Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Galungan is one of Bali’s major festivals celebrates the return of Balinese gods and ancestors to Bali, this is the most important feast for Balinese Hindus, commemorate the victory day of goodness (dharma) against evil (adharma).

Galungan is celebrated every 210 days and lasts for 10 days. People are attired in their finest clothes and jewels on this day and Balinese families will entertain and welcome with prayers and offerings to the Ancestors.

Every house entrance decorated by "penjor"- the tall bamboo comprise harvest items such as rice, fruits, cakes, flowers, coconuts and woven coconut palm leaves

Galungan is celebrated throughout the island. The Kuningan celebrations - marks the end of Galungan, and is believed to be the day when the spirits ascend back to heaven, are most significant at Sakenan Temple on Serangan Island, southern Denpasar.

Ngelawang is an exorcism ceremony, performed by a "barong" which involves travelling around the village in the costume of Barong Rangda and Barong Kedengkling.

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