Special Day : Budha Kliwon Sinta in Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail

Active ImageBudha Kliwon 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 in Tanah Lot 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

After finishing this ceremony one prays for protection of the household and the world with all its creatures in order to obtain an long and healthy life. After the prayers a final ceremony called metirtha gocara is performed with canang offerings and wangi-wangian, sweet smelling incense and flowers at the sangga of the family temple and the plankiran (wall temple) of the bedroom.

Budha Cemeng occurs every 35 days when the day 'Budha' (Wednesday) of the 7-day week (Saptawara) coincidences with the day 'Wage' of the 5-day week (Pancaware) of the Balinese pawukon calendar system.