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November Highlights in Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail

tipeNovember 7, Purnama Kelima, or full moon in Bali is always a special day for ceremonies and festivities. Hundreds of temples all over the island celebrate their anniversary on a specific full moon each year. Since full moon is also considered as an auspicious day, hundreds of ceremonies are held in all corner of the island on this sacred day.

November 12, Budha Kliwon Gumbreg,  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.

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Workforce : A Balinese Habit in Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail

ngayahtl2009In Tanah Lot, almost everyday you can a find a ceremony or two are held, in an auspicious or lucky day thousands of ceremonies are held all over the islands. These ceremonies cannot just be prepared in a day or two, many workforces and work hours are devoted for the preparation of these ceremonies. These massive workforces and work hours are usually managed based on gender system. In preparation of the ceremony, there are some task that are usually tackled by women and some works that are usually done by men. Women usually prepare the offerings that are made from coconut leaves that are woven or plaited which is known as jejaitan; women also prepare the rice cakes and other snacks for the offerings.

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