Odalan

Temple Ceremony / Odalan

Bali is known as an island with a thousand temples. It is easy to find a temple ceremony everywhere at anytime. One of the ceremonies is called odalanOdalan is a celebration of the day when the temple was built. Since Bali calendar occur in 210 days and Bali has lots of temple, no wonder if you will find odalan during your visit in Bali.

Some odalan ceremonies are short, lasting from 1 to 3 days only, while others can last for up to a month. After the main religious ceremony (praying) is finished, odalan becomes more a social occassion with dance, gamelan, drama, comedy or shadow puppet plays.

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