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Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, comprising of five main islands and a multitude of smaller archipelagos, with about 17,000 islands strung acrossthe equator.
A rich history of kingdoms,… (more…)
Puri Dewa Bharata Hotel, set in landscaped tropical garden, posseses the ambience of charming traditional Balinese Village concept. Nestled in the borderland of Seminyak, Puri Dewa Bharata is close to shops, restaurants, and colorful nightlife entertainments. Located 15 minutes away from Kuta Beach and 5 minutes to legendary Double Six beach,… (more…)
Enough is enough !
Friday, October 12, 2012, the emotional atmosphere suffocating overshadowed Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park, Bali. People in tears sharing hugs. At the edge of the pond, where wreaths laid Cambodia, a mother dressed in black and veiled knees. Two hands up, say a prayer of the soul that still hurt.
Still in the same location, a (more…)
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FOR THE NEXT WEEK, PLAN AHEAD
This an intense period of ceremonial activities performed by Balinese Hindus. Some ‘disruptions’ (by Western standards) are inevitable. To the Balinese, they are not ‘disruptions’ at all, but an
integral part of Bali’s spiritual life. They are opportunities for contemplation, purification and celebration. Respect that, and consider these as an opportunity to further understand Balinese
culture. Plan ahead – and you will enjoy the coming week even more.
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 2016 – MELASTI PILGRIMAGES
The Melasti processions take place today, three days prior to the Saka New Year (Nyepi). Participants walk along roads from temples to (more…)
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What is Melasti day?
On 6 March 2016
Melasti is a Hindu Balinese purification ceremony and ritual, which according to Balinese calendar is held several days prior to the Nyepi holy day. It is observed by Hindus in Indonesia, especially in Bali. Melasti was meant as the ritual to cleanse the world from all the filth of sin and bad karma, through the symbolic act of acquiring the Tirta Amerta, “the water of life”.
Melasti ceremony is held on the edge of thebeach with the aim to purify oneself of all the bad things in the past and throw it to theocean. In Hindu belief, the source of water such as lake and sea water, are considered as the source of life = Tirta Amrita. In addition to performing prayers, during Melasti ceremony, all of sacred objects which belongs to atemple, such as pralingga or pratima of Lord Ida Sanghyang Widi Wasa, and all of sacred equipments, are being cleaned and purified.
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The only reason to keep this article in Indonesia language is because there are so many words that are better to be in their original form. As there is no translation for them. Still you can understand the content of this article.
Ciri-ciri orang melik menurut Hindu di Bali.
Kita semua terlahir kembali sebagai manusia dengan membawa energi kita sendiri masing-masing. Diantaranya adalah energi kesadaran, energi kesiddhian, energi karma, energi kebiasaan, energi kecenderungan, dsb-nya.
Salah satu istilah untuk menunjuk pada energi kelahiran kita di Bali disebut “melik”. Sebenarnya melik disebabkan karena energi kesiddhian dan energi karma kita sendiri yang kita bawa dari kehidupan sebelumnya. Umumnya orang melik di kehidupan sebelumnya melakukan (more…)
QUEUE ETIQUETTE RULES IN BALI – WAIT, THERE AREN’T ANY …
There I am, finally head of the queue at an Alfamart after patiently waiting my turn. I open my mouth to ask for whatever, and some random local guy, who has just come in, sidles in from the side, weasels his shoulder in front of mine, and starts asking the cashier for something. Her eyes swivel away from me to him.
I continue asking for what I need in a firm voice and her eyes swivel back to me. There is a hint of panic (more…)