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Glossary A-L

A – L (update periodically) Awig awig : awig awig is a customary law. Set up by thecustomary village council, this law is applied in the village where this law is made. Regulation in awig awig may different from one village to another as this law is made due …

Glossary O-Z

O – Z (updated periodically) Odalan : also known as piodalan or pujawali, is a celebration of holy day in a temple. In general, it occurs every 210 days based on wuku or pawukon in Bali calendar system. However, some temples celebrate their holy day based on sasih, which …

Glossary M-N

M – N (updated periodically) Mahayu Jagat : derived from the word hayu which means rahayu or safe/good luck and jagat which means jagat alit (human world) and jagat ageng (the universe). Mahayu Jagat procession usually is held along with marisuda gumi ritual. Mahayu Jagat : berasal dari kata hayu yang artinya …

Wana Kertih

Wana Kertih is part of Sad Kertih or six kinds of ceremony dedicated for holiness and balance of nature either skala (the world we can see) or niskala (the unseen world). Sad Kertih consist of Atman Kertih (ceremony for the soul), Jana Kertih (ceremony for holiness and balance …

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 …