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Galungan Tradition in Bali

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The day of Galungan, celebrated by Hindu in every 210 days, using the calculation of the Balinese calendar in Buddha Kliwon Dungulan (Rabu Kliwon wuku Dungulan) as the day of victory of Dharma (righteousness) against Adharma (evil).  The Series of the Galungan
Tumpek Wariga
Saniscara (Saturday) Kliwon wuku Wariga is called Tumpek Wariga or Tumpek Bubuh or Tumpek Pengatag or Tumpek Pengarah in 25 days before Galungan. In Tumpek Wariga, Ista Dewata who we worshipped called Sang Hyang Sangkara as the God of prosperity and safety of herbs. People will celebrate it with giving some offerings ….in many colors, such as:

Bubuh Putih (white) for tubers

Bubuh Bang (red) for fields

Bubuh Gadang (green) for trees breeds generative

Bubuh Kuning (yellow) for trees breeds vegetative

In Tumpek Wariga, people will spread the holy water (tirta) to all of the trees that got from temple and also with the offerings. Once that is done, then the owner of the tree will read some mantras for the tree hoping t…

The Kingdom in Mengwi, Taman Ayun Temple

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Why it called Taman Ayun Temple?

Taman Ayun Temple already existed since 1634M. Be named Pura Taman Ahyun, taken from word “Taman” means garden dan “Ahyun” from word “Hyun” means wish. So Taman Ayun Temple means a temple that built in a garden surrounded by pools that can make your wish come true. But the meaning of Ayun is little bit different from Hyun. Word “Ayun” means beautiful. So Taman Ayun means a garden that really beautiful. 
The development history of Taman Ayun Temple. Taman Ayun Temple was built in 7th era, exactly started from 1632. And finished in 1634 by the king of Mengwi Kingdom, I Gusti Agung Putu, which have known as Mangapura Kingdom. Under the construction of Taman Ayun Temple, the king was helped by a Chinese architect from Banyuwangi named Ing Khang Ghoew, also often called I Kaco, means the partner of the king. Taman Ayun Temple is a Family Temple for Mengwi Kingdom. At first, this temple built because at that time the distance of the temple was too far to rea…

Things you Should Know About Tanah Lot Temple

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Tanah Lot Temple located in Braban Village, Kediri, Tabanan Regency. It is about 1 hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport and about 45 minutes from Kuta. In there, you will see an amazing temple above a big rock in the middle of the sea. Why the temple is really beautiful? Because when the tide come, the temple will be surrounded by the sea water, look like a small island. Many visitors come here to see the beautiful scene especially the sunset. 
Legend said, the temple was founded by a Brahmin who was hunting from Java Island. His name is Danghyang Nirartha, who has succeeded to reassure the people in Bali and become Hindu. He was also succeed in building Sad Khayangan in about 16th era. At that time, the commander of Tanah Lot named Bendesa Beraben felt envy because Danghyang Nirartha could make his followers left him and turned to follow Nirartha. After that, Bendesa Beraben ordered Nirartha to go from Tanah Lot. But, before Nirartha left Tanah Lot, he moved a huge rock, placed…