a four-armed figure of a beautiful woman with a swan as vehicle. On each hand carrying: a musical instrument rebab (fiddle), prayer beads, lontar and lotus flowers. Musical instrument produces melodious voice, the symbolic meaning that knowledge contains beauty/aesthetic aspects. … Continue reading Hari Raya Saraswati