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September 2015 Highlights in Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail

tipeSeptember 2, Budha Cemeng Merakih, or Budha Wage is a reocccuring auspicious day for meditation and cleansing the mind of negativity. At this day, which is also known as the day of Sang Hyang Mankik Galih who descended as Sang Hyang Ongkara Mreta to the physical world, the Balinese Hindus pray to Dewa Sang Hyang Sri Nini for prosperity and protection with special offerings. The intended cleansing of the mind starts with a special ceremony called metirtha gocara which is performed with a canang offering and wangi-wangian, sweet smelling incense and flowers at the sangga of the family temple and the plankiran (wall temple) of the bedroom.

Budha Wage in Tanah Lot Temple PDF Print E-mail
rainanToday in the morning there are many women seen wearing traditional Balinese dress and bring offerings to the temple Tanah Lot. They are Hindus who "ngerainin" to the Tanah Lot temple. Today is culture rainan buda wage (Wednesday) that for Hindus around Tanah Lot is one of the holy day. If ngerainin held once every 35 days, the temple ceremony or feast day is celebrated in this temple every 210 day or once in six months, the same as pretending to others.

Ngerainin ceremony was attended by the pengemong of the temple or local people of Beraban village. Pengemong addition, it also ngerainin followed by the shopkeepers in the art market Tanah Lot. They begged a blessing to God that their goods can be sold. Usually ngerainin ceremony was held at low tide.


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