April 13, 2017

Tumpek Wayang Ceremony in Bali

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Tumpek Wayang ceremony falls on Saturday / Sanicara Kliwon Wayang. On this day Balinese make offerings devoted to Ida Sang Hyang Widi Wasa in manifestation as Sang Hyang Iswara, which had penetrated the darkness, illuminating the world, and awaken the power of art and beauty. This ceremony is celebrated every 210 days (6 months in Balinese calendar).

Tumpek Wayang is also an important day for the art of shadow puppets. Many families have shadow puppets that were inherited from the ancestors or their predecessors who worked as a puppeteer. On this day the puppeteers (Samirana) will issue the puppets from the box and arrange them in such a way. The offerings placed near the puppet and then prayer is performed.

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April 9, 2017

Nangluk Merana - A ceremony to ward off pests and natural negative forces in Bali

Nangluk Merana Ceremony

Nangluk Merana is a ceremony or yadnya addressed to Ida Sang Hyang Widi Wasa, to plead for help in counteracting the natural disturbances such as pests, diseases, and natural negative forces in order not to endanger human life.

The ceremony of Nangluk Merana is generally organized by Subak throughout Bali. Through the implementation of this ceremony is expected that the agricultural land (rice paddies, fields, etc) can be protected from crop damages, and blessed with fertility, also an abundant harvest.

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April 1, 2017

Tumpek Krulut Bali - A Ceremony To Honor The Balinese Gamelan Instruments

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Tumpek Krulut is a ceremony held as an expression of gratitude presented to Ida Hyang Widi Wasa in the manifestation as Sang Hyang Iswara, above that the creation of sacred sounds in the form of percussion / gamelan.

The word "krulut" is derived from the word "lulut" which means "pleasant", in this case relates to pleasant sounds of the "tetabuhan" or Balinese gamelan instruments.

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March 30, 2017

Tumpek Kandang Bali - Blessing of The Animals ceremony in Bali

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Tumpek Kandang is an expression of gratitude to Ida Hyang Widi Wasa in the manifestation as Sang Hyang Rare Angon, who gave the grace of life, health, and healing in animals (wild and tame).

This is based on the important role of the pets in the joints of human life. They contribute greatly in helping on the farm, increasing incomes, improving nutrition, ceremony, up to the art and literature.

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March 29, 2017

Sugihan Ceremony - A Symbol of Purification

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The Sugihan ceremony (or Sugian) commenced the week before Galungan. The Balinese Hindus will celebrate the ceremony season consecutively, which is a symbol of purification, consist of: Sugian Tenten, Sugian Jawa and Sugian Bali. Thirdly this ceremony falls on Wuku Sungsang, celebrated every 210 days.

Sugihan Tenten is the first Sugian, celebrated on Wednesday Pon wuku Sungsang. The word "tenten" identified with "enten" which means "remember", reminding that Galungan will arrive. All obligations must be prepared.

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