October 4, 2017

Suluban Beach Uluwatu in Pecatu, Bali

Suluban Beach Uluwatu Bali or often called "Blue Point Beach", is a hidden beach and famous for its unique entrance through wide cave openings leading to the seaside, big boulders, lofty and jagged cliffs, powerful wave, and its crystalline water. All of it is covered in the breathtaking beauty of un-tamed coastline.

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September 11, 2017

Segara Ayu Beach in Sanur, Denpasar - Bali

Pantai Segara Ayu, a charming white sandy beach with romantic sunrise. The beach is located in Sanur Kaja Village, district of South Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali. This beach has a wide sea view, cool sea breeze and a shady atmosphere. In addition, there are local fisherman activities, complete with rows of traditional double outrigger boats moored on the beach, colorful and beautiful!

Pantai Segara Ayu Sanur

September 6, 2017

Pura Campuhan Windhu Segara Padang Galak Kesiman, East Denpasar - Bali

Pura Campuhan Windhu Segara is located in Padang Galak (north of Sanur), Kesiman, East Denpasar, Bali. The word "campuhan" in Balinese means mixing or meeting. This temple is situated on the edge of the estuary which is a mixing or meeting between the Yeh Ayung River and the edge of Padang Galak Beach.

Pura Campuhan Windhu Segara Padang Galak

September 4, 2017

Padang Galak Beach Sanur, East Denpasar - Bali

Padang Galak Beach is famous for its great morning views endowed with romantic sunrise. The revetment is built along the coast to reduce the abrasion impact. On this revetment also built tracks, really suitable for walks while enjoy the sunrise and surrounding views.

Padang Galak Beach Sanur, Padang Galak Surf, Pantai Padang Galak Sanur Bali

August 23, 2017

The Pagerwesi Ceremony Bali

Pagerwesi Day or Hari Raya Pagerwesi is devoted to worshiping Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in the manifestation as Sang Hyang Pramesti Guru (God Shiva), the "true teacher" who provides guidance and protection for people and the universe.

July 22, 2017

Nyang Nyang Beach Bali Surf at Pecatu (Bukit Peninsula)

Nyang Nyang Beach Bali Surf

Nyang Nyang Beach is a beautiful, unspoiled white sand beach, and one of the most beautiful surf spots in Bali. This surf spot is surrounded by high cliff, peaceful atmosphere, sea pandanus and other natural green vegetation.

Nyang Nyang Bali Surf

July 17, 2017

Nyang Nyang Beach Bali - Pristine Beach & Majestic Clifftop View!

Nyang Nyang Beach is a pristine beach, hidden at the bottom of jagged cliffs and magnificent lush vegetation. The beach is located at the southeast of Uluwatu Temple, in Pecatu Village, district of South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali.

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July 10, 2017

Sawangan Beach Bali - Beautiful, Sacred & Serene!

Sawangan Beach is a long stretch white sand beach with scenic view, clear sea-water, high cliff, green vegetation and serene atmosphere. This beach is located in Sawangan-Benoa (at the south of Geger and Nusa Dua Beach), district of South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali.

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July 3, 2017

Goddess Saraswati Day In Bali

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Saraswati Day is a day devoted to the Goddess Saraswati. She is the goddess of knowledge, creative arts, wisdom, language, learning and purity. Balinese believes this as a celebration of the descent of holy knowledge to mankind for prosperity, progress, and peace.

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July 1, 2017

Melasti Beach Ungasan Bali - Amazing Beach and Aerial View!

Melasti Beach Ungasan is one of the new beach attractions in Bali. This beach has a magnificent aerial view and blue ocean. It can be seen start from the paved road before turning to the beach and also through the stairs leading to the small hill above.

Melasti Beach Ungasan Bali, Pantai Melasti Ungasan Bali

June 25, 2017

Green Bowl Beach in Bali - Serene & Mystical!

Green Bowl Beach is a lovely white sandy beach and has clear blue sea-water. This beach is not too broad, natural, quiet, and provide a serene atmosphere. The coral reef appears at the low tide, along with panoramic views of the steep cliff and green vegetation.

Green Bowl Beach In Bali, Green Ball Surf Bali

June 20, 2017

Nunggalan Beach - Dramatic Coastal Landscape at Pecatu, Bali

Dramatic Coastal Landscape of Nunggalan Beach Bali

Nunggalan Beach Bali is a hidden beach, natural and has dramatic coastal landscape. This beach is lies on the bottom of the green cliffs. It has long white sand along with green vegetation, sea pandanus, big waves, and blue sea-water. Even so, this beauty can also be enjoyed from the cliff top, at the beginning of the trail to the beach.

Nunggalan Beach Bali, Pantai Nunggalan Bali

June 15, 2017

Goa Lawah - Bat Cave Temple Bali

Goa Lawah Temple is a beautiful temple, unique, magical and full of mystery. This holy temple is built just in front of a cave opening in coastal cliff. The cave is teeming with fruit bats. There are million of them, fly around, and hang upside down at the entrance and inside the cave.

The temple is located at Pesinggahan Village, District of Dawan, Klungkung Regency, Bali. The place is close to several other tourist attractions such as Kusamba, Padang Bay, and Candidasa.

Goa Lawah Bat Cave Temple Bali, History Of Goa Lawah Temple

May 27, 2017

Bingin Surf Beach - Bali

Bingin Surf Beach Bali

Bingin Surf Beach Bali has incredible waves and attracts many surfers both locally and internationally. A beautiful beach involving the steep cliff, green vegetations, lodgings, cafes, and white sand beach.

This beach is located in Pecatu Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali. The beach is strategically located on Bukit Peninsula, close to several surf points such as Balangan, Dreamland, Impossible, Padang Padang, and Uluwatu (Suluban).

Bingin Surf Beach Bali

May 25, 2017

Bingin Beach On The Bukit Peninsula - Pecatu, Bali

Bingin Beach Pecatu comprise a panoramic view of high cliffs, local fields, bushes and hardwoods, steep steps, lodgings, surf cafes, and pearly white sand combined with the blue sea at the bottom.

This beach is situated on the western side of The Bukit Peninsula, between Dreamland (New Kuta Beach) and Impossible Beach, in Pecatu Village, district of South Kuta, Badung - Bali.

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May 20, 2017

Tegal Wangi Beach Sunset - Beautiful and Romantic

Tegal Wangi Beach is blessed with a romantic sunset accompanied by natural scenery, green vegetation, steep cliffs, turquoise seawater, and pristine white sand beach. This is the perfect place to spend your afternoon.

This beach is located on the west side of Bukit Peninsula and made it a favorite location to hunt for sunset in Bali. This place is included in the administrative area of Jimbaran Village, in the district of South Kuta, Badung-Bali.

Entering the Sunset at Pura Segara

May 19, 2017

Tegal Wangi Beach Jacuzzi - Jimbaran, Bali

Tegal Wangi Beach is known for its beautiful scenery and the natural atmosphere. From the cliff-top visitors can enjoy the beauty of steep cliffs covered with green vegetation, big rocks and turquoise seawater with curling waves, sunset, and also the pristine white sand at the bottom of the cliff.

This beach is situated in the western side of Bukit Peninsula, in Jimbaran Village, district of South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali. On this beach there is also uniqueness, the natural jacuzzi.

Tegal Wangi Beach Jacuzzi, Natural Jacuzzi Bali

May 17, 2017

Batukaru Temple - Entrance Fee & Etiquette

Batukaru Temple or Batukau is one of the mountain temples of Bali. This temple is situated on the southern slope of Mt Batukaru, set in the middle of rain forest and covered by holy vibe, moist mist and cool atmosphere. The temple is located in Wongaya Gede Village, district of Penebel, Tabanan regency, Bali.

Visitors are only charged a modest fee, around 20.000 IDR, and can immediately feel the cool and calm atmosphere, and enjoy the beauty of Batukaru Temple. This holy place is known to hold a lot of history, and is thought to be a place of ascetics in the past.

Batukaru Temple Entrance Fee

The History Of Batukaru Temple - Tabanan, Bali

Batukaru Temple History, History Of Batukaru Temple

Pura Luhur Batukaru or Batukau is known as an ancient temple that full of mystery, very sacred and highly respected. Situated on the southern slope of Mt Batukaru, in the middle of the rainforest, at an altitude of 650 meters asl, covered by holy vibe, moist mist, and quiet mountain atmosphere.

The temple is located in Wongaya Gede Village, the district of Penebel, Tabanan-Bali. The main shrine is a "candi" with a distinctive architectural style. In this temple God is worshiped as the Mahadeva, or by local referred to as Ratu Hyang Tumuwuh, as God who grace the soul and cultivates plants.

Batukaru Temple History, History Of Batukaru Temple

May 11, 2017

Pura Luhur Batukaru Bali - A Holy Temple Surrounded by The Cool Mountain Atmosphere

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Pura Luhur Batukaru or Batukau is one of the six key temples in Bali, the Sad Kahyangan, which is highly respected and extremely sacred. This holy temple is precisely located in the Wongaya Gede Village, district of Penebel, Tabanan Regency, Bali.

The temple is situated at a height of 650 meters above sea level, on the southern slope of Mt Batukaru (2,276 m asl, the second-highest mountain in Bali).

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May 5, 2017

Wedding Venue and Pre Wedding Photography at Balangan Beach - Badung, Bali

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The scenic beauty of the cliff top view overlooking the blue ocean, pristine beach, and covered by green vegetation have created a mesmerizing impression. Reinforced by natural landscape and legendary sunset, Balangan Beach has become a privileged location for wedding venue and pre wedding photography in Bali.

Pre Wedding At Balangan Beach

May 3, 2017

Balangan Beach Snorkeling at Bukit Peninsula - Badung Bali

Balangan Beach Snorkeling

Balangan Beach is famous for its exotic and romantic beach view. The big and powerful waves are also become a magnet for surfers to enjoy their surf adventure. But beyond that, this beach also has panoramic underwater and beautiful coral reefs.

May 2, 2017

Balangan Beach Bali Surfing - Surf Your Waves!

Balangan Beach Bali Surfing

Balangan Beach is endowed with great waves and has become a magnet that draws surfers from all levels to experience and enjoy their surf adventure here. Other than waves, this beach is also known for the panoramic beauty, with a golden beach, lush green vegetation, cool sea breeze, and romantic sunset.

Balangan Beach Surfing

Balangan Beach Bali - Romantic Beach and Tranquil Environment!

Romantic Beach and Tranquil Environment!

Balangan Beach is one of the best beaches Bali has to offer, a golden sand beach overlooking the Indian Ocean and surrounded by a fairly wide of high cliff with lush green vegetation.

The beach is situated on the western side of Bukit Peninsula just north of Dreamland Beach (New Kuta Beach), in Badung Regency, Bali. The beach at the north side is part of Jimbaran Village, while the south is part of Pecatu Village.

Balangan Beach Jimbaran Bali

April 30, 2017

Pre Wedding Photoshoot at Tegal Wangi Beach, Jimbaran Bali

Tegal Wangi Beach Pre Wedding

Tegal Wangi Beach is one of the favorite locations for pre wedding photoshoot in Bali. This place is situated in Desa Adat Jimbaran, district of South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali.

Pantai Tegalwangi Prewedding

April 29, 2017

Pura Segara Tegalwangi - Sacred Temple and Magnificent View!

Sacred Sea Temple and Magnificent View!

Pura Segara Tegalwangi is perched atop the high cliff and overlooking the blue ocean. This temple is located in Desa Adat Jimbaran, the district of South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali.

This place is still very natural and has not been touched by the tourism industry. Tegalwangi is derived from word "tegal" means garden, and "wangi" means fragrant, so "tegalwangi" means a fragrant garden. Plain and simple!

Pura Tegal Wangi Bali

April 28, 2017

Tegal Wangi Beach in Jimbaran Bali

Tegal Wangi - Beautiful Beach with Magnificent View

Tegal Wangi beach is situated in the bottom of steep cliff, not too extensive, with pleasant white sand. The beach is located close to Pura Segara Tegalwangi, in Jimbaran, District of South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali.

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.

Nangluk Merana Ceremony, Upacara Nangluk Merana

April 1, 2017

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

Tumpek Krulut Bali, Saniscara Kliwon Krulut, The Balinese Gamelan Instruments

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.

Tumpek Krulut Bali, Saniscara Kliwon Krulut, The Balinese Gamelan Instruments

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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March 26, 2017

Ubud Royal Palace Bali - Puri Saren Agung Ubud Bali

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The Royal Palace Ubud or Puri Saren Agung Ubud Bali is a beautiful palace, has magnificent architecture, and still maintained until now. The palace (puri) was built during the reign of Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800-1823). This palace was opened to the public since the 1930s, on the governance of Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati (1910-1978), the last ruling monarch of Ubud.

The palace is located at the intersection of Jalan Monkey Forest and Jalan Raya Ubud, across from the Ubud Art Market. Ubud area has a tropical cool climate, regarded as the cultural center of Bali; there are many artists' workshops, galleries and museums.

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March 23, 2017

Ubud Monkey Forest Bali - The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud (Gianyar, Bali)

Ubud Monkey Forest Bali, Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary or Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana Ubud is a monkey sanctuary for the long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicuiaris) and there is also temple that is highly respected especially by local residents, Pura Dalem Padangtegal.

The orest (sanctuary) is located in the Desa Pekraman Padangtegal, southern of Ubud Village, in the district of Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali. This forest was originally named Alas Pemaosan, then in 1991 changed to Wenara Wana. The name is taken from the Sanskrit, a sacred language, and reflects the sacredness of Hanuman, the Monkey God.

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March 18, 2017

Pura Yeh Gangga Bali - Yeh Gangga Temple in Perean Tabanan

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Pura Yeh Gangga Bali is one of the ancient temple which is now bears the status of National Cultural Heritage (Cagar Budaya Nasional), located in Perean Village, District of Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali. This temple has the same route to Bedugul and also Ulun Danu Bratan, about 12 kilometers from Mengwi.

Balinese believe Yeh Ganga temple has an important role, especially in pray for salvation and healing. In addition, the presence of the river in the area of the temple is also irrigate the farmland, give life, and supports the local people.

Pura Yeh Gangga Perean, Yeh Gangga Temple

March 17, 2017

Wooden Dulang - The Dulang Kayu Bali Handicraft

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Wooden Dulang or Dulang Kayu Bali is used as a place of offerings, serving fruit, pastries, reading, and also important in making "gebogan". The top of dulang resembles a round tray, supported by a single pole widening downward.

This pole serves as a handle, is formed in such a way, so it is stable (no sway) when placed on a flat plane.

Wooden Dulang, Pengrajin Dulang di Bali, Dulang Kayu Bali

March 15, 2017

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali - A Classical Dance of The Bumblebees in Bali

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Oleg Tamulilingan Dance or Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali is one of the great creations of the dance artist from Tabanan, I Ketut Marya or better known as I Mario. This dance is known as "The Bumblebee Dance", was created in 1952 at the request of John Coast (England).

Oleg Tamulilingan describes a pair of beetles, male and female, playing happily, siphon the pollen, and having fun in the garden. The beauty is radiated in the movements of the dancers along with the accompaniment of Gong Kebyar. A dazzling movement of male dancer playing "kancut" and kepet (fan), while the female playing "oncer" (shawl) with dynamic movements, beautiful, and a bit aggressive.

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March 13, 2017

Baris Tunggal Dance - The Solo Warrior Dance of Bali

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Baris Tunggal Dance or Tari Baris Tunggal Bali was created in the early 20th century. This dance is usually performed as the opening dance for the secular show and sometimes as the lead figure in the dance-drama. Baris Tunggal or Solo Warrior dance is always performed by a young boy, occasionally by a young girl.

Movements in this dance tell the toughness of Balinese soldier at that time. The dance movement is steady, firm, energetic and dynamic, accompanied by eye movement (sledet) which constantly changing. This reflects the nature of a soldier who is aware of the situation around him.

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March 10, 2017

Tari Tani Bali - The Farming Dance of Bali

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Tari Tani Bali (Farming Dance) is created by I Wayan Beratha in 1957. This dance emerges along with the Tari Tenun (Weaving Dance) and Tari Nelayan (Fishing Dance) in the era of 1950s. Tani dance showing the everyday life of Balinese, particularly the work or activities of farmer in Bali.

Tani dance usually performed in groups by male and female dancers. The movements in this dance depict the activities of farmers from preparing the land, plant the seeds, up to take care of their plants. This dance is indeed present a beautiful and elegant movements.

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March 8, 2017

Panyembrama Balinese Dance - Tari Panyembrama Bali

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Panyembrama Balinese Dance is a secular dance form, become an alluring dance through a combination of the graceful movement, gamelan music, and elegant dancer’s costume. This dance is designed by I Wayan Berata and was performed for the first time in the Pandaan Festival, in 1971.

Panyembrama dance is performed by a group of skillful female dancers, accompanied by live music of Balinese gamelan. Even though the dance has no story to tell, it is considered to be extremely beautiful composition due to the dance movements are mostly used to welcome god into the temple.

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March 6, 2017

Tenun Dance - Tari Tenun Bali

Tenun Dance Bali, Tari Tenun Bali

Tenun Dance or Tari Tenun Bali depicts women who are weaving, which is the population's daily activities at that time. This dance was created by I Nyoman Ridet and the music is composed by I Wayan Likes, both from Kerobokan (in Badung), in the year of 1957.

Tenun Dance is a group dance, performed by 3-5 women. In most of the dance, the movement is executed in a kneeling position. Tenun depict spinning thread, wrapping the loom, and weaving. The dance was so lovely, graceful and elegant.

Tenun Dance Bali, Tari Tenun Bali

March 5, 2017

Sekar Jagat Dance - Tari Sekar Jagat Bali

Sekar Jagat Dance, Tari Sekar Jagat Bali

Sekar Jagat Dance is a variant of the Balinese welcome dance, choreographed by the dance artists, Ni Luh Swasthi Wijaya Bandem in 1993. The dance is based on the sacred Rejang from Asak (in Karangasem) but far more elegant, stately, and formal in presentation.

The dance is accompanied by gamelan music, composed by I Nyoman Windha and is based on the Selonding music of Tenganan Pegringsingan Village.

Sekar Jagat Dance, Tari Sekar Jagat Bali

Kebyar Trompong Dance Bali - Beautiful Dance & The Trompong Instrument

Kebyar Trompong Dance, Tari Kebyar Terompong Bali

Kebyar Trompong Dance and Kebyar Duduk Dance are a variation of Kebyar Dance. In Kebyar Trompong, the dancer has to dance and play the musical instrument called Terompong at the same time, collaborating with gamelan accompaniment.

Terompong or Trompong is one of gamelan instrument. It is a long instrument, with a set of metal bowl-like gongs, placed on a large wooden frame and decorated by carved motifs and prada. Thus the name of the "Terompong" dance comes from the instrument itself.

Kebyar Trompong Dance, Tari Kebyar Terompong Bali Kebyar Trompong. Performance in GK. Sunan Ambu, Bandung, West Java. KKB Githa Saraswati, 21 Maret 2001

February 28, 2017

Melasti Ceremony Bali - Purification and The Nectar of Life (Tirta Amrita)

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Melasti Ceremony in Bali is a purification ceremony and ritual. Melasti also knew by the term "Melis" or "Mekiyis". In general, this ritual is held the three days prior to Nyepi Day (once a year).

This unique tradition has a purpose to cleanse Bhuana Agung (world or universe) and Bhuana Alit (the people) from badness or bad spirit. This is done symbolically by using Tirta Amrita or "the water of life".

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February 20, 2017

Tumpek Uduh Bali - A Manifestation Of Concern For Plants

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Tumpek Uduh (Pengatag) is an expression of gratitude to Ida Sang Hyang Widi Wasa (The Creator) in manifestation as Hyang Sangkara for the grace of healthy plants in sustaining life on Earth.

This celebration is conducted once every 210 days, exactly on the day of Saniscara Pon wuku Wariga, or 25 days before Galugan Day. It also has several designations such as: Tumpek Wariga, Tumpek Bubuh, Tumpek Atag, and Tumpek Pengarah.

Tumpek Uduh Bali, Tumpek Pengatag, Tumpek Uduh Day Tumpek Uduh. Woman and Orange Trees, Bali, 2017. Acrylic on Paper, 18 x 24 cm.

February 17, 2017

Rangkan Beach - Pantai Rangkan Bali

Rangkan Beach Bali, Pantai Rangkan Bali

The beach atmosphere has always been a fascination, as if possessed of magical powers and captivate every visitor. The vast stretches of sand, the waves breaking the silence, and the cool sea breezes.

Oh, of course coupled with panoramic blue ocean, beautiful fishing boats, and row of swaying coconut trees, making the atmosphere more romantic. Visitors who are on vacation in Bali can explore and discover this beach, the Rangkan Beach (Pantai Rangkan Bali).

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