Galungan Ceremonial : Pemacekan Agung PDF Print E-mail

Active ImagePemacekan Agung takes place five days after Galungan Day, at the Monday of Kuningan, the 12th week of the Balinese Pawukon calendar. The Pemacekan Agung ceremony is performed to return the Kala-tiganing Galungan or Sang Kala Tiga, being Sang Bhuta Galungan, Sang Bhuta Dungulan and Sang Bhuta Amangkurat and their followers to their respective places in the invisible world of niskala. At the same time, at Beraban village Tanah Lot will held Pemelastian Ceremony on 5 PM today. Melasti is the annual washing of the temple implements after the biggest day of the year, Galungan, and before Kuningan day. Priests and banjars from every part of Beraban village have to wash their temple equipment in the sea that is Segara Kidul Tanah Lot Temple  as part of a ritual cleansing.

The infinite symbols are brought to the sea to be re-sanctified with the sprinkling seawater that is called with the holy water or Tirta, afterward all of it are brought back to the temple accordingly. These events are very exciting and full of ornaments, decorations and balinese gamelan sound. A  coastal have been fulfilled by society that are using its custom clothes with the majority color of white. Arrive at parking area, entourage directly forming pageant and going to Tanah Lot Temple accompanied by balinese gamelan.


The priest from Tanah Lot Temple leading all procession. Procession will start with saying mantram for all God symbol. Then procession was continued with praying and adoring to the God of the Segara Kidul Tanah Lot by all villager. Continued with praying rite consecutively, those are puja risandya, kramaning sembah, continued with required holy water, this was a religion figure gave holy water to the villagers. Before the ritual ceremony ended, various offerings were discard into the sea. All villagers might wash their body with the sea water as the symbol of discarding all dirties.