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Penjor

In the afternoon of Penampahan Galungan (1 day before Galungan), Bali people will install the penjor in front of their house gate. Penjor is a bamboo poles that are curved at the top and (decorated) with full of religious symbolic and meaning of. Penjor is a kind of …

Ngusaba Nyepeg Penjor

Ngusaba Nyepeg Penjor is one of temple ceremonies which is intended to pray for fertility of farmland and prosperity. Ngusaba Nyepeg Penjor is held every 5 years (sometimes the ceremony cannot be held and it is delayed due to some problem). The ceremony begins with making penjor by …

Om Swastyastu

Om Swastyastu is a formal expression of goodwill, said on meeting or in written message. It can also used when knocking the door of someone’s house for visiting. Saying Om Swastyastu followed by attached both palms in front of the chest. Om Swastyastu derrived from Sanskrit. Om is …

Demography

Bali in Number Region :  5.636,06 KM2 Capital city : Denpasar 6 Islands: Bali, Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, Serangan, Menjangan. 8 Regencies: Jembrana, Buleleng, Tabanan, Badung, Gianyar, Bangli, Klungkung, Karangasem; 1 City: Denpasar. 57 Districts and 716 villages. 1488 Customary Villages 1604 Subak (traditional irrigation system) 3625 …

Guru Piduka

Guru Piduka is one of the ceremonies with specific objective: asking for forgiveness from the gods. Consciousness as a human being, intentionally or not, we had made mistakes  in daily life, especially in religious activity which may did something wrong or imperfect in execution.  Offering used for this ceremony …

Purnama

Every  purnama / sukla paksa or full moon, Hindu Balinese prays at the village temples and at their sanggah/mrajan (private temple) in the house compound. They bring simple offering such as flowers, incense and some fruits. On this day offering is dedicated to Sang Hyang Candra, the gods of …

Caru / Mecaru

Caru (Mecaru; Pecaruan) is Butha Yadnya ceremony, the ceremony for negative powers which cause disruption and disaster. This rituals is intended to harmonize bhuwana agung (macrocosm) and bhuwana alit (microcosm) and to neutralize all negative powers. Mecaru ritual is held at cross road, in the house compound and in …

Wara / Wewaran

Wara is name of day in Bali calendar. There are 10 groups of wara and each wara contain from only 1 day to 10 days. Length of one round depends on how many days in group, e.g. Panca Wara contains 5 days as literally the meaning of Panca …

Sasih

Sasih is one of the elements in Bali Calendar which use moon rotation cycle as calculation. Sasih literally means month. 1 sasih is about 29 – 30 days. Purnama (full moon) and Tilem (dark moon) are the important days in Bali Calendar.  There is ceremony on purnama and …

Wuku

Names of Wuku (30) Sinta Landep Ukir Kulantir Tolu Gumbreg Wariga Warigadean Julungwangi Sungsang Dunggulan Kuningan Langkir Medangsia Pujut Pahang Krulut Merakih Tambir Medangkungan Matal Uye Menail Perangbakat Bala Ugu Wayang Klawu Dukut Watugunung