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

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The Splendor of Pagerwesi Day in Bali

 

Rahajeng Rahina Pagerwesi.. Today every Balinese people shout that word because today is one of Hindu Feast Celebration which called Pagerwesi Day. Aside of Hindu Silent Day or Nyepi Day, Balinese people also celebrate Pagerwesi Day that held once in 210 days or once in 6 months based on Hindu calendar. Pagerwesi Day has a meaning as a feast for everybody, the purpose of Pagerwesi Day is to fence soul in order to ablutions to receive the glory and blessings from the God of Creator.

The word of Pagerwesi means fence that made from iron. That word is literally symbolize everything fenced will looked strong and sturdy. Or in other meaning, everything fenced are something that has a high value so that it can’t be ruined or get any disruption. Sanghyang Pramesti Guru who become the main purpose of Pagerwesi implementation was a God manifestation that believed as a teacher of human beings yet universe. Continue reading