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Mapepada Agung at Ulun Danu Batur Temple  

by on Saturday, 3 April 2010One Comment | 253 views

The sacred Mapepada Agung Ceremony was held on March 29, 2010 at Ulun Danu Batur Temple, this sacred ceremony was held in accordance with annual temple anniversary.  Mapepada Agung ceremony was held to purify the animals and plants that used in the ceremony.  The animals that participated range from buffalo, cow, goat, deer, dog, pig, chicken, swan, duck to turtle. All these animals and plant represented “sarwa prani hitangkara” or all earth contents.

The core Mapepada Agung ceremony is the parade of all these animals and plants encircling the temple precinct counterclockwise three times as a symbol of purification. The procession was accompanied by Gamelan.  On that day, 10 gamelan troupes from all corners of Bali participated in the ceremony. the ceremony is also highlighted by the performance of three types of sacred Baris Dances: Baris Gede, Baris Dadap, and Baris Tumbak Dance that enacts warrior show of strength. These dances were performed  to enrich and complete ceremony.

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