|Special Ceremony : Ngangkid at Segara Kidul Tanah Lot|
Yesterday, about 1 PM there is religious ceremony at Segara Kidul Tanah Lot. The religious ceremony named “Ngangkid”. The religious ceremony take place in west side of Penyawang Temple (Penghayatan Temple) and in east side of Enjung Galuh Temple. This area often as a place to perform ngangkid ceremony. Ngangkid is part of Manusa Yadnya ceremony, that is Three Month Baby Ceremony, the ceremony for human being after born to the world after magedong-gedongan and mecolongan, in hindus people. The meaning of ngangkid ceremony is to required sweeping to the God which is in the sea. Imploringly holy water which its meaning as sweeping of the baby from all coherent dirts in baby's body or named harsh body.
In Hindus lifecycle, each religious ceremony usually have relationship with ocean according to belief with guard of the ocean in hinduis people named Ida Bathara Dalem Sagara or Ratu Tengahing Sagara. In hindus people, baby with age three months year old must have ceremony to requesting safety for their life. Here, baby realized as small bole which swept away to middle of the sea then lifted or "diangkid" from the sea by priest and the parent of baby to continent so that its referred as Ngangkid. After that, baby and the parents will doing some procession, like natab bebantenan and last is praying (manca sembah) to required safety to guard of the ocean.
Ngangkid usually use equipments and items which called "Bebantenan" in hindus religion. In hindus religion, bebantenan for ngangkid ceremony usually there are two type that is high level and low level depended of ability of the family. Bebanten for low level used panglepasan, penyambutan, jejanganan, banten kumara and tataban. While bebantenan for high level used panglepasan, penyambutan, jejanganan, banten kumara, tataban, pula gembal, banten panglukatan, and banten turun tanah. All procession is led by the priest.