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Festival Tektekan: Mystical Trance Ritual  

by on Tuesday, 19 October 2010One Comment | 1,112 views

For the sake of better life, Balinese people in each region hold a sacred procession to cleanse and purify the village and the community annually. This sacred ritual featuring drama and dances in Kerambitan village, Tabanan regency is called Tektekan. This mystical sacred ritual is indeed performed at Puri Anyar Kerambitan occasionally. Lucky for you who will be in Bali on October 29th – 31st 2010 as Tektekan Festival will be held at Puri Anyar Kerambitan, a residence for Tabanan Royal Family.

Tektekan actually refers to bamboo orchestra in which when struck, it produces ‘tek tek’ sound. Additionally, this bamboo orchestra accompanies the mystical trance drama and dances. The drama and dances portrays the famous Balinese story named Calonarang; the fight between the black and white magic power.

Tektekan ritual is created by A.A.Ngurah Oka Silagunadha in 1967. Traditionaly this sacred procession aims to purify the community, bring about fertility, and to drive out the evil. No wonder the mystical aura cover all the procession. On a special occasion just like to welcome privileged guests, Tabanan King often holds Tektekan to preserve the guests from bad things.

The festival also incorporates some attractions and dances beside “Tektekan” procession. Here is the schedule for Festival Tektekan and be sure that you are there!

Friday, OCTOBER 29th,  2010

Time : 4: 00 p.m.

Venue : Puri Anyar Kerambitan – Tabanan

Programs :

§  The Openning of the Festival

§  Proceded the Gambelan Baleganjur

§  The Parades of  Tedung , spears, banners,

§  The Custom clothing creation of a new (modified)

§  The convoy of the Cane  Flower

§  The Parade of dancers performing

§  The Rice harvest parade

§  The Parades of Sekeha Santhi / Traditional Holy Song

§  Proceded of the Okokan performance

§  The origin of drama “Calonarang  Tektekan”

§  The first time Tourist come to watch the scene

§  The Parade demonstration Tektekan  from Penarukan

§  The Parade demonstration Tektekan from Kukuh

§  The Parade demonstration Tektekan  from Penarukan Tengah

§  The Parade demonstration Tektekan  from Kelating

§  The Parade of Ogoh-ogoh / Symbolized of the Mekel Gde and the white Manncuan’s Spirit

§  Closing Tabuh the new creations of the “Okokan” Baleganjur

Saturday, October  30th 2010


10:00 a.m.       : Exhibitions & Demonstrations of Art and Culture

7:00 p.m.        : The “Tektekan” Performance

8:00 p.m.         : Donation fee for Additional Private Dinner at the Palace is at USD 30.00 / person

R.S.V.P              :

Venue              : Jaba Tengah of  Puri Anyar Kerambitan – Tabanan

Sunday, October 31st 2010


10:00 a.m.       : Exhibitions & Demonstration of Art and Culture

8:00 p.m.         : Closing of the ceremony “Cetrung” Dance performance and classical “Shadow Puppet” Show

Venue               : Puri Anyar Kerambitan – Tabanan

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