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Island of Millions Shrines
Thursday, 27 Jan, 2011 – 5:06 | No Comment
Island of Millions Shrines

Bali, the Island of Thousands Temples, can boast of 50,000 temples, but that figure is far smaller then the number of shrine found in Bali. There are more than one and a half million shrines …

Tajen Pura Hyang Api (Cockfighting of Hyang Api Temple)
Monday, 24 May, 2010 – 9:49 | One Comment
Tajen Pura Hyang Api (Cockfighting of Hyang Api Temple)

Hyang Api temple in Kelusa village, Payangan, Gianyar is well known for its deity-protected cockfighting. Hyang Api’s cockfighting is the biggest deity-protected cockfighting event in Bali, involving thousands of gamblers, several arenas, and last for …

Maombak-ombakan at Samuan Tiga Temple
Monday, 3 May, 2010 – 10:01 | 4 Comments
Maombak-ombakan at Samuan Tiga Temple

The third day after the peak of Karya Padudusan Agung in Samuan Tiga Temple held ceremonies Pangeremek ritual at the same time Ida Manca Bhatara Budal means God returns to each temple (parhyangan).

Subak
Saturday, 6 Mar, 2010 – 5:01 | One Comment
Subak

Rice is the staple diet of the Balinese and a great deal of effort goes into sustaining this vital food source. Past generations of farmers have painstakingly transformed pockets of natural landscape into the most …

Family Temple on the Topmost Floor
Tuesday, 2 Feb, 2010 – 17:41 | No Comment
Family Temple on the Topmost Floor

Nowadays, more and more Balinese have their family temple on the second or third floor of their houses. This phenomenon can be traced back to early 1980s especially in the urban areas. Although there is …

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 …

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, …

Through The Eyes of Researcher: “The Impact of the Green Revolution and Capitalized Farming on the Balinese Water Temple System”
Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2009 – 17:47 | 2 Comments
Through The Eyes of Researcher: “The Impact of the Green Revolution and Capitalized Farming on the Balinese Water Temple System”

Here is an interesting writing by Jonathan Sepe entitled “The Impact of the Green Revolution and Capitalized Farming on the Balinese Water Temple System”. Without further ado here is the complete article
In the 1970s, the …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese and Their Temple
Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2009 – 20:13 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese and Their Temple

Here is an interesting excerpt on the relation between Balinese and their temples and how these temples bind Balinese together. These excerpt were taken from Clifford Geertz’s writing entitled “Form and Variation in Balinese Village …

Pre-Wedding Shot at Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
Monday, 19 Jan, 2009 – 16:44 | No Comment
Pre-Wedding Shot at Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

As a wedding destination, Bali has been blessed with beautiful verdant nature and rich culture, two main factors that draw many couples to seal their love in Bali. Fortunately there is a place in Bali …

Kerta Kawat Temple
Thursday, 11 Sep, 2008 – 14:09 | No Comment
Kerta Kawat Temple

Among thousands of temples in Bali, there are few functional temples which each has a special relationship with particular a profession such as Kerta Kawat temple that is located in Banyupoh village, Gerogak district, Buleleng …

Temple and Society
Saturday, 28 Jun, 2008 – 18:11 | No Comment
Temple and Society

Temple and societies in Bali has a unique bond in which a temple serves as part of identity of a society. All traditional Balinese social unit from households to kingdoms, possess their own temples where …

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 …

A Unique Imlek Celebration
Saturday, 9 Feb, 2008 – 14:59 | No Comment
A Unique Imlek Celebration

On February 7, 2008, Chinese Lunar New Year celebrating is being held in Griya Kongco Dwipayana. Here are some photos of Imlek celebration in Grya Kongco Dwipayana, a join temple of Tao, Buddha, and Hindu …

A Serene Buddhist Monastery in North Bali
Wednesday, 6 Feb, 2008 – 17:40 | No Comment
A Serene Buddhist Monastery in North Bali

If you are looking for a serene Buddhist Monastery in Bali the Brahmavira Arama Buddhist Monastery is just the perfect place for you. Perched on a slope of a hill, Brahmavira Arama Buddhist Temple and …

Balinese Temple and Identity
Wednesday, 2 Jan, 2008 – 15:03 | No Comment
Balinese Temple and Identity

Paying homage and praying to a temple is not just an act of devotion to God for Balinese, it is more than just a religious activity. In socio-political context praying in a temple for a …

The Sacred Giri Putri Cave
Saturday, 8 Dec, 2007 – 14:47 | No Comment
The Sacred Giri Putri Cave

The island of Nusa Penida which is recently dubbed as renewable energy park offers not just sites of eco-friendly electric plantation for the visitors. For hundreds of years Nusa Penida has become a favorite spiritual …

The Sacred and Unique Bunut Bolong Tree
Tuesday, 20 Nov, 2007 – 17:33 | One Comment
The Sacred and Unique Bunut Bolong Tree

Bunut Bolong is a sacred and unique tree that is located in Manggisari village 11 km to the north from the main Denpasar – Gilimanuk road, 86 km from Denpasar. The sacred tree is situated …

Pemangku: Temple Priest
Friday, 5 Oct, 2007 – 17:25 | No Comment
Pemangku: Temple Priest

Thousands of temples that scattered all over the island of Bali can be compared to thousands of living organisms. They need to be taken care of and this arduous task is the responsibility of …

Office Temple and Business Shrine
Tuesday, 18 Sep, 2007 – 17:23 | No Comment
Office Temple and Business Shrine

The rapid development of industry and economic activities in Bali not just bring a new dynamic to Balinese daily life but also contribute a new nuance to Balinese religion. The establishment of offices, governmental offices, …

Through The Eyes of Researcher: Monotheism in Balinese Point of View
Monday, 17 Sep, 2007 – 14:48 | No Comment
Through The Eyes of Researcher: Monotheism in Balinese Point of View

Yesterday I found an interesting writing on Balinese culture, religion and people which is entitled “From Royal House to Nation” by Scott Johnsen. Here is a piece of his insight on Balinese religion:
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Bali, with its …

Temple Etiquette in Bali
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2007 – 14:32 | No Comment
Temple Etiquette in Bali

Unlike the forbidding sombre temples of the Oriental countries, the Balinese temple is a gay, open air affair with one, two, or three open courtyards surrounded by low wall, each court leading into the next …

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. …

Balinese Temple Network
Friday, 13 Jul, 2007 – 17:22 | No Comment
Balinese Temple Network

More than 20,000 temples are scattered all over the island of Bali. All these temples are linked one and another create hundreds of temple networks based on the function of the temple and the clan …

Rejang Dance at Tenganan
Monday, 2 Jul, 2007 – 17:06 | One Comment
Rejang Dance at Tenganan

On Thursday, 6/28/2007, my boss and I had the rare opportunity to witness the Rejang dance at Banjar temple in ancient Tenganan village. Pak Mangku, the community leader of Tenganan, told us that the Rejang …

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 …

Samuan Tiga Temple
Saturday, 19 May, 2007 – 12:10 | 2 Comments
Samuan Tiga Temple

Pura Samuan Tiga, an exceptionally unique temple situated in the village of Bedulu, 25 km from Denpasar, 5 km from Ubud, and only 400 m from Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) sanctuary. Built in 10th century …

More on Maduwe Karang Temple
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2007 – 14:15 | Comments Off on More on Maduwe Karang Temple
More on Maduwe Karang Temple

Pura Meduwe Karang at Kubutambahan, 12 km from Singaraja, and 108 km from Denpasar is dedicated to the fertility of the and is associated with the dry field (tegalan) and the fruit and vegetable gardens …

The Great Pulaki Temple
Sunday, 15 Apr, 2007 – 6:36 | 2 Comments
The Great Pulaki Temple

Pura Agung Pulaki, a large, dramatic temple only 25 meters from the sea, is located 30 km of Seririt (48 km west of Singaraja) near the grape-growing village of Banyupoh. This important temple commemorates the …

Balinese Family Temple
Wednesday, 11 Apr, 2007 – 16:21 | No Comment
Balinese Family Temple

Ancestors are very important to the Balinese. Each Balinese family has a family temple to worship God almighty and glorify the ancestor and of course, in this family temple ancestors worship is given a great …

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 …

More on Balinese Temple
Thursday, 29 Mar, 2007 – 16:42 | No Comment
More on Balinese Temple

Every temple in Bali, whatever its function or size, is the center of activities of a specific corporate social group. It is a permanent, well-organized association with commonly owned property such as the temple itself, …

Pura Kehen: The Temple of Fire
Monday, 12 Mar, 2007 – 17:35 | 2 Comments
Pura Kehen: The Temple of Fire

Kehen Temple, one of a few largest temples in Bali, is located at the south of Bangli in Cempaga village, about 43 km from Denpasar. It was built in the reign of Sri Bhatara Guru …

Odalan: Temple Anniversary
Friday, 9 Mar, 2007 – 16:34 | No Comment
Odalan: Temple Anniversary

Every temple in Bali has a regularly scheduled festival, an odalan, to celebrate the anniversary of temple dedication. The Odalan are scheduled either by the lunar calendar, the Saka Calendar, or by the 210-day ceremonial …

Spiritually Unclean
Monday, 5 Mar, 2007 – 14:03 | No Comment
Spiritually Unclean

In every temple in Bali that has an additional function as a tourism destination, a prohibition board is posted in front of the temple, and the purpose of this prohibition board is to prohibit menstruating …

Pura Taman Ayun (Taman Ayun Temple)
Friday, 19 Jan, 2007 – 16:18 | 2 Comments
Pura Taman Ayun (Taman Ayun Temple)

Taman Ayun temple was the royal temple of Mengwi Kingdom that survived until 1891 when it was conquered by the neighboring kingdoms of Tabanan and Badung. The name Taman Ayun means beautiful garden. This temple …

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 …

Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi – Events of the Day
Tuesday, 19 Dec, 2006 – 16:57 | No Comment
Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi – Events of the Day

Today is the new moon of the sixth month in Balinese Caka calendar. Many religious events and temple ceremonies are held all over Bali the biggest of them is the Panca Wali Krama ceremony in …

Nirwana Bali Golf Club
Tuesday, 24 Oct, 2006 – 12:42 | 3 Comments
Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Le Meridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort combines world-class facilities with graceful charm. Positioned along the magnificent south-west coast, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Tanah Lot Temple, this is where a true …

Ider-ider
Wednesday, 13 Sep, 2006 – 17:11 | No Comment
Ider-ider

Ider-ider – long, narrow, painted cloth friezes in the traditional wayang style which are hung along temple or bale eaves during festivals. Usually made of prada cloth decorated with gold leaf.
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