Monday, August 17, 2009

BALI - TEMPLE FESTIVALS

Bali - the island of a thousand temples. Hinduism is the main religion and temple ceremonies or "upacara"are frequent . There is a temple ceremony every day to celebrate different occasions - "adalan" to celebrate the first day when the temple was built and "pamusapati" where the spirit is invited into sacred objects like masks and amulets. Men and women wear traditional Balinese clothing and offerings are brought in cane baskets.
Cremation ceremony at "Pura Agung," or Bali's Mother Temple in Besakih.

Some of the "upacara" are accompanied by men playing musical instruments.Note the four colours of the umbrellas at the ceremony - black, yellow, white and red.

2 comments:

  1. I love seeing a completely different way of life from the one I live. This looks absolutely fascinating and the photos invite me in. Thank you for sharing this, Kestrel.

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  2. Great pictures! I like the feeling. Inspired.

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