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Bojog-Bojogan Sambuk: The unique Souvenir from Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail

 Bojog-bojogan Sambuk, is a doll-shaped bojog (monkey) made from coconut fibers. This merchandise is one of the souvenirs that can be found in stores in the Tanah Lot. This art merchandise only exist at Tanah Lot Beraban village. The maker of bojog-bojogan Sambuk in Tanah Lot only in banjar Batugaing Beraban. This merchandise already famous until foreign country.

Bojog-bojogan Sambuk made from coconuts that have been dry and contains no water. And coconut is formed or carved to resemble a monkey. Bojog-bojogan sambuk usually made in different sizes and styles or poses a monkey. For the eye made from the white shells that were slightly dark color so that the shape of the eye. Shells can be found on the beach of Tanah Lot.

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Kliwon Day in Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail
KliwooonToday is one day consecrated by Hindus, because today is kliwon day. Kliwon day is one of Balinese sacred day regarding “PANCA WARA” system (coming every 5 day), where all “BUTHAKALA” or ghosts spread out on street. Kliwon is the day that has these two influences at the same time. For that reason, Kliwon has magical power and there for is a special day in Tanah Lot.

On kliwon day extra offerings are made in the house compound, and offerings are placed at the front entrance gate on the ground. Tanah Lot people make offerings of segehan dedicated to the Bhuta Kala not to interfere. Balinese people must give them “sesaji” (dish of food offered), in order all Butha Kala or ghosts do not disturb humans being. Because this kliwon day there are two positive and negative forces that affect the earth.

 

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