Meaning Canang as a Means of Prayers in the Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail

 In a temple ceremony in the Tanah Lot are usually equipped with Hindu community a variety of means, one of them is canang. Canang comes from the Old Javanese language. Originally meant betel, so that in Bali there is the term betel announce the contents, gambier, prestige, tobacco and betel nuts. Canang is made from young coconut leaf thatch which still young. Canang were formulated into a temple means that the core material peporosan. Peporosan made of betel leaf, lime, gambier leaves and betel nuts. Betel in earlier times was given in honor of the betel guest. In fact until now has significance in Bali and was presented to the guest. Substance of peporosan also has meaning. Fame or lime represents Dewa Shiva, betel as Dewa Vhisnu, and gambier as Dewa Brahma.

Substance represents another god like a flat rectangle represents Catur Purusa Artha and doves symbolizing harmony site and symbol of silence uras juice or firmness of mind. So it is a form of offerings to God in its manifestation as the Tri Murti. Hindu  people begged for the grace to be able to achieve goals of Catur Purusa Artha safely. While various kinds of flowers that adorned the symbol meaning purity of heart and symbol of affection. In fact, the main core offerings are all the else. Therefore, Hindu prayers would not be complete without the means of these offerings.

Thus the significance of one facility in the Hindu prayers at Tanah Lot is canang. With these offerings Hindus will feel easy to approach with God the creator of the universe.