June 24, 2021

Siat Sampian Tradition In Bedulu Village, Gianyar Bali

The Siat Sampian tradition is a unique procession held by the community in Bedulu Village, Blahbatuh, Gianyar Regency. The word “siat” means war, while “sampian” means arrangements of coconut leaves or “janur” used during ceremonies. The Sampian is believed to be a symbol of the weapon of Lord Vishnu used to fight evil or Adharma.

This sacred tradition is routinely held once a year at Pura Samuan Tiga, which falls to coincide with the Pujawali ceremony, namely Purnama Sasih Jiestha (around May).

Pura Samuan Tiga is an important temple, built during the reign of King Udayana Warmadewa with his consort Gunapriyadharmapatni, around the 10th century AD. This is related to a historical event regarding the deliberations of religious leaders or sects.

This important event involved the role of Mpu Kuturan, who succeeded in uniting all sects for the implementation of the Tri Murti conception, namely the inseparable unity of the three manifestations of God (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva).

The Siat Sampian tradition aims to purify the buwana alit (microcosm) and buwana agung (macrocosm), to ask the Creator for physical and spiritual well-being, and to celebrate the union of all sects in Bali.

Participants who took part in this procession were divided into two groups, the female participants were called "Jro Premas", while the male participants were called "Jro Parekan". This tradition is carried out in two sessions, first by the Jro Premas group, then continued by the Jro Parekan group. The participants are selected specifically and through certain rituals.

The stages of the Siat Sampian ritual have unique names such as: Nampiog (circling around the temple), Ngombak (imitating the movement of the waves), and Ngindang (flying like a bird and then taking the sampian). After holding the sampian, the participants began to carry out "siat" or wars, attacking each other using the sampian. This tradition is accompanied by Gamelan Gong and Angklung.


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  2. kebudayaan.kemdikbud.go.id _ Siat Sampian Di Pura Samuan Tiga _ on June 21, 2021

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