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CEREMONIES AND RITUALS

MELASTI

MELASTI

Melasti Ceremony is a Hindu religious ceremony to purify Bhuana Alit (small world) and Bhuana Agung (the universe), held as one of the rituals to welcome Nyepi Day (the Balinese New Year).

This ceremony is performed with a parade procession followed by thousands of Balinese Hindu, bringing all the ceremony equipments, sacred objects from temples and the symbols of gods to the sea or other water sources that are believed by Hindus as a place to purify all the elements of this universe.

This ritual is performed in many places all over the Island, e.g. on Kuta Beach and Sanur Beach.

 

CREMATION

 The cremation (Ngaben) ritual is perform to remind us of the cosmic nature of life.   The tower represents the cosmos. The body is placed in the middle, as a symbol of its position, between the spiritual and the human worlds. The Sarcophagi, in which the body is burned, is the vehicule in which the soul leaves this world. ...

MELASTI & HARI RAYA NYEPI

Nyepi is a Hindu Day of Silence or the Hindu New Year in the Balinese Saka calendar. The largest celebrations are held in Bali as well as in Balinese Hindu communities around Indonesia. Preparation for Nyepi begins about one month before especially with the building of Ogooh-Ogooh, giant representation of evil spirits. The tension becomes ...

EKA DASA RUDRA

Eka Dasa Rudra is a series of processions, ceremonies, and sacrifices held every 100 years at Pura Besakih, the "mother temple" of Bali. Unfortunately, this magnificent ceremony is also a painful memory for Balinese people: On March 17, 1963, the Eka Dasa Rudra was under way when Agung catastrophically erupted and killed more ...

NGERUPUK

Ngerupuk is one of Balinese sacred Ceremony, held in order to drive away Evil, following a Mecaru Ceremony. This ceremony is usually held on the day before Nyepi.  Ngerupuk consists of several different acts. Spreading rice, smoking the house and yards, lighting up firecrackers around the house as well as both the front and backyard, ...

GALUNGAN & KUNINGAN

Held annually in the Wuku Calendar, the Galungan festivities last ten days, when Sanghyang Widi comes down to Earth. Deified ancestors of the family come down to the family home. They must be entertained and are welcomed by prayers and offerings. Families who haven’t yet cremated their ancestors must bring offerings to their graves. ...

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