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During Penyajaan Galungan special cakes (generally referred to as jaja) are prepared which will be used for the Galungan offerings. Penyajaan is derived from the High Balinese word jaya which means 'glorious, victorious'. Galungan means 'to make war, to fight'. In combination Penyajaan Galungan therefore means, 'to be victorious in the war' (against adharma).

In a symbolic sense Penyajaan Galungan is the time that the Balinese Hindu's should be 'glorious and victorious' in respect with their inner struggle against adharma so they will be safe for the second symbolic temptation of the Kala-tiganing Galungan (or Sang Kala Tiga) who descends this day to earth as Sang Bhuta Dungulan. Penyajaan Galungan takes place two days before Galungan Day at Soma Pon, the Monday of the 11th week of the Balinese Pawukon Calendar, Dunggulan.

 

 
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