|Purnama Kasanga in Tanah Lot|
Today noticed many hindus people in traditional dress and found out it is Purnama, full moon. Today is Purnama Kasanga (ninth) before Nyepi day (day of silence) in Bali according to balinese calendar. 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. When a holiday such as Galungan is happen together with the purnama, the scale of the festivity and ceremony of this holyday is doubled, with more offerings and decoration than a Galungan without purnama.
Tanah Lot villagers believe purnama is a propitious day when God descends to the earth and gives His blessing. Balinese make special offering to the God in this holyday, give alms, reciting religious hymn, or set a pilgrimage to a remote temple, but for teenagers, the Tanah Lot Temple is one of destination. Tanah Lot villagers also believe that purnama is the best time for making good deeds or doing religious activities since the reward of them will be multiplied by 100.
Hindus balinese believe if you bathe in water containing fragrant frangipani flowers, under the light of the full moon, you will enjoy youthfullness and good health. At Tanah Lot Temple, there are so many balinese people doing praying from morning until nightime. They come from some area in Bali. Usually, if there are special day for hindus people like, purnama (full moon), tilem, buda wage, anggara kasih, saraswati, siwaratri, and other, there are many hindus people doing pray at Tanah Lot Temple.