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Serongga Story
Thursday, 1 Sep, 2011 – 0:17 | No Comment
Serongga Story

Still remember Serongga Village in Gianyar which celebrated Ngusaba Dalem on August 13th ? If you don’t, reading this article (http://blog.baliwww.com/ritual-and-ceremony/30057) may help you to remind it. This village near Lebih Beach has unique stories …

Suryak Oe
Thursday, 17 Jun, 2010 – 17:13 | One Comment
Suryak Oe

The anniversary of temple is a-day-to-day event in Bali but the celebration of temple anniversary that has unique ritual in it does not happen every day.  The anniversary of Pura Dalem (one of three civic …

Jauk and Telek Dance
Tuesday, 1 Jun, 2010 – 8:45 | One Comment
Jauk and Telek Dance

Out of many kinds of masked dances in Bali, Jauk and Telek can be categorized as the most singular one. Jauk is the male version of this genre while Telek is the female one. Jauk …

Melasti Ritual
Saturday, 13 Mar, 2010 – 9:00 | No Comment
Melasti Ritual

Today, thousands of Balinese flock to the beaches, lakes or springs to hold the Melasti ritual. Melasti is a ritual in which Balinese escort the deities to the sea, lakes or springs but mostly to …

I Gusti Nyoman Lempad
Tuesday, 23 Feb, 2010 – 14:57 | 2 Comments
I Gusti Nyoman Lempad

Title : The Dagger Attack On Rangda
Artist : I Gusti Nyoman Lempad
Media : Ink and tempera on papper
Size : 24 x 33 cm
Year : 1939s
Courtesy : Neka Art Museum
I Gusti Nyoman Lempad might …

New face for a familiar place…Puri Saraswati Bungalows
Thursday, 17 Dec, 2009 – 8:05 | No Comment
New face for a familiar place…Puri Saraswati Bungalows

Puri Saraswati Bungalows has recently completed its new lobby. It is elegantly constructed of white Palimanan stone and beautiful carving on the pillars. The lobby is welcoming to guests and has a warm and friendly …

Ngelawang Barong (Door to Door Exorcism)
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 11:26 | One Comment
Ngelawang Barong (Door to Door Exorcism)

The word “ngelawang” in traditional art context is equivalent to “door to door art performance”. In the beginning of 19th door to door mask performance was an everyday spectacle. But since the beginning of 20th …

Walking and Balinese
Tuesday, 23 Sep, 2008 – 13:48 | No Comment
Walking and Balinese

Nowadays, in Bali, walking has become an exclusive activity that mostly done by foreigners or peddlers. In the last few decades less and less Balinese walk to their destination. We prefer to ride our motorcycle …

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 …

Dealing with Rat a la Balinese
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2008 – 8:14 | 3 Comments
Dealing with Rat a la Balinese

Rat infestation has become worldwide problem that happen in all parts of the world and no wonder every civilization has their own way in dealing with rat. If Germans have their Pied Piper of Hamelin, …

Trance Dance in Bali
Friday, 16 May, 2008 – 16:36 | One Comment
Trance Dance in Bali

People who know little about Bali, at the least know that there are dances in which men in a state of trance attack themselves with their krisses, that there are other dances in which little …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Barong Resort and Spa
Friday, 16 Nov, 2007 – 12:29 | No Comment
Barong Resort and Spa

Within comfortable walking distance of dozens of art galleries, restaurants and small shops selling beautiful souvenirs and curios Experience the exciting hubbub and activity of one of Bali’s most important market towns, beautiful temples, with …

A Balinese Folktale: Banaspati Raja
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2007 – 6:59 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Banaspati Raja

Siwa and his wife Dewi Sri were walking once in the mountain walaraoe. And moved by the lonely beauty of place Siwa wanted to enjoy his wife. But she would not, because it seemed to …

Making A Sacred Mask
Thursday, 20 Sep, 2007 – 16:51 | No Comment
Making A Sacred Mask

In Bali, a sacred mask serves as a protector of a village. Balinese believe that it protects all its followers as long as the deity that resides in the mask is constantly appeased with rituals …

Melancaran: An Exorcism Trip
Monday, 20 Aug, 2007 – 17:25 | No Comment
Melancaran: An Exorcism Trip

Balinese believe that during the third and fourth month of Balinese Çaka calendar (around September and October in Gregorian calendar), Ratu Gede Nusa also known as Ratu Gede Mas Macaling, the leader of demons and …

On Magic
Tuesday, 14 Aug, 2007 – 15:40 | No Comment
On Magic

Most Balinese believes that their bodies, like an electric battery, accumulates a magic energy called ‘kesaktian’ that enables them to withstand the attack of evil powers, human or supernatural, that seek constantly to undermine their …

From Sacred to Profane: Barong and Rangda Dance
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2007 – 12:27 | One Comment
From Sacred to Profane: Barong and Rangda Dance

Of all the form of Balinese dance, the Barong and Rangda performance which involves trance possession were the most fascinating to early western residents and visitors. Followers of the Barong frequently practiced self-stabbing during a …

Barong Landung: Protective Effigy of the Village
Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2007 – 14:56 | No Comment
Barong Landung: Protective Effigy of the Village

Barong Landung is a magically protective effigy which is found in many villages of Denpasar area in preference to Barong Ket and other types of animal Barong. The word ‘landung’ means tall and indeed the …

Balinese Stage
Monday, 18 Jun, 2007 – 16:00 | No Comment
Balinese Stage

Before we talk about a Balinese stage, let us take a glance on what Oxford Advance Learners Dictionary has to offer on the word ‘stage’ in the context of theater – a raised area, usually …

Sema: Cemetery
Tuesday, 29 May, 2007 – 13:24 | No Comment
Sema: Cemetery

Sema, or cemetery is always a source of horror for Balinese. It is the place where the spirits of uncremated corpses wander around, playground for evil spirit and bhuta kala and of course, hunting ground …

Serangan Island
Saturday, 12 May, 2007 – 13:26 | No Comment
Serangan Island

Serangan, a small island lies just off Bali southern coast near Sanur, connected to the main island with a dusty bridge-road. Serangan has an area of only 180 acres and a population abut 6000, and …

Ogoh Ogoh
Monday, 18 Dec, 2006 – 4:00 | 3 Comments
Ogoh Ogoh

Nyepi day is approaching, traditionally on the evening prior to Nyepi the local communities carry Ogoh Ogoh (giant monster effigies) around the streets in a noisy parade with gongs …

Ngerebeg (Village Purification Ceremony)
Wednesday, 6 Dec, 2006 – 14:56 | No Comment
Ngerebeg (Village Purification Ceremony)

Ngerebeg is one of many kinds exorcism and purification ceremony that exist in Bali. The Ngerebeg ceremony is usually held in Kuningan day or before a temple festival especially in Gianyar regency. The Ngerebeg ceremony …

Bali Arts Festival 2006, Day 18
Tuesday, 4 Jul, 2006 – 17:10 | No Comment
Bali Arts Festival 2006, Day 18

Daily photo journal of Bali Arts Festival 2006
Day 18, Tuesday, 4 July 2006
Time: 10.00
Event: Balinese short story telling competition.
Venue: Wantilan
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Barong Landung
Thursday, 8 Jun, 2006 – 11:57 | No Comment
Barong Landung

Large, tall puppets representing humanlike creatures, supported by a man who carries the puppet’s clothing and mask on a wooden frame over his head. This dance play is staged in an annual festival on Serangan …

Barong
Thursday, 1 Jun, 2006 – 16:25 | No Comment
Barong

A mask and costume representing a mythical, supernatural creature; the most common barong has a costume that looks like a Chinese lion (barong ket) and is animated by two men, one manipulating the mask, the …

Rangda
Thursday, 1 Jun, 2006 – 15:45 | No Comment
Rangda

Literally “widow”; Rangda is one of the two central figures in the barong play, representing the negative side of man; Rangda is also related to Durga, wife of Siwa, who represents his destructive side.
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