April 1st, Budha Kliwon Ugu, is a reocccuring auspicious day to pray for protection and a long and healthy life. At this day, which is also known as the Sang Hyang Ayu or Sang Hyang Nirmala Jati cleansing day, the Balinese Hindus pray for protection of the household and the entire world including all creatures that inhabit it. The ceremony is performed at the kumulan shrine of the family temple and the plankiran (wall temple) of the bedroom. The following sesajen are offered, a canang reresik wangi-wangian, a canang yasa, kernbang pepayasan, pusapa harum, asap dupa astanggi.
Kecak Dance in Tanah Lot: Performing After Enjoying Sunset
Sightseeing Tanah Lot, Bali, is one of the famous tourist attraction with beautiful sunset. Usually tourists will come to Tanah Lot Temple in the afternoon before sunset. While waiting for the sunset of the tourists can do various activities such as capture the moment with photos, tour around the park, or just sitting around enjoying the wind blowing around Enjung Galuh or Sunset Terrace.
After sunset ended, there was a show that can be enjoyed by tourists in Tanah Lot that is the Kecak Dance Show. Kecak dance is played mainly by men, where the number of players in the tens or more dancers who sit in line and a circle with a certain rhythm voices calling for "cak", raising his hands. This kecak dance created in the 1930s by Wayan Limbak and with a German painter Walter Spies. They create a dance based on ancient traditions and take sanghyang from parts Ramayana story. This dance became popular when Wayan Limbak the Balinese dancer with her tour around the world to introduce the Kecak dance. Until now become a dance Kecak Balinese art fame.