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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 …

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

Saka Bali Calendar

There are three kinds of calendar system which is mostly used: based on solar system and lunar system and combination of solar and lunar system.¬† Solar system is based on how many days the earth rotates around the sun; so 1 year has an average 365 days. The …