October Highlights in Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail

tanahlotsunsetOctober is usually the beginning part of rainy season in Indonesia but with the global warming it seems hard to predict. Anyway, it will still be bright sunny in October just like a year ago. This fact is an advantageous point if you come to Tanah Lot on October besides October is a low season that you will get the cheapest rate of Tanah Lot accommodation and October is the right month to enjoy some attractions described well in the following agenda.

October 9, 2010, Tumpek Landep

Indeed, Balinese always express gratitude to the Almighty God in His various manifestations. On October 9th, Balinese will conduct the ceremony expressing gratitude to the lord of steel implement, the god of Pasupati. Special homage is directed to the god of Pasupati through the tool made from steel such as knife, motorbike, computer, scissors, and many more because these tools have helped Balinese in doing daily activity or working. So if you happen to be in Bali on that day, you will see, on the road, the vehicles decorated with coconut-leaves embellishment.

October 13, 2010, Budha Cemeng Ukir

Budha Cemeng or Budha Wage Ukir is a reocccuring auspicious day for meditation and cleansing the mind of negativity. At this day, which is also known as the day of Sang Hyang Manik Galih who descended as Sang Hyang Ongkara Mreta to the physical world, the Balinese Hindus pray to Dewa Sang Hyang Sri Nini for prosperity and protection with special offerings.

October 19, 2010, Anggara Kasih Kulantir

Anggara Kliwon, also known as Anggara Kasih, is a reoccurring, auspicious cleansing day for the mind of the individual family members and for the physical world and all creatures that inhabit it. At Anggara Kliwon the Balinese Hindus meditate and pray to Dewa Ludra for support to cleanse one's mind and the physical world in which one is reincarnated. Anggara Kasih is a day to worship the Lord, make love to themselves by doing purification and pleaded lot of love from God that life is spared from violence, conflict and crime. On this day Hindus achieve proper affection to all living creatures.

October 22, 2010, Purnama Kalima

Purnama, or full moon in tanah lot 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. Besides, today many balinese people perform "Ngodalin" (anniversary for sanggah or merajan) in each house hold. Each family will praying at their merajan to required safety from the God.