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
We can find a unique tradition in the district of Karangasem, one of which thrive in the Jasri village called Terteran or a flame war. The ceremonial procession yadnya, held two years (at the time of even-numbered years) coincides in pengrupukan day (the day before Nyepi). Karangasem regency in addition has a tourist attraction in Bali, is also loaded with a variety of unique traditions, as well as pandanus war in the village of Tenganan, rattan war in the village of Seraya in the know with gebuk Ende. Continue reading
A wide variety of unique tradition in the island of Bali is very interesting to observe and reviews. The tradition is an attraction for tourists, both national and international to visit the island of Bali, because no other area that has the same tradition. The diversity of traditions that is the wealth of this island. One of them is the tradition Mesabatan Biu or Banana War in Tenganan village.
Tenganan an old village in the land of the Gods is also known as Bali Aga village, has a ceremonial and a unique tradition that banana war or mesabatan Biu. The execution time of the ceremony aci katiga around late March and early April in the village of Daud Tukad Tenganan, Manggis district, Karangasem regency. The uniqueness of this ceremony is thick with the feel of ritual and religion and run for generations by the people of Tenganan, increase the diversity of customs and traditions that exist in Bali which makes the travelers who vacation in Bali became curious to find out, because that makes them interested not the only attraction which but many other factors such as culture and tradition, hospitality, creative arts, rituals, security, a wide range of theme parks and much more. Continue reading
Explore The East Bali!!! The village of Seraya, the home of Gebug Ende dance is situated on the eastern tip of Bali (Karangasem regency). This eastern tip is known as the driest area in Bali and the scarcity of water is a daily problem in this area especially during the hot season.
Bali has many various cultures and traditions. Each of Balinese traditions has its own meaning and uniqueness. One of unique tradition is Gebug Ende. Gebug means hit with all one’s might using a cane made from rattan with 1,5-2 meters length. Ende means shield that used for parry a punches. Gebug Ende has an arts element, such a mixture of dance and dancer’s dexterity to play their cane and shield where while this attraction is going on, it is accompaniment by Gamelan rhythm which push ahead the dancer’s spirit to punch, avoid, and parry each other. Continue reading
Explore The East Bali!!! Traditionally, Balinese enjoyed eating together off one large plate or banana leaf at ceremonies or during preparation for ceremonies. People would sit cross-legged around it helping themselves with their right hand and scooping a mixture of food onto a banana leaf or eating it straight off the main plate. This communal way of eating is called megibung. In East Bali, the Karangasem Regency, people still practice the megibung style of eating at ceremony times. It is a very intimate and social way of sharing food, as well as being more economical and better for the environment: no plates, plastic or cutlery. Continue reading