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Monday, 23 June 2008

Culture Balinese

Bali Culture
Bali, is famous for its scenic beauty, dynamic culture, and friendly people. Located just south of the equator, tropical Bali has a hot, wet season (November-March) and a cool, dry one (May-September). Towering volcanoes, some still active, contain large lakes which provide water for irrigating thousands of terraced rice fields, enabling up to three harvests per year.

Beliefs
The aim of Hindu Dharma is “ to reach peace of spirit and harmony in the material life”. In practicing their faith, H...

Galungan
Galungan is literally a celebration of the creation of the universe, in which the Supreme God. Creator of the univers...

Ngaben - The Cremation
Cremation of the dead (pengabenan, pelebon) is perhaps the most important, and often the most colorful, ritual of Bal...

Saraswati
A special day is devoted to Saraswati, the Goddess of learning science and literature, once a year according to the Wuku...

The Rites of Passage
The Balinese believe that the individual soul is reincarnated into many lifetimes, until through numerous struggles a...
Cycle of life
According to Hindu religious beliefs, after death, a soul passes into another body. During its tenure in the body, th...

Kuningan
Ten days after Galungan, this is the day on which the ancestors are bidden farewell with more offerings and freshly wove...

Nyepi
Balinese New Year’s day according to the Caka Calendar this is a day inactivity and silence throughout the island 24-...

The People, the Village, and Orientation
Bali is a densely populated island. Most of the population live in closely packed villages of 2.000 to 4.000 people o...

Way of life
Bali is a densely populated island. Most of the population live in closely packed villages of 2,000 to 4,000 people o...

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