May 5, 2021

Dewa Masraman Tradition In Paksebali, Klungkung Bali

The Dewa Masraman tradition, also known as the Perang Jempana, is a hereditary tradition carried out by the people of Banjar Panti Timbrah, Paksebali Village, Klungkung Regency. It is stated that this unique tradition has existed since 1500. This tradition is held as a form of devotion to the ancestors so that they are always accompanied and given safety.

Dewa Masraman or Mesraman means the gods having fun, joking and making out. This ritual is held as a series of piodalan ceremonies at Panti Timbrah Temple, once every 210 days on Saniscara Kliwon Kuningan or Kuningan Day.

It is stated in the sources that this ritual is related to the origins of the Banjar Timbrah community in Paksebali Village. Initially, they came from Timbrah Village and Bugbug Village in Karangasem Regency.

Several family heads came to accompany a daughter of the King of Karangasem who married the King of Klungkung. Then they were given a residence located in Paksebali Village and served as guardians of the border area.

They settled, developed and formed the Banjar Timbrah. Their move to Klungkung brought along traditions and ceremonies in their home village in Karangasem. This tradition of Dewa Masraman in its place of origin (Karangasem) is called the Mebarang Tradition.

The tradition of Dewa Mesraman begins with the ritual of "nunas paica" or asking for blessings, a procession of eating together on banana leaves only for children. Then it was followed by "megibung" which was done by adults.

Then, the jempana that is ready is carried in a “mesucian” procession to Tukad Unda or Taman Segening. It aims to pray for holy water and purify oneself before the peak ritual. After cleansing, the jempana is escorted back to the temple.

Arriving at the temple, this jempana is greeted with the Rejang Dewa dance as a manifestation of the nymphs danced by female dancers and the Baris dance which is performed by male dancers.

This sacred ritual reaches its climax when the “ngambeng” takes place, where the gods meet (gather) and make jokes, which is described as Jempana clashing, twisting and involving the act of pushing each other. This attraction is accompanied by Gamelan Beleganjur.


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