April 13, 2017

Tumpek Wayang Ceremony in Bali

Tumpek Wayang Ceremony, Tumpek Wayang Bali, Tumpek Wayang Pandan Berduri, Wayang Sapuh Leger, Saniscara Kliwon Wayang

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.

Tumpek Wayang Ceremony, Tumpek Wayang Bali, Tumpek Wayang Pandan Berduri, Wayang Sapuh Leger, Saniscara Kliwon Wayang Kresna.Tumpek Wayang Ceremony, Bali 2017. Acrylic on Paper, 15 x 20 cm.

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