Gebug Ende – Tradition Of Begs For Rain

Gebug Ende

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Gebug Ende Bali

Gebug Ende is one of the hereditary traditions conducted by Seraya Village . The village is a village with a farming community. This village is located in Karangasem district, east of Bali or 2 hours 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport. Gebug Ende is usually done every year in September or October.

History of Gebug Ende

Gebug Ende comes from two words. Gebug and Ende. Gebug means hit and Ende means shield. Gebug eventually became a war dance dedicated God Indra in the hope of being rained. It is said that ancient Krama Seraya village is war soldier King of Karangasem assigned to attack or attack a kingdom in West Lombok is the Seleparang Kingdom Because at that time the original Seraya people were immune (strong) so was made a fort by the king of Karangasem so that the Seleparang Kindom was defeated Karangasem Kingdom. Not content to fight against enemy and spirit of knight still blazing then fight with your own friends, attack each other (with and deflect with the tools brought).

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Gebug Ende Weapon

Along with the development of the era then created a game dance Gebug Ende which can be played down through generations and witnessed until now. Spears, swords and shields used in ancient times were replaced with rattan and ende equipment. In addition Seraya Village is a dry area and accompanied by a dry season that never ended. The rain awaited by the public well has not shown any signs of going down. The results of the village parade resulted in a ritual begging for rainfall with Gebug Ende. According to the beliefs of this dance community needs a sacred or sacred, especially when the dance / game is one can supplement the opponent’s body by removing blood it will quickly rain.

In the tradition of Gebug Ende

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Gebug Ende Karangasem

First all participants and all villagers gather together and pray for salvation during the Gebug Ende tradition. Then all gathered at the point of the tradition. After that the participants are divided into the next two they fight each other. During the war, they were accompanied by Gamelan (traditional Balinese music). Gebug Ende is getting louder with the cries of the audience plus if one of the participants is hurt.

Tips Watching Gebug Ende

  • Keep distance during Gebug Ende started
  • Using Balinese Clothes
  • Guided with local guided

Tipat-Bantal War – How Balinese Do Thanksgiving

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Tipat Bantal War

Tipat-Bantal War is cushion closely related to the agricultural life of the community in the Kapal Village, where this tradition is carried out as a thanksgiving to God for the life He created and the abundance of crops in Kapal Village. Tradition of Aci Rah Penganggon or Tipat-Bantal War is held every Fourth Month in Bali calendar (Sasih Kapat) around September – October.

Kapal Village is one of the traditional villages in Bali that is rich in uniqueness of customs and culture. This village located about 20 Kilometers or 40 minutes from Ngurah Rai AirportKapal Village is included in the District of Mengwi Badung Regency has a variety of unique and interesting traditions that are still ongoing until now. One of them is the implementation of the tradition of Aci Rah Penganggon or better known by the local people as Tipat – Bantal War

What’s Are Tipat and Bantal ?

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Tipat Bantal

Tipat and Bantal are processed food made from rice wrapped in woven Janur or coconut leaves are still young rectangular, while the pillow is processed foods made from glutinous rice processing which is also wrapped with woven Janur but elliptical. These two things are a symbolization of the existence of masculine energy and feminism that exist in this universe, which in Hindu concept is called Purusha – Predana.

In The Ritual Of Tipat Bantal War

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Tipat Bantal War Bali

The ritual that took place at Kapal Temple was started with a prayer ceremony together by the whole Kapal Village. At the ceremony, the saints will splash the holy water to beg for the safety of the participants of this Tipat-Bantal War. Soon some men took off their shirts and shirtless. They are divided into two groups and stand face to face. After the cue began, the shirtless men began to throw the tip and the cushion into the group in front of them. The atmosphere was upset when typhus and pillows began flying in the air. Then the action of throwing Tipats and Bantals is paused. Residents began to move out of the temple and now they are preparing on the highway in front of the Kapal  Temple and stood in groups, and facing each other about 15 meters.The atmosphere came again when the rituals began again. Residents throwing Tipat and Bantal was blindly screaming and laughing.

Tipat-Bantal War becomes more exciting when the spectators standing on the sidewalks take and throw the Tipat. Quite often there is a stray Tipat toward the audience or photographer who was perpetuating the moment. Some of the residents who watched shouted and took refuge.

Tips Watching Tipat Bantal War at Kapal Village

  • Keep distance during the ceremony
  • Using Balinese Clothes
  • Don’t disturbing during the ceremony
  • Guided by local guide

Mekotek – “Refuse Misfortune Ceremony”


Mekotek is one of the cultural heritages that have existed since 1915. This tradition is done by the Munggu Village, Mengwi District , Bali in every 210 days. initially using a stick of iron, to avoid so that no one was injured, then in 1948 replaced using a stick of wood , whose skin has been peeled and become smooth with a length of 2 – 3,5 meters, while the original spear is stored in the temple. This tradition is followed by almost all Munggu residents, especially men between the ages of 12-60 years. They are grouped in several groups, each group of about 50 people, the wooden sticks they carry are pitted to form like a pyramid. This tradition accompanied by Balinese traditional music (gamelan).

History Of Mekotek

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Purnama – Fullmoon Ceremony

Story of the purnama or Full Moon Ceremony

The worship is meant when the full moon is addressed before the Sanghyang Candra, and Sanghyang Ketu as the god of brilliance to implore the perfection and the sacred light of Ida Sanghyang Widhi Wasa in various forms of Ista Dewata. Usually on this holy day, it is mentioned that Hindus give Daksina and Canang Sari to every pelinggih and pelangkiran in every house.In general among Hindus, strongly believes in the high sense of purity on the full moon, so that day is mentioned with the word “Devasa Ayu“. Therefore, every coming of the holy days that coincide with the full moon then the implementation of the ceremony is called, “Nadi“. But in fact not every day Purnama called ayu depending also from Patemon dina in calculation wariga. Continue reading

Barong type may not be known – Let’s see

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Barong is one of character in mythology of Bali. Barong is the king of spirits and leader of the hosts of good.The main enemy of Barong is rangda. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil.But do you know if Barong my types with different appearance ? check this out. Continue reading

Mejejaitan and Metanding

Balinese Women “Main Subject” in Their Life

As we know Bali is the best tourist destination in the world which offers interesting culture and unique Balinese daily life. Tradition or culture can’t spread from Balinese people daily life like dance, subak irrigation system and many more. The majority of Balinese people are Hindu, because of that, they must make the offering. The process to make offering was called by Mejejaitan and Metanding. Continue reading

Famous Traditional Dance in Bali

barong2.jpgThe Barong is a mythological being in Bali that takes the form of a four-legged wild animal. The Barong Dance has always been popular in Bali. It is danced by two men, one man dancing the head and forelegs and other playing the hind legs and tail. The wel-known barong in Bali are the Barong Keket, the Barong Kalekek and Barong Landung. Continue reading