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October 2015 Highlights in Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail

tanah-lot-ceremonyOctober 3, Tumpek Kandang, also called Tumpek Andang, falls on Saturday of Uye, the 22nd week of the pawukon cycle. The name Tumpek Kandang is derived from two words, "Tumpek" that means Saturday and "Kandang" refers to Balinese word for the domesticated animals that Balinese Hindu highly honor. They include cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs and birds. Thus, Tumpek Kandang itself means a day to worship God of animals. When the day comes, cows receive special treatment. In Bali, cows are highly honored because they always assist farmers in plowing their rice field. The cows cows are washed and dressed-up like human beings, with special cone-shaped spiral of coconut leaf placed on their horns.


Anggara Kasih in Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail

anggarakasihTambirThis day is one day consecrated by the Hindus. Because today is Tuesday Kliwon or called rainan Anggara Kasih. Anggara Kliwon occurs every 35 days when the day 'Anggara' (Tuesday) of the 7-day week (Saptawara) of the Balinese Pawukon Calendar system coincidences with the day 'Kliwon' of the 5-day week (Pancaware). On this day Hindus including Tanah Lot makes banten and ngerainin in temple around villages.

This day is a holy day Anggara kasih Prangbakat. Anggarakasih Prangbakat falls on selasa kliwon (thusday), 210 days a year according to Bali calendar system. In this feast, Hindus people make offering that were brought to some of temple which exist on their village. Beside that, Hindus people also make offering to mrajan in their house. It is on Anggarakasih Prangbakat (Balinese Hindu Calendar) or on every Tuesday where on that time the society do the worship or pray to request the safety and prosperity.


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