CULTURAL BALI

Night of Shiva – SIWARATRI

Night of Shiva – SIWARATRI

Not everyone believes that sins can be diminished or removed, but those who do consider Shivaratri a night of redemption. Maha Shivratri (the 'Great Night of Shiva') is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is also known as...

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The Royal Palace in Singaraja

The Royal Palace in Singaraja

The Royal Palace of Singaraja, often referred to as the Puri Agung or Puri Gede, was built by Raja Ki Gusti Anglurah Pandji Sakti on March 30th, 1604. This became the beginning of the Kingdom of Buleleng. It is without any political power nowadays, the Royal Family...

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Bali Mecaru Blessing Ceremony

Bali Mecaru Blessing Ceremony

A blessing ceremony is held for special events like a new House, Shop,gallery, or other businesses. It will be lead by a priest and it will be divided into two parts. The first will heal "mecaru". This ceremony is dedicated to the God as a ruler of spirits. Mecaru...

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Nyepi Day Rituals

Nyepi Day Rituals

Nyepi is a balinese “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year). The main restrictions during this period are no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low); no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no traveling; and for some, no talking...

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Moon Ceremonies

Moon Ceremonies

FULL MOON - PURNAMA SASIH SADHA (which has particular importance to the Balinese Hindus) ceremonies  are held throughout the Hindu temples all across Bali. The Balinese that adhere to the Hindu Dharma religion will take offerings of food, fruit and flowers to the...

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