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Road Blockade For Ubud Royal Cremation
Thursday, 18 Aug, 2011 – 6:27 | No Comment
Road Blockade For Ubud Royal Cremation

On August 18th 2011, Ubud will hold Royal Cremation of Ubud King’s mother, Anak Agung Niyang Rai. Since a week before it, the buffalo replica made from papers attracts so many people to flock the …

Mengwi Bali’s Royal Cremation 2010
Sunday, 11 Jul, 2010 – 3:55 | 5 Comments
Mengwi Bali’s Royal Cremation 2010

Royal Cremation ceremony of Mengwi’ queen’s, Ida Tjokorda Istri Winten from Puri Ageng Mengwi, Friday (Juli 2nd, 2010 was attended by thousands of Mengwi residents. The royal cremation ceremony took place around 1 PM with …

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 …

Bali In Film
Friday, 20 Nov, 2009 – 12:19 | 7 Comments
Bali In Film

Between 1926 and 1958, the island of Bali was featured in several movies shot by Dutch, German and American film-makers. From early images of the “Island of the Gods” through to images of the “Island …

Good Death from Balinese Point of View
Thursday, 8 Oct, 2009 – 16:24 | No Comment
Good Death from Balinese Point of View

Every culture on the face of the globe has its own view on death, and sometimes it even goes further to define what kind of death that can be called a good death; the manner …

Balinese Vanity Fair
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 16:47 | No Comment
Balinese Vanity Fair

Some say that the vanity of human takes many forms and reaches its end when human reside six feet under; but for Balinese death is just the beginning of vanity fair.
For this topic, I …

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 …

Find Bliss in Bali
Thursday, 5 Feb, 2009 – 11:27 | 3 Comments
Find Bliss in Bali

A holiday on Bali will take your breath away and stimulate all your senses — even some you didn’t know about. Invigorating and calming at the same time you will not want to …

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. …

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, …

Ubud’s Royal Cremation
Wednesday, 16 Jul, 2008 – 20:23 | One Comment
Ubud’s Royal Cremation

More than 15.000 people witnessed the royal cremation ceremony of the head of Ubud’s royal family. this grand cremation ceremony needed almost three months of preparation, hundreds of workers, exorbitant budget, and tons …

Naga Banda
Tuesday, 15 Jul, 2008 – 16:47 | 4 Comments
Naga Banda

The royal cremation of the Ubud royal family head Tjokorda Gde Agung Suyasa, who died in March after a long illness, and lesser royal Tjokorda Gde Raka who also died in March, which is held …

Social and Political Critic in Traditional Balinese Drama Performance
Thursday, 3 Jul, 2008 – 19:24 | No Comment
Social and Political Critic in Traditional Balinese Drama Performance

In Balinese drama performance social and political critics have been an indispensable part of a performance. Social and political critic can be found in all kind of traditional drama performance, from Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet) …

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, …

Kitchen and Cremation Ceremony
Thursday, 5 Jun, 2008 – 21:34 | No Comment
Kitchen and Cremation Ceremony

Attending a cremation ceremony for Balinese is not just a matter showing taking a part in the cremation but also cleansing the mind and body soon after attending the cremation ceremony. When Balinese arrive at …

What color should I wear?
Friday, 30 May, 2008 – 16:54 | No Comment
What color should I wear?

What color should I wear when attending a ceremony? Sometimes, can be a tricky for a Balinese, when it comes to traditional dress for attending a ceremony, color sometimes matter. For attending temple ceremony white …

Death, End of the Story?
Monday, 28 Jan, 2008 – 15:00 | One Comment
Death, End of the Story?

To Balinese, death does not mean the end of the story for the deceased, it does not mean all the past grudges are forgotten, it also does not mean the actions of the deceased and …

Law and Justice
Friday, 25 Jan, 2008 – 7:46 | No Comment
Law and Justice

For Balinese the local customary law, or Awig-awig, is more revered and feared than the official Indonesian law, or hukum since it has a strong root in tradition. Having an awig-awig in order to live …

On I Gusti Ngurah Rai
Thursday, 10 Jan, 2008 – 16:45 | One Comment
On I Gusti Ngurah Rai

Part 2
On I Gusti Ngurah Rai’s life Gianyar (state East of Denpasar) became a special place for him. It is not just because Gianyar was his first place to learn about military drill but this …

“A. A. Made Djelantik Room” at ARMA MUSEUM Ubud/Bali
Saturday, 5 Jan, 2008 – 8:17 | One Comment
“A. A. Made Djelantik Room” at ARMA MUSEUM Ubud/Bali

At the cremation of Dr. A. A. Made Djelantik there was a spontaneous solution between A. A. Gede Rai (‘Yayasan Walter Spies Bali’ and owner of Arma Museum, Ubud ) and Horst Jordt (‘Walter Spies …

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 …

Buried in the Fire
Friday, 21 Sep, 2007 – 14:47 | No Comment
Buried in the Fire

Ngaben is always translated into “cremation ceremony” in English, but unfortunately not all cremation ceremonies in Bali can be categorized as ngaben. There are two types of cremation ceremonies in Bali, Ngaben and Mekingsan ring …

On Collective Cremation
Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2007 – 15:03 | One Comment
On Collective Cremation

Collective cremation season is on in Bali, dozens of collective cremation take place in eastern area of Bali especially in the regency of Gianyar, Klungkung and Bangli, some collective cremations also stage in Tabanan. Collective …

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 …

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 …

Gambelan Gambang
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2007 – 13:09 | No Comment
Gambelan Gambang

Gambang orchestra is a set of metalophone-liked pentatonic instrument that is used in cremation ceremony. The children Gambang troupe Tulak Baya of Bambang Village, Bangli regency in Bali Arts Festival 2007 perform several compositions such …

Memento Mori a la Balinese
Tuesday, 5 Jun, 2007 – 15:02 | No Comment
Memento Mori a la Balinese

Memento mori, a Latin phrase that may be freely translated as “Remember that you are mortal,” “Remember you will die,” or “Remember your death”. It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from …

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 …

The Art of Expressing Time
Tuesday, 20 Feb, 2007 – 14:57 | No Comment
The Art of Expressing Time

Sad but true, nowadays, many Balinese especially the younger generation do not know how to express and measuring time in traditional Balinese way. Ability to express and measure time in traditional way is now a …

Balinese believe that…
Thursday, 8 Feb, 2007 – 14:15 | No Comment
Balinese believe that…

Balinese believe that good and evil, right and left, gods and demons are banded into two opposing faction, constantly at war but depend on each other as a unity. To counterbalance the healthy influence of …

Bitterness Behind a Cremation Ceremony
Tuesday, 30 Jan, 2007 – 15:27 | No Comment
Bitterness Behind a Cremation Ceremony

A cremation ceremony is a joyful moment, full of happiness and festivity, with tons of offerings, lavishly decorated cremation tower, energetic sound of Gamelan Balaganjur, elegant procession, and flocks of family, relatives, and Banjar members.

Theoretically, …

When Death Comes
Monday, 29 Jan, 2007 – 16:14 | No Comment
When Death Comes

When death comes to a Balinese family and take away one of its members, it is no longer a family’s business. It is a community’s business. At this time the Balinese unity and sense of …

Nyiramin
Friday, 6 Oct, 2006 – 16:13 | No Comment
Nyiramin

It is very common before proceeding to burial or cremation, the dead body is bathed by holy water – called “Nyiramin”.
Start on early morning, the Nyiramin ceremony is begun with the purifying of ceremonial equipments …

Janggawari
Thursday, 28 Sep, 2006 – 11:38 | No Comment
Janggawari

Janggawari is special place for dead body after bathing, only Priest can use it. Two dragons guarded both front side, white and yellow color only used to decorate. Then it is put on Bale Dangin …

Pelebon at Puri Agung Peliatan, Ubud
Monday, 25 Sep, 2006 – 16:50 | One Comment
Pelebon at Puri Agung Peliatan, Ubud

Sunday, 24th September, 2006
A crowd of spectators had the opportunity to witness a grandiose Balinese cremation ceremony in Ubud recently. The deceased was Ida Cokorda Istri Rai, daughter-in-law of the King of Peliatan, and the …