Regent of Tabanan Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti invited all levels of society to make the theme of the 38th Bali Arts Festival (BAF) of the Tabanan district level Karang Awak as the motivation and spirit to love the region and the homeland. This was conveyed when officially opening the 38th BAF Tabanan at the Ketut Maria Cultural Hall, Saturday (Jun. 4).
Two of Karangasem’s distinctive cultural traditions; Terteran and Gebug Ende (fire dance and rain dance) will soon be named as official cultural heritages. After the administrative requirements were met, the Ministry of Education and Culture assured that they qualified as cultural heritages. The next step in the process is to have a team from the central government verify these cultural heritage traditions.
Tirta Sudamala Temple is located in Sedit hamlet, Bebalang, Bangli. This temple is already well known by Balinese people who often visit the temple om the full moon, the new moon as well as major holidays such as Banyupinaruh. There are twelve water spouts that are used by worshippers to purify themselves with the temple water.
The old men indeed remain energetic. Although having been old, their capability of performing art stays high. Just have a look at their action at Puputan Badung (IGN Made Agung) Square on the recent full moon! Coalesced into the Werdha Shanti elderly gamelan troupe they featured Ramayana performance. The show immediately received a warm appreciation from the audience.
The story of Men Brayut tells of the extraordinary strength of character of a Balinese woman by this name. This story has become part of Balinese folklore and is often told as a bedtime story. It is a symbolic tale of how strong Balinese women are in carrying out the tasks of their daily lives. Having a strong work ethic, patience, honesty, care, and a sense of camaraderie and ability to remain steadfast in facing problems are qualities that are highlighted in this ancient tale.
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