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.


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