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

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

Wonderful Balinese Tradition Using a Hundred of Sticks

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Grebek Mekotek or oftenly well known as Mekotek is one of Balinese Tradition that only exist at Munggu Village, Mengwi district, Badung regency, Bali. The location is not too far from Tanah Lot. The implementation of Mekotek Celebration is exactly on Kuningan Day or 10 days after Galungan Day. Mekotek ceremony was originally held to welcome the royal Mengwi war fleet that have passed through Munggu area and go into the battle, Mekotek is also celebrated to welcome the troops when they gets a victory in war with Blambangan kingdom in Java Island. Back to the Dutch colonial era, this tradition was never eliminated, but then disaster occured, suddenly 11 people died among the Munggu citizens, then through tough negotiations with the colonial, the celebration can be re-celebrated until now. Continue reading

The Fascinating Barong Dance in Bali

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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.

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