Archive for 'Bali Culture'

Bali’s nicest and exotic beaches

Bali is a serene island which is the ultimate holiday destination. It is a region belonging to the Indonesian archipelago but stands all by itself due to its enriched culture, history and beauty. There are many people who have already flown to the exquisite Indonesian island and describe a Bali holiday as the most appropriate vacation pleasure. When reaching the island of Bali there’s nothing to worry about except thinking how to get the best of your vacation. To enjoy ...

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How the Balinese Name Their Children

Your name is very important because aside from your face, people remember and identify you by name. In addition, it also represents the voluntary choice by the parents or by a certain individual. Your folks call you using your given name. This is the reason why the naming process is crucial for the parents for their children.

Most of the names of the Balinese are Sanskrit and Hindi because the majority of them are Hindus. The way the Balinese people name ...

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Balinese Tooth Filing Ceremony

Culture is something that defines a people’s behavior, beliefs and social, ethnic or age group character traits. During the age before society’s fully embraced development and modernity, observation of cultural practices and beliefs was inevitable to all within a specified society. In this modern age however, these cultural practices have been done away with, but there are a few that still remain and attract the attention of many. The Balinese tooth filing ceremony is one of them.

Who are the Balinese?

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Temples

Bali is an island that has more than 10,000 temples and is densely inhabited. The Balinese are known to be very spiritual, and they have a belief that good spirits reside in the mountains, while evil spirits reside in the seas. For that reason, the majority of villages in Bali have 3 fundamental temples. One of the temples is Pura Puseh or Puseh Temple facing to Mount Agung which is dedicated to the founders of the village. You may find ...

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Ngaben – Bali’s Powerful Celebration

When visiting Bali, you should not miss Ngaben. It is a cremation ceremony where people will come together in a manner you’ve probably never seen anywhere else. Since the ritual requires a lot of money, you may find someone being cremated a year after his decease. The Balinese believe that we will be reborn to the community we used to live in, and they believe that they should hold a big party or celebration for the people there.

During the ceremony, ...

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Bali Nyepi Day of Silence Balinese New Year Ogoh Ogoh

Bali Nyepi Day of Silence Balinese New Year Ogoh Ogoh

The world is a global place and with varied interests and beliefs. Some of us party on December 31st in full throttle to bring in the New Year while others celebrate in silence. The Balinese New Year is called Nyepi, which is a day of silence. This custom is regarded by all citizens of the island nation to bring in the New Year. The calendar systems used by the Balinese for religious purposes is indeed much different from the Gregorian ...

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Ancient Aryan And The Brahmanism Religion

Many centuries Before Christ, the Aryans lived as shepherds and farmers north of the Himalayan Mountains. Because of three large population movements they also spread over a large part of Asia and Europe. A portion went to the West and became the ancestors of the Persians while others migrated to the south, through the plains from Afghanistan to Indonesia. In this country the immigrant population of the Aryans moved freely undisturbed while in the countries of the ancient India, other ...

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Bali Is The Island Of A Thousand Temples

The Indonesian island of Bali is very popular among tourists from all countries. The pleasant climate, friendly people and beautiful scenery are main reasons why so many people love the place however Bali also has much to offer on a cultural level. In contrary to the predominantly Muslim population of Indonesia, the largest part of the Balinese population is Hindu. Influences of this religion are found throughout the island. One of the best examples of this influence can be found ...

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Sacred Bali Tanah Lot Temple

One of the best places in Bali to see is the Tanah Lot temple in Bali, which is known for its mystical aura. Located on the beautiful fringes of Beraban, Tabanan Regency and Kediri around thirty kilometers from Denpasar, one must pay a visit to Tanah Lot temple in Bali. One of the hotspots for tourists from all across the globe, the Tanah Lot temple in Bali offers a treat to the eye especially its wonderful setting on the shore. ...

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