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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

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 …

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 …