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Mysterious Holy Snakes PDF Print E-mail

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Holy snake is one of legend in Tanah Lot Temple. People believe, all snakes (sea snakes) in Tanah Lot Area with white and black relief were holy snakes that guardiance the Temple from the evil or bad things. It was begin from the history of Tanah Lot Temple where Dang Hyang Nirartha do the "Yoga Semadi" in Tanah Lot area and he created snakes from his belt to protect him from bad things that created by "Bendesa Beraban" while he do Yoga Semadi. That is why people specially Beraban Villager must protect and not disturb the snakes. 

 

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Special Day : Kliwon in Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail
PurnamakelimaToday is the day consecrated by Hindus, because yesterday was kliwon day. Kliwon day is one of Balinese sacred day regarding “PANCA WARA” system (coming every 5 day), where all “BUTHAKALA” or ghosts spread out on street. Kliwon is the day that has these two influences at the same time. For that reason, Kliwon has magical power and there for is a special day in Tanah Lot.

On kliwon day extra offerings are made in the house compound, and offerings are placed at the front entrance gate on the ground. Tanah Lot people make offerings of segehan dedicated to the Bhuta Kala not to interfere. Balinese people must give them “sesaji” (dish of food offered), in order all Butha Kala or ghosts do not disturb humans being. Because this kliwon day there are two positive and negative forces that affect the earth.

 

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