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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …