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Tumpek Kandang
Saturday, 26 Feb, 2011 – 5:47 | One Comment
Tumpek Kandang

Yet another religious occasion will be celebrated on Saturday February 26, 2011 in accordance to the Balinese calendar. This day is known as Tumpek Kandang or Tumpel Uye and offerings are made to honour animals, …

Siat Sampian (Part 2)
Saturday, 19 Dec, 2009 – 10:03 | No Comment
Siat Sampian (Part 2)

Siat Sampian, or war of sampian is one of the oldest Balinese Hindu ritual that held annually only in Pura Samuan Tiga. In this war, dozens of female devotees attack each other using young-coconut leaf …

The Unique Ngerebeg Ceremony
Tuesday, 24 Nov, 2009 – 2:30 | 6 Comments
The Unique Ngerebeg Ceremony

Hundreds of children, mostly of 3 to 15 years of age, gathered in the inner courtyard of Duwur Bingin Temple, in Tegalalang village on Wednesday (4/22/09). They dressed in traditional clothes some of them were …

Kasodo Ceremony at Mount Bromo
Wednesday, 16 Sep, 2009 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
Kasodo Ceremony at Mount Bromo

Once a year, Tengger community round Bromo-Tengger National Park, holds Kasodo ceremony, this year it fell on Sunday, September 6, 2009, but the preparation of the series of the ceremony had been started on Friday, …

Guidelines for the Culturally Sensitive Guest
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2009 – 5:12 | 14 Comments
Guidelines for the Culturally Sensitive Guest

The Balinese people are very open to sharing their unique cultural heritage and the spiritual wisdom they have nurtured over centuries. Visitors to Bali will be warmly welcomed to most temples and ceremonies. There are, …

Gebogan
Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2009 – 11:08 | No Comment
Gebogan

Gebogan is one of many different kinds of beautiful offerings Balinese women traditionally make. It contains, flowers, fruits, rice, cone-shaped cakes and a roasted chicken. What is included in Gebogan will vary from one part …

Siat Sampian (Part 3)
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 11:04 | No Comment
Siat Sampian (Part 3)

Siat Sampian, or war of sampian is one of the oldest Balinese Hindu ritual that held annually only in Pura Samuan Tiga. In this war, dozens of female devotees attack each other using young-coconut leaf …

Siat Sampian (Part 1)
Thursday, 21 May, 2009 – 15:14 | No Comment
Siat Sampian (Part 1)

‘Siat sampian’ or sampian war is one of the oldest Balinese Hindus’ sacred tradition that is performed annually at Samuan Tiga temple in Gianyar. In this war, dozens of premas – or women – worshippers …

No Stage Needed: Art Performances at Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony
Friday, 10 Apr, 2009 – 16:03 | One Comment
No Stage Needed: Art Performances at Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony

The Grand Bhatara Turun Kabeh ceremony at Besakih temple is highlighted with many sacred art performances, and many of them are masked dance-drama performances such as Topeng Pajegan, Topeng Sidakarya, or Topeng Panca. These dance–drama …

The Grand Melasti Ritual of Panca Walikrama Ceremony
Monday, 23 Mar, 2009 – 17:13 | No Comment
The Grand Melasti Ritual of Panca Walikrama Ceremony

More than ten thousands Balinese Hindu devotees joined the procession of Melasti ritual (following the deity in the purpose to drift away impurities, miseries and poor mundane elements and take tirtha amertha, or holy …

Important Ceremonies at Manik Mas Temple
Tuesday, 17 Feb, 2009 – 17:03 | No Comment
Important Ceremonies at Manik Mas Temple

Photo Courtesy of Pura Agung Besakih
Yesterday, February 16, 2009, a series of important ceremonies was held in Manik Mas temple, in Besakih Mother temple complex. The ceremonies are Tawur, Pamelaspas and Mendem Pedagingan ceremony; these …

Wedding Preparation a la Balinese
Monday, 12 Jan, 2009 – 5:32 | 3 Comments
Wedding Preparation a la Balinese

A wedding for Balinese is not just the business of the happy couple but rather a family or sometimes the clan business and often the couple has left little to do in preparing their own …

Even Death Has To Be Postponed
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 17:22 | No Comment
Even Death Has To Be Postponed

Religious ceremony is not just considered a mere ritual by Balinese but the backbone of Balinese Hinduism itself. In order to hold a religious ceremony everything have to be prepared with utmost care and attention. …

Balinese Religious Procession
Saturday, 20 Dec, 2008 – 16:30 | 2 Comments
Balinese Religious Procession

If you happen to stay in Bali long enough or during the propitious days, you will likely to encounter a religious procession. Lines of Balinese, men and women, young and old, walk down the street …

Meajar-ajar: A Favourite Religious Pilgrimage
Monday, 8 Dec, 2008 – 8:00 | No Comment
Meajar-ajar: A Favourite Religious Pilgrimage

Among many kinds of religious pilgrimages practiced by Balinese, meajar-ajar is indisputably the favorite one and has many kinds of interpretation; one village can have different definition of meajar-meajar from another.
In some areas in Bali, …

Traditional Volunteerism in Bali
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 12:45 | No Comment
Traditional Volunteerism in Bali

Volunteerism has been exist in Balinese society for centuries in various forms, one of them is “ngayah” The word ‘ngayah’ is hard to define, it is derived from the word ‘ayah’ means ‘voluntary work,’ and …

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 …

Wrath of the Deity
Sunday, 13 Jul, 2008 – 11:17 | 3 Comments
Wrath of the Deity

Thousands of religious ceremonies that are held by Balinese each year for centuries give the island of Bali a unique characteristic; bring visitors to the island; drain the resources and savings of them who perform …

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 …

Ritual and Efficiency
Thursday, 2 Aug, 2007 – 11:22 | No Comment
Ritual and Efficiency

Rituals and ceremonies have become indispensable part of Balinese daily life. It seems that in their life, Balinese witness, attend, participate and organize a never-ending series of rituals and ceremonies in their life. These rituals …

Hierarchy in Bali
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2007 – 14:13 | One Comment
Hierarchy in Bali

Hierarchy is an important notion in Bali and still plays a dominant role in Balinese culture. In Bali, hierarchy is believed to be the foundation of order in the family, society, even in the universe. …

More on Balinese Religious Ceremony
Wednesday, 25 Jul, 2007 – 17:46 | No Comment
More on Balinese Religious Ceremony

Religious ceremony of Bali which is portrayed as a pompous celebration, full of festivity, beautiful decorations and lavish offerings by the travel guide book just a small piece of truth of the nature of Balinese …

Being Balinese
Saturday, 21 Jul, 2007 – 12:53 | No Comment
Being Balinese

What makes a person a Balinese? Answering this question will need a closer look on the characteristics of the Balinese. With no further ado, I present you, the Balinese.
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Balinese are bound by their family, local …

Ngayah: Workforce Behind Every Ceremony
Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2007 – 16:56 | No Comment
Ngayah: Workforce Behind Every Ceremony

Thousands temple anniversaries and ceremonies are held every month in Bali especially during the auspicious months of Balinese traditional calendar. Each of these temple anniversaries and ceremonies require a lot of working hours and workers …

A Never-Ending Quest for Holy Water
Thursday, 18 Jan, 2007 – 16:31 | No Comment
A Never-Ending Quest for Holy Water

Holy Water is an indispensable part of Balinese Hinduism; the importance of Holy Water is shown by the older generation of Balinese who still calls the Balinese Hinduism as ‘Agama Tirtha‘, (the religion of Holy …

Bali Annual Events 2006
Friday, 20 Oct, 2006 – 9:50 | One Comment
Bali Annual Events 2006

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Galungan Holiday

Galungan holiday, commemorated as the victory day of Dharma (virtue) upon Adharma (evil) accodring to the old historyof ancient Bali.
This daythe entire island is brightened with vestivities and …

Rites of Passage
Wednesday, 15 Mar, 2006 – 16:14 | One Comment
Rites of Passage

Rites of passage are an important aspect of every Balinese Hindu’s life and invariably coincide with a physical event such as birth, puberty and marriage. Each rite is marked by a ceremony and elaborate offerings. …