Post Tagged : ritual

More Than Just A Dance: The Welcoming Ritual of Balinese Dances

Festive Season | Jul 06, 2018

So much more than just a form of art, traditional dances in Bali are a welcoming ritual, performed to mark the start of religious ceremonies or rituals that take place in the temples, to welcome the deities and ancestors that come down to the earth whenever the ceremonies take place and also to show gratitude […]

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Coming Clean: The Melukat Cleanse

Culture | Apr 24, 2018

It’s six thirty am and we are meeting at the carpark of Tirtha Empul, Bali’s most well known holy spring. This Hindu Balinese water temple in the cool highlands founded in 942 AD sees hundreds of visitors a day, coming to do a melukat or ritual cleanse. Surrounded by bathing pools and old growth trees […]

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