Posts Tagged 'Hindu'

Balinese Culture Temples Caste Banjar Bali Naming Galungan

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.

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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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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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