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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 …

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 …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: The Rationalization of Balinese Religion
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 – 5:23 | Comments Off on Through the Eyes of Researcher: The Rationalization of Balinese Religion
Through the Eyes of Researcher: The Rationalization of Balinese Religion

Here is an interesting excerpt on Rationalization of Balinese religion from Clifford Geertz’s article entitled “”Internal Conversion” in Contemporary Bali”.
Except for a few odd sports of limited consequence such as Bahai or Mormonism (and leaving …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A Balinese Folktale: Basur
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2007 – 10:32 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Basur

Nyoman Karang had two beautiful daughters whom he wanted to marry. The elder, Sokasati, was promised to her cousin Tirta, with whom she was very much in love. But Tirta does not want to marry. …

The Dance of Rangda
Friday, 7 Sep, 2007 – 17:09 | 3 Comments
The Dance of Rangda

Out of hundreds Balinese dances maybe the dance of Rangda is the only dance that does not need a great technical ability of dancing, it needs only a courage and high confidence on the spirit …

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 …

Another Source of Thrill
Monday, 30 Jul, 2007 – 15:41 | No Comment
Another Source of Thrill

Like any other people, Balinese are also thrill-seekers, enjoy watching others take great risks and live to tell the tale, although Balinese have no tradition of wire walking or high diving or other dangerous athletic …

Poleng: The Color of Bali
Saturday, 16 Jun, 2007 – 11:14 | One Comment
Poleng: The Color of Bali

Poleng, or chessboard pattern of alternating black and white squares is surely the most distinguished motif of Balinese cloth. One can hardly miss the presence of a poleng cloth around him due to the striking …

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 …

Calonarang – Most Well-known Tale of Bali
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2007 – 8:17 | No Comment
Calonarang – Most Well-known Tale of Bali

At the beginning of 7th century, a Balinese prince, the great Erlangga, became the king of a Javanese in east Java, the Kingdom of Daha. His mother, Mahendradatta, was a Javanese princess who ruled Bali …

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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