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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 …

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 …

Panca Wali Krama

Panca Wali Krama: Berdasarkan lontar Rogha Sanghara Bumi, masyarakat Bali wajib melaksanakan tawur agung Panca Wali Krama di Pura Besakih setiap 5 tahun sekali. Upacara ini merupakan upacara yang bertujuan untuk menyucikan bumi kembali karena selama dalam periode 5 tahun tersebut telah terjadi kecemaran / kekotoran secara niskala. …

Pamarisudha

Pamarisudha adalah salah satu jenis upacara pecaruan / penyucian yang digelar dengan tujuan untuk memohon kepada yang Tuhan Yang Maha Kuasa untuk meminimalisir terjadinya bencana alam. Upacara ditujukan agar Sang Pencipta memaafkan ulah manusia yang telah mengotori (secara spiritual) bumi ini dan menjadikan bumi ini suci dan bersih kembali.  …

Odalan / Piodalan

Odalan is a commemoration ceremony of a temple. It’s like a birthday of a temple. However, not like international calendar which has 365 days in a year, Bali calendar has different system of calculation. It based on oton which recurs in 210 days instead of 365 days as in international calendar. So odalan recurs …