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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Bali CEREMONY

INTRODUCTION TO CEREMONIES OF BALI

One of the things that made Bali, the island of the gods, famous are its many ceremonies. In whatever period of the year you visit Bali, you will always have enough opportunities to witness religious ceremonies- at the temples, at house compounds, and even on the streets.

INDEX OF CEREMONIES

The ceremony index will give you an overview of the calendar defined ceremonies of Bali in alphabetical order. Here you can click on the ceremony names to read a detailed description of the ceremonies.

CLASSIFICATION

The Hindu ceremonies, which are generally referred to as Upacara, are grouped in four specific 'Yadnya' classes (Catur Yadnya),

Bhuta Yadnya, performed for entities that are considered to be lower than mankind. > read more on bhuta yadnya ceremonies

Manusa Yadnya, performed for people. These are also known as the 'rites of passage'. > read more on manusa yadnya ceremonies
Pitra Yadnya, performed for the spirits of ancestors.
> read more on pitra yadnya ceremonies
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Dewa Yadnya, performed for entities that are considered to be higher than mankind, such as the dewa/dewi (manifestations of God). > read more on dewa yadnya ceremonies

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