|"Ngumpulan Wewalungan" and Making "Penjor" as Part of Tanah Lot Temple Ceremony|
Nowadays, at Tanah Lot Temple, there are activity that is collecting wewalungan as part of Tanah Lot ceremony on Pebruary 6th, 2008. Wewalungan is all kind of equipment which will used for ceremony like duck, chicken, goose, bebantenan and any other. After collected, all of that wewalungan must sacrifises first before used for "banten caru" for ceremony. Caru is devoting to the demon or bhuta kala, usually the form are with five chicken with a different color. The function of this offerings is so that the demon not disturb activities during the ceremony until finish.
Besides collecting wewalungan activity, there is another activity that is making "penjor". Penjor is one important Balinese religion instrument at the ceremonial occasion usually stood on the home ground often on the roadside and decorated in young coconut leaves. A Penjor is offering in the form of decorated bamboo pole whose gracefully curving upper end is said to resemble both the tail of the barong, symbol of goodness, and the peak of the sacred mountain, Mount Agung. Penjor will put down in some place at Tanah Lot Temple there are, at first arch when entered Tanah Lot Temple area (close with Penyawang Temple), at Beji or source of holy water, at Penyawang Temple, and at Tanah Lot Temple it self.
Although at now at Tanah Lot Temple still doing preparation for ceremony next two days, but many pemedek or prayer already coming to Tanah Lot Temple to do pray. Most of them are from outside Tabanan regency. They come early before temple anniversary day because they want to pray with silent and calm atmosphere. Because, at temple anniversary day, usually many hindus people pray so that prayer must milling around to pray.