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 some places. There are several level of ceremony, from the small one to the big one which take few weeks for preparation. As part of sacrifice offering, one or two kind of the animals, such as chicken, duck, cow/buffalo is used.

 

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