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Pura Dalem Jawa (Langgar Temple)
Tuesday, 8 Jul, 2008 – 17:07 | One Comment
Pura Dalem Jawa (Langgar Temple)

Out of more than 20,000 thousand temples in Bali, Pura Dalem Jawa in Bunutin village, in Bangli regency has its unique characteristic that cannot be found in any other temples in Bali. Not just …

Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:The Wedding in Hindu (Balinese) Religion
Saturday, 5 Jul, 2008 – 9:32 | One Comment
Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:The Wedding in Hindu (Balinese) Religion

Here is a good articles on wedding by Balinese high priest Sri Bhagawan Dwija Warsa Nawa Sandi from Buleleng regency, without further ado here is the words of Bhagawan Dwija
THE WEDDING IN HINDU (BALINESE) …

Ngelawang at Bali Art Festival
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2008 – 18:01 | No Comment
Ngelawang at Bali Art Festival

On June 28th, at 10.00 in the morning Art Center was filled with visitors. Men-women, young-old, and native-foreigners seemed never want to blink their eyes as if they did not want to miss a thing …

A Balinese Folktale: Another Version of Calonarang
Wednesday, 25 Jun, 2008 – 16:49 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Another Version of Calonarang

Once upon a time, there was a region named Daha. When Daha was ruled by King Sri Aji Airlangga the region was remained safe and the people were prosperous. On his power, none of thieves …

Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:Nyepi for UNFCCC
Friday, 20 Jun, 2008 – 17:03 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:Nyepi for UNFCCC

At first I want to include this article under the headline “Through the Eyes of Researcher” but since this article was written a Balinese high priest Sri Bhagawan Dwija Warsa Nawa Sandi from Buleleng …

A Little Mountain of Rice called Tumpeng
Thursday, 29 May, 2008 – 16:02 | No Comment
A Little Mountain of Rice called Tumpeng

In the paradise island of Bali, when it comes to offering (banten) for the ceremony the Balinese women holds the sway. Balinese women prepare all the offerings (banten) that is needed for the ceremony. If …

Finally, The Real Sanghyang Dedari
Monday, 26 May, 2008 – 16:24 | One Comment
Finally, The Real Sanghyang Dedari

Tomorrow evening, 05/27/08, the real Sanghyang dedari dance will be held in Bukit Buluh Temple, in Banjar Gunaksa (Gunaksa hamlet), Ababi village, Karangasem regency. When I say the “real Sanghyang Dedari” what I refer …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Buddhism in Bali
Wednesday, 21 May, 2008 – 14:57 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Buddhism in Bali

Here is an interesting writing on Buddhism in Bali by venerable S. Dhammika. It is interesting to see the point of view of a Buddhist Monk form outside Bali on Buddhism in Bali.

Much attention has …

Delicious Meal in Woven Young Coconut Leaves
Friday, 9 May, 2008 – 15:05 | One Comment
Delicious Meal in Woven Young Coconut Leaves

There is a holiday called Kajeng Kliwon in which Balinese serves Tipat or Belayag (rice-cake snack cooked in a small container of woven young coconut leaves) to The God. Besides in Kajeng Kliwon, Tipat is …

Balinese Dances Today Part 1
Sunday, 4 May, 2008 – 9:00 | 3 Comments
Balinese Dances Today Part 1

Tightly wound in golden costumes, quivering flowers atop tooled leather crowns, the dancers’ eyes dart from side to side, matching the energy in their hands as their fingers seem to shimmer in their joints. Balinese …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: “Three Causes of Goodness: Environment in Balinese Hindu”
Thursday, 1 May, 2008 – 16:59 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: “Three Causes of Goodness: Environment in Balinese Hindu”

Here is an interesting article on environment in Balinese Hindu by T. Nirarta Samadhi:
Two core conceptions within the Balinese Hindu thoughts which the respondents from seven desa adat in Gianyar regarded as addressing the existence …

The War of Sampian
Saturday, 26 Apr, 2008 – 14:44 | 5 Comments
The War of Sampian

On Thursday, 4/24/08, a sacred and unique ceremony known as Siat Sampian (war of sampian) was held in Samuan Tiga temple as a part of series of rituals to commemorate the temple anniversary that had …

A Balinese Birthday
Friday, 25 Apr, 2008 – 18:03 | No Comment
A Balinese Birthday

Contrary to most of people in the world who are so interested with their birthday party that they are fond of creating something to make their birthday to be a luxurious moment, Balinese prefer to …

The Farmers and The Goddess of the Lake
Wednesday, 23 Apr, 2008 – 14:45 | 2 Comments
The Farmers and The Goddess of the Lake

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Farmers of central and south Bali, which cultivate the lion share of the rice fields in the island of Bali only need to glance up to clouds which hanging around Mount Batur to be reminded …

On Wealth
Saturday, 19 Apr, 2008 – 14:24 | No Comment
On Wealth

Dozens of fancy cars, a grand mansion or two with millions of dollar in your bank account just dust in your mouth when you do not have any cattle, in Botswana how wealthy you are …

Pecalang and the Silence Day
Friday, 4 Apr, 2008 – 17:52 | One Comment
Pecalang and the Silence Day

Pecalang (traditional Balinese security force) is responsible for securing the traditional ceremony or events which are held in Bali. From directing the traffic on the road near the venue of a religious ceremony in order …

The Royal Cremation Ceremony of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik
Thursday, 3 Apr, 2008 – 14:36 | One Comment
The Royal Cremation Ceremony of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik

On Friday, April 11th 2008, the royal cremation ceremony of the late Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik will be held at the royal palace of Karangasem, rescheduled from the initial plan in which the cremation …

A Glimpse of Barong
Monday, 31 Mar, 2008 – 12:39 | No Comment
A Glimpse of Barong

Barong is a portrayal of a mythical monster that is animated by two men, one manipulating the mask, the other the hind end. Barong has a long, sagging body built on a framework of bamboo …

Cremation Tower
Friday, 28 Mar, 2008 – 17:17 | One Comment
Cremation Tower

Ngaben or cremation ceremony is arguably the most documented Balinese ceremony among hundreds of Balinse religious ceremonies. And of course the prima ballerina of Balinese cremation is the cremation tower or well known as Bade …

Balinese Student Outside Bali Part 2
Thursday, 27 Mar, 2008 – 16:42 | No Comment
Balinese Student Outside Bali Part 2

IPDN’s (Educational institution which is equivalent to University, aimed to turn out aspiring internal governments) students come from all of provinces in Indonesia including Bali. Balinese students who are studying in IPDN always do their …

Makemit: Spending the Night in the Temple
Friday, 21 Mar, 2008 – 14:40 | No Comment
Makemit: Spending the Night in the Temple

Today, 3/21/08, the grand annual ceremony Bhatara Turun Kabeh (gods descent all together) is be held in the biggest temple in Bali, Besakih. Hundreds of thousands pilgrims pay homage to this temple during the …

Balinese Student Outside Bali
Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2008 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
Balinese Student Outside Bali

Many Balinese students after they graduate from Senior High school go outside Bali to continue their study instead of studying in Bali. As a result from Bali has only one state university and it has …

Flower in Balinese Life
Wednesday, 12 Mar, 2008 – 17:07 | 5 Comments
Flower in Balinese Life

Flowers are important things for Balinese, since in every single day, Balinese need flowers for praying and also as offering to God. However not many Balinese know what kind of flowers is appropriate for praying …

No Post for Today and Tomorrow
Thursday, 6 Mar, 2008 – 14:26 | No Comment
No Post for Today and Tomorrow

In accordance with Nyepi (Silence Day / Balinese New Year), there will be no post for today and tomorrow.
We are out for Pangrupukan (Silence Day / New Year Eve) and Nyepi.
These what we do today:

Other Silence Days Part 1
Wednesday, 5 Mar, 2008 – 17:18 | 2 Comments
Other Silence Days Part 1

Silence day, a holy to celebrate the Balinese New Year will be held on Friday, 3/7/08, on this day silent will reign supreme all over the island. In most areas in Bali, silence day is …

The End of the Festivity
Wednesday, 27 Feb, 2008 – 14:47 | No Comment
The End of the Festivity

Today, 27/02/08 Balinese celebrated the end of Galungan period, the end of a period that full of holidays and festivity, which is well known as Pegatwakan (“pegatwakan” is derived from the word “pegat” means “cut …

Behind Pagerebongan Ceremony
Saturday, 23 Feb, 2008 – 13:48 | 2 Comments
Behind Pagerebongan Ceremony

Pangerebongan is a traditional ceremony that aims to protect people especially for them who live around of Kesiman village from disease, disasters, and others bad things. Most people of Kesiman pu much faith in the …

The Significances of Pangerebongan (Mass Trance) Ritual
Friday, 22 Feb, 2008 – 16:32 | One Comment
The Significances of Pangerebongan (Mass Trance) Ritual

The capital city in every region in the world is usually populated by people from many different areas and ethnics. In addition the capital city is usually more developed socially, economically, than others cities. It …

Pengerebongan: The Mass Trance Ritual
Thursday, 14 Feb, 2008 – 18:43 | 3 Comments
Pengerebongan: The Mass Trance Ritual

On 2/10/08, the biggest mass ritual trance ritual which is known as Pengerebongan was held in Petilan temple, in Kesiman village Denpasar. Here are some snapshots from the most famous trance dance in the …

A Unique Imlek Celebration
Saturday, 9 Feb, 2008 – 14:59 | No Comment
A Unique Imlek Celebration

On February 7, 2008, Chinese Lunar New Year celebrating is being held in Griya Kongco Dwipayana. Here are some photos of Imlek celebration in Grya Kongco Dwipayana, a join temple of Tao, Buddha, and Hindu …

Penjor on Galungan Day
Tuesday, 22 Jan, 2008 – 0:15 | One Comment
Penjor on Galungan Day

Galungan, a Christmas for Balinese will soon come. And if you happen to visit Bali on Galungan day you will be hailed by thousands of Penjor along the roadside all over of Bali.
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What is …

Through the Eyes of Researcher:Buying Offerings
Wednesday, 16 Jan, 2008 – 20:24 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher:Buying Offerings

Here is an interesting piece of writing on the growing trend of buying offerings for religious ceremony which is taken from Scott A Johnsen’s thesis which is entitled From Royal House to Nation: The …

Offering: Expression of Devotion to God or Requirement of a Ceremony
Wednesday, 9 Jan, 2008 – 15:16 | One Comment
Offering: Expression of Devotion to God or Requirement of a Ceremony

Offerings are the most visible way of Balinese in expressing their devotion to God. They make various offering for various ceremony range from the simple daily offering to the gigantic Sarad that is used in …

On Yadnya
Friday, 4 Jan, 2008 – 16:10 | 2 Comments
On Yadnya

The word Yadnya is so close to the Hindus. It cannot be separated in the Hindus’ daily life. But what is Yadnya actually?
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The meaning of Yadnya can be divided into two, the wider and …

Balinese Temple and Identity
Wednesday, 2 Jan, 2008 – 15:03 | No Comment
Balinese Temple and Identity

Paying homage and praying to a temple is not just an act of devotion to God for Balinese, it is more than just a religious activity. In socio-political context praying in a temple for a …

The Villages of Tolerance
Tuesday, 25 Dec, 2007 – 15:37 | No Comment
The Villages of Tolerance

Besides the dim history on the carnage of PKI – Partai Komunis Indonesia (Indonesia Communist Party) in Jembrana regency there is another story of love and tolerance inside. This is on religions in Jembrana where …

On ‘Banten’ – the Forgotten Meaning
Saturday, 22 Dec, 2007 – 13:45 | One Comment
On ‘Banten’ – the Forgotten Meaning

Every region must have their own tradition which is inherited from their ancestor. Such as India with their ‘mangal sutra’ tradition and the dowry from the bride, Japan for their tea ceremony and also the …

The Rare Ketungan Musical Instrument
Tuesday, 27 Nov, 2007 – 16:06 | No Comment
The Rare Ketungan Musical Instrument

When a grand ceremony such as Ngenteg Lingih (held once every 30 years) or deification of ancestor soul (nyekah) is held both Balinese and visitors will have a chance to see the rare Ketungan and …

Chasing The Pestilence Away
Friday, 23 Nov, 2007 – 17:22 | No Comment
Chasing The Pestilence Away

On Monday night (11/19/07), my village summon the village protecting deities, a Barong which is named Ratu Ngurah Sakti and a Rangda which is revered as Ratu Istri to protect the village and all its …

Giant Flute of Bali
Monday, 19 Nov, 2007 – 15:58 | No Comment
Giant Flute of Bali

A big religious ceremony in Bali is always marked by the presence of a sunari, a tall bamboo flute made of a long bamboo pole. Two varieties of bamboo tiying (bamboo) tamblang and tiying gading …