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Balinese Culture Article. Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, and performing arts. Balinese percussion orchestra music, known as gamelan, is highly developed and varied. Balinese performing arts often portray stories from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana but with heavy Balinese influence. Famous Balinese dances include pendet, legong, baris, topeng, barong, gong keybar, and kecak (the monkey dance). Bali boasts one of the most diverse and innovative performing arts cultures in the world, with paid performances at thousands of temple festivals, private ceremonies, or public shows. -Wikipedia-

Pandan War Ceremony

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Pandan is a war ceremony performed offering ceremony in honor of Lord Indra (the god of war) and the ancestors. Pandan war called mekare-kare. This ritual ceremony is held each year the month of June in the village of Tenganan, which is located at 70 km east of Denpasar Bali approximately 70 minutes using a motor vehicle, enter one of the village is an old village in Bali, Bali Aga village is called. Location of this village surrounded by hills, while the shape of his own village like a fortress worthy of only having four entrances to the system of care, so much easier to know who is coming and going from the village.

 

"Mouse Ngaben" Ceremony - Traditional Agrarian Culture

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"Mouse Ngaben" ceremony is one of the traditions of an agrarian culture that has been done by the people of Bali for generations since the time. Culture originates in the mystical realm where animism, dynamism, and culture gave birth to mixed Hindu rituals, art, social order, order values, and other cultural elements. Ngaben mouse do when the plague mouse attacking rice fields of farmers. Ngaben mouse ceremony can be called Marataka Mrana Tikur. As time passed and the land of diminishing returns. Ngaben mouse  remains can be seen in the village of Cemagi, Mengwi, Badung and Tabanan regency Bedha traditional village of Bali until now.

 

Sudhi Wadhani Ceremony

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Sudhi Wadhani ceremony is a ritual of affirmation / validation and the promise of someone who had previously not Hindus become Hindus are in the underlying sincerity without coercion. Sudhi word consists of two words Wadhani Sudhi and Wadhani. Sudhi derived from Sanskrit, which has the sense of purification or dedication, while Wadani have a sense of many words or much to say, if the combined meaning of the word suddhi and wadani it means by the words of purification.

   

Pasupati Ceremony

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Pasupati meaningful worship ceremony to invoke blessings Hyang Widhi (Sang Hyang Pasupati) to be able to turn and give the magical power of certain objects to be sacred. In the belief of Hindus in Bali, ceremonies and rites of Pasupati is the god Yadnya. According to Hindu belief in Bali, all things were created by Hyang Widhi (Almighty God) has a soul, including that created or made by man is also believed to have souls, by holding a ceremony this Pasupati Hindus in Bali appeal presented to the Creator in order to deliver the magic power of the sacred objects and cultural values ​​which have a noble to the safety and welfare of human beings. Usually objects are in upacarakan among others kris, barong, Rangda and others.

 

War Ceremony Ketupat

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War Ceremony Ketupat often called Aci Pengangon Rah ceremony is meaningful form of expression of gratitude to Sang Hyang Widhi, the crops, to avoid drought, as well as prayer to invoke the safety and welfare of mankind. War Ketupat ceremony was held in the village of Ships, Badung regency approximately approximately 20 minutes from the capital city of Denpasar Bali. War Ketupat ceremony is one of cultural traditions in Balinese Hindus are quite unique and is a heritage that is still being carried from generation to generation from generation to generation until today. War Ketupat ceremony was first held approximately the 13th century BC and was celebrated once a year at this time.

   

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