February 14, 2021

Sanghyang Sampat Dance (Tari Sang Hyang Sampat Bali)

Tari Sanghyang Sampat is a variation of the Sanghyang Dance and is categorized as "wali" or sacred dance. This dance is performed as part of the Nangluk Mrana procession in the Ngusaba Ceremony just before the rice harvest. The Sanghyang Sampat ritual aims to repel reinforcements, protecting agricultural crops from being attacked by pests (leafhoppers, rats) and plant diseases so that the harvest is successful.

This sacred art is carried out once a year by the people of Br. Puluk, Tengkudak Village, Penebel, Tabanan Regency.

In daily life, a broom stick or "sampat" is used for cleaning. Philosophically, the Sanghyang Sampat Dance is intended to clean the subak area (rice field) from negative influences and also give blessings to agricultural crops that will soon be harvested.

A special ceremony is held by the subak community, led by the local temple priest. The holy spirit or unseen force was invited to enter the artificial body in the form of a broom stick (sampat) and was also accompanied by the vocal music Gending Sanghyang Sampat.

This artificial body comes from sticks of sugar-palm leaves and orange-gold coconut leaves, in a certain amount. There are two artificial bodies, namely: Sanghyang Sampat Istri which represents the female aspect decorated with white-yellow cloth and Sanghyang Sampat Lanang which represents the male aspect decorated with poleng/checkered-yellow cloth.

Then both of them were decorated in such a way with frangipani flowers, marigolds, cananga, champaca, and equipped with bells.

In a trance, Sanghyang Sampat moves according to his will and is paraded in a procession around the rice fields (subak). Local residents accompanied during this procession. After the procession is complete, a cleansing and closing ritual (sineb) is carried out. The holy spirit from Sanghyang Sampat is released to return to its origin.


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  2. wikipedia.org _ Sanghyang _ on February 12, 2021

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