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Cristina Wistari Formaggia: A Memorial of Gambuh Master
Wednesday, 4 Jul, 2012 – 9:01 | 4 Comments
Cristina Wistari Formaggia: A Memorial of Gambuh Master

Cristina Wistari Formaggia, 62, died peacefully of cancer in her hometown of Milano, Italy on 19 July 2008. She will always be known in Bali as the woman behind the Gambuh Preservation Project in Batuan …

Tawur Kesanga: Payment to the Demon
Friday, 4 Mar, 2011 – 4:45 | No Comment
Tawur Kesanga: Payment to the Demon

A day prior to Nyepi, or Balinese New Year, the great Tawur Kesanga ritual is held all over Bali. The word “tawur” literally means, “pay” in a sense of a payment to the bhuta kala, …

The Origin of Balinese
Wednesday, 1 Sep, 2010 – 20:36 | No Comment
The Origin of Balinese

Far before Majapahit or Royal Family in Bali existed, Bali was a part of Java Island and it was not separated by a sea strait, which is occupied by some indigenous plants and animals …

Top 3 Must-Visit Places in Bali
Monday, 19 Jul, 2010 – 8:58 | One Comment
Top 3 Must-Visit Places in Bali

There’s no shortage of great places to visit in Bali, but if you’re looking for the really special places, you can find these within easy travel distance of your Bali hotel . Bali’s a great …

Sanggar Tawang
Saturday, 24 Apr, 2010 – 7:05 | No Comment
Sanggar Tawang

Sanggar Tawang which was specially designed temporary buildings for the highest level of ceremony at a temple. Although it was temporary, it’s including the main building because it only produced for a ceremony and was dismantled …

Architecture ‘behind the mirror’
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 – 13:53 | No Comment
Architecture ‘behind the mirror’

Not because it was obsessed by reflection, but I ‘presented’ stunning scenery while going home after the ceremony ‘nyineb’ at Pura Agung Besakih, 9 April 2010 ago.
‘Tedung’, fabric ‘lantaran’ the white one line on the …

Rejang Renteng at Ida Bhatara Turun Kabeh
Tuesday, 30 Mar, 2010 – 7:30 | One Comment
Rejang Renteng at  Ida Bhatara Turun Kabeh

Yesterday, Monday (March 29, 2010) that coincide with with the full moon of the tenth month (Kadasa) of Caka calendar, the Grand Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony (gods descend all together) was held …

Mahagiri Restaurant at Mahagiri Resort Rendang
Monday, 29 Mar, 2010 – 4:50 | One Comment
Mahagiri Restaurant at Mahagiri Resort Rendang

If you want to find a great place to have a lunch in Karangasem area, Mahagiri Restaurant at Mahagiri Resort in Rendang village is surely offer a great value for your money and time, spoiling …

Majesty of Mount Agung
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2009 – 0:00 | 2 Comments
Majesty of  Mount Agung

This shot was taken from Gumang Hill and Wikipedia says:
Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a mountain in Bali. This stratovolcano is the highest point on the island. It dominates the surrounding area influencing the …

The Peak of Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony
Saturday, 11 Apr, 2009 – 14:55 | No Comment
The Peak of Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony

The peak of Grand Bhatara Turun Kabeh ceremony was held on Thursday (4/9/09) at Penataran Agung temple in Besakih mother temple complex. Balinese believe that when this ceremony is held when the Gods of all …

The Grand Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 10:01 | 2 Comments
The Grand Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony

Thursday (4/9/09) which concurs with the full moon of the tenth month (Kadasa) of Balinese Caka calendar, the Grand Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony (gods descend all together) will be held in Besakih, the mother temple …

The Peak of Grand Panca Bali Krama Ceremony
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2009 – 20:31 | One Comment
The Peak of Grand Panca Bali Krama Ceremony

On Wednesday (25/3/09) the peak of grand Panca Bali Krama ceremony was conducted on Bencingah (meeting sqaure) of Besakih Temple. The ceremony was conducted on the enclosed holy venue in the middle of the bancingah …

The Sacred Mepepada Ceremony at Besakih Temple
Friday, 27 Mar, 2009 – 18:14 | One Comment
The Sacred Mepepada Ceremony at Besakih Temple

The sacred Mepepada ceremony was held on Tuesday (3/24/09) at Besakih Temple in accordance with the grand Panca Balikrama ceremony. The Mepepada ceremony was held to purify the animals and plants that were sacrificed at …

No Cremation Ceremony is Allowed
Monday, 16 Feb, 2009 – 14:39 | One Comment
No Cremation Ceremony is Allowed

The of grand ceremony Panca Bali Krama which is held once every ten years will be held on March 25, 2009. This grand ceremony will be conducted in Bali’s Mother Temple, Besakih Temple, in Karangasem …

Bukit Jambul
Friday, 26 Dec, 2008 – 8:57 | One Comment
Bukit Jambul

History:
The name of Bukit Jambul was firstly given during the Dutch invasion in Indonesia by a tourist, who was inspired by a high hill standing on the south of the main road connecting Klungkung regency …

Gunung Lebah Temple
Wednesday, 3 Dec, 2008 – 13:19 | No Comment
Gunung Lebah Temple

The Campuhan (confluence of two rivers) of Ubud offers not just picturesque natural panorama but also a beautiful sacred temple. This temple is known as Pura Gunung Lebah (Low Mountain Temple), located across the street …

New Balinese Temple in Belgium
Saturday, 25 Oct, 2008 – 11:30 | 6 Comments
New Balinese Temple in Belgium

A good news for Balinese came from Belgium; a new Balinese Hindu temple is established in Paradisio Parc, Belgium. This new temple was established in a 55-ha bird park by Eric Domb, a Belgian who …

Tonight is a Special Night
Tuesday, 14 Oct, 2008 – 15:10 | One Comment
Tonight is a Special Night

Tonight is a special moment for the visitors, who come to Bali to enjoy or to study the culture of paradise island of Bali, since many temple ceremonies all over the paradise island of Bali …

Balinese Civilization and Three Sages from Java
Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2008 – 16:21 | No Comment
Balinese Civilization and Three Sages from Java

The development of Balinese civilization has a quite long history. The first evidences of human appearance in Bali date back to the Stone Age, tens of thousands years ago, with the founding of few artifacts …

Bali’s Cultural Landscape
Friday, 11 Jul, 2008 – 17:06 | One Comment
Bali’s Cultural Landscape

Here is a write up on Bali’s cultural landscape prepared by Directorate General of History and Archaeology of Bali, that is submitted to UNESCO in accordance with World Heritage Program. I hope this writing can …

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 …

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 …

On the way to Pasar Agung Temple
Sunday, 16 Mar, 2008 – 13:04 | No Comment
On the way to Pasar Agung Temple

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I found this amazing view on the way to …

Lempuyang Luhur Temple
Thursday, 6 Sep, 2007 – 16:39 | One Comment
Lempuyang Luhur Temple

At the beginning of the creation, when earth was only 70 years old, the island of Bali was instable; earthquakes happened everyday for months, torrents rains, with constant lightning and thunders was the only weather. …

Grup Gedebong Goyang Stormed Sanur Village Festival
Tuesday, 21 Aug, 2007 – 13:45 | No Comment
Grup Gedebong Goyang Stormed Sanur Village Festival

The closing of Sanur Village Festival was given a fresh nuance with the performance of Grup Gedebong Goyang (Swaying Banana Tree Trunk Sister or G3). Powered by Rucina Ballinger, Kerry Pendergrast, Suzan Kohlik and Antonella …

Divine Rage versus Heaven and Hell
Friday, 10 Aug, 2007 – 13:12 | No Comment
Divine Rage versus Heaven and Hell

Divine rage is a belief in which deities and ancestors may punish one for one’s actions, especially in relation with religious ethic or ritual such as failure to perform a cremation, failure to fulfill a …

Types of Balinese Temples
Monday, 11 Jun, 2007 – 16:30 | No Comment
Types of Balinese Temples

Thousands of temples that scattered all over the island of Bali are not just built for a single purpose. The function of a temple can be determined by the characteristics of the temple that totally …

The Throne of God
Wednesday, 2 May, 2007 – 17:48 | No Comment
The Throne of God

Padmasana, the seat of God is an obligatory shrine that must be established in every Balinese Hinduism temple. No temple is considered to be complete without this shrine. The word Padmasana is derived fro the …

Gambuh: Ancestor of Balinese Dances
Monday, 30 Apr, 2007 – 15:14 | 2 Comments
Gambuh: Ancestor of Balinese Dances

Gambuh, a classic dance drama that now is in the edge of extinction, is considered as the ancestor of all Balinese dances. All dance-technique originates in its movement, all scales and melodies from its peculiar …

Pura Goa Lawah, Bat Cave Temple
Sunday, 22 Apr, 2007 – 5:00 | 2 Comments
Pura Goa Lawah, Bat Cave Temple

Pura Goa Lawah, Bat Cave Temple, lies just three km northeast of Kusamba Harbor and nine km east of Klungkung on the left side of dramatic road paralleling the sea with uninterrupted views of sea …

Pilgrimage
Friday, 6 Apr, 2007 – 17:13 | No Comment
Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage, especially to the temple is an indispensable part of Balinese culture and religion. There is an indescribable joy in every Balinese face when they head to the temple especial a far off temple. It …

Gods Descend All Together
Monday, 2 Apr, 2007 – 14:48 | No Comment
Gods Descend All Together

Today, Monday, 4/2/2007, concur with the full moon of the tenth month (Kadasa) of Balinese Caka calendar, the great ceremony Bhatara Turun Kabeh (Gods descend all together) is held in Besakih, the mother temple of …

The Disappearance of Environmental Conscious Architecture in Balinese Temple
Wednesday, 10 Jan, 2007 – 16:34 | One Comment
The Disappearance of Environmental Conscious Architecture in Balinese Temple

Pura (temple), the sanctuary of Hinduism in Bali now undergoes a serious drawback on architectural diversity and environmental conscious architecture. The renovation and restoration of Pura (temple) all over Bali show an annoying uniformity in …

Museum Bali, the Historical Period
Friday, 28 Jul, 2006 – 14:06 | No Comment
Museum Bali, the Historical Period

The historical period of Bali is divided into three sub-periods which includes :
a. The Ancient Period ( 800 – 1343 AD)
The collections from this period that are displayed: stupika, the miniature of a stupa (Buddhist …

Ida Ratu Ayu Subandar (Ratu Ayu Mas Subandar)
Saturday, 29 Apr, 2006 – 13:23 | No Comment
Ida Ratu Ayu Subandar (Ratu Ayu Mas Subandar)

Whether Subandar is or not another name for For Jaya Kesunu’s wife is highly debatable. The fact that Subandar is an important figure in Bali is beyond question. There is a large shrine dedicated to …