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


The Mask of Complete Ceremony

Untitled-1-tpg.jpgSidakarya mask is part of the mask dance performances that accompanied the ceremony in Bali great. Sidakarya regarded as complementary mask the ceremony. The story supposedly happened in the reign of Dalem Waturenggong in Gelgel, when he held a big ceremony at Pura Besakih. Many priests are invited to this ceremony muput.

The story of Sidakarya Mask. Tersebutlah priests (Brahmins) magic from Keling, who was not invited to the ceremony, but want to get involved muput works. This intention because it is based on kinship relations between Keling in Java and Bali Gelgel therefore he came. Unfortunately, due to travel far and for days, until the Gelgel Pandita Keling in a state of disheveled, his clothes in rags, like a beggar. In such clothes, no one royal staff who believe that this uninvited guest of a priest. So, Pandita Keling expelled by force, after it was humiliated. Pandita Keling go with revenge. In a quiet place, he did fight with the mantra that contains the oath Yadnya held by Dalem Waturenggong will bring blessings not / does not work, even disastrous. All offerings become rotten and the rats were swarming around the foul offerings. Rats destroy crops up more and more farmers. People became restless. Continue reading

The Series of Balinese Victory Day

Rahajeng Rahina Jagat Galungan Lan Kuningan…

Galungan is a sacred ceremony that gives a spiritual strength to be able to differentiate which life force from adharma and from budi atma which is a sound of the truth (dharma) in human’s soul. In addition to that, Galungan can give the ability to differentiate the giant tendency (asura sampad) and God tendency (dewa sampad). It should be realized that live happily or “ananda” is living with ability to master the giant tendency. Galungan also one of Hindus ceremony to remind the human as ritual and spiritual to always winning Dewi Sampad to uphold dharma against adharma. The conclusion of Galungan is a victory of dharma (goodness) against adharma (badness).

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Explore The Unique Meanings of Penjor on Galungan Day

Every Hindus in Bali commonly make Penjor Galungan on Galungan Day. Penjor Galungan plugged on Tuesday / Anggara Wara / Wuku. Dungulan which known as Penampahan Galungan Day, and it has a meaning upholding of dharma. Penjor set on Lebuh on the right side of house entrance. If house overlook to north side, Penjor plugged on the east side of house entrance.

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The Celebration of Siwaratri Day, Balinese Holy Musing Night

While you are in Bali, have you ever feel or even celebrate Siwaratri Day that held by Hindus? This feast is literally not far different from other religion feast where it is aim to glorify the God and purify the soul. Continue reading

Identify The Uniqueness of Balinese Offering

In every ceremony in the Hindus temple, the Hindus usually make offerings to the God called ‘Gebogan’. There are two kinds of ‘Gebogan’. First is ‘gebogan’ that contains with Balinese flowers. The second is ‘gebogan’ that contains Balinese fruit. ‘Gebogan’ which dedicated to God is kind of ‘gebogan’ that contain with Balinese fruits. Basically, there are arrangements of fruit, colorful flowers, chicken roasted and sweet cakes stacked on top of one another, forming cylindrical towers. These objects are not always combined together, however, and you will often find ‘gebogan’ made up of either just flowers or fruit, depending on the purpose. Continue reading

Mesuryak – Find Out The Joy of Throwing Coins Festival

This Bali unique traditional ceremony is held in Banjar Bongan, Bali. Mesuryak is done by throwing up coins in the day of Kuningan or ten days after Galungan day. The aim is to present provision to the ancestry, which is believed coming in the day of Galungan and return to Nirvana on the Kuningan Day. Kuningan day falls every six months has its own meaning for the citizens of Banjar Bongan Gede, Bongan vilage, distric of Tabanan. Local people have a tradition held every mesuryak brass or ten days after Galungan day.

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