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
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 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
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
The 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
Various ways of the world community to welcome the new year 2017. Including the residents of the Village People Suwat, Gianyar Bali which has a unique way of celebrating the new year. None of its citizens allowed to leave the village. These residents are expected to gather in the village still celebrate together and rejoice. In addition to maintaining a sense of brotherhood also avoid unwanted things when choosing to celebrate each out of the village.
Since this afternoon around 16:30 pm, January 01, 2017 ranging from children, and parents of the young couple had gathered in the village bale. Dressed in traditional Balinese dress them before deliver to worship together and followed by a ceremony melukad or ruwatan. Continue reading
Hello good people, as you know Bali has a lot of art and culture, now I want to tell you one of the many art in Bali, there is Rejang Dewa Dance. Rejang Dewa is a sacred dance that usually performs during the temple ceremony procession. This dance normally danced by the very young girls who have not been yet menstruating. The costume of the Rejang Dewa dance is very typical a white-yellow nuanced and wear a head dresses or Gelungan made of young coconut leaves decorated with flowers. The dancers also wearing a shawl that in some of its movements dancing it in circle formation, this is also has the meaning to cleanse the place. Continue reading