Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com
  • HOT NEWS
Art & Cultural: Ngerebong, a stabbing tradition at Kesiman Customary Village (Monday, 03 August 2015 08:03)
Art & Cultural: Egg war, a tradition to awaken Tri Kaya Parisudha concept (Saturday, 01 August 2015 02:30)
Tourist Object: Traveling While Getting Treatment at Belulang Hot Spring (Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:42)
Tourist Object: Ngoncang Art Enlivens Bulfest 2015 (Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:41)
Tourist Object: Blemantung Waterfall Waiting for You...! (Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:39)
Tourist Object: Black Sandy Soka Beach Offers Charming Panorama (Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:37)
Sport and Recreation: Waterbom Bali Never-ending Quest to Improve (Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:36)
Sport and Recreation: Beautiful Dance in Pitik Kites Festival (Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:32)
Food and Beverage: Sudang Lepet Jukut Undis (Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:28)
Food and Beverage: Barbeque at Hotel Neo Kuta - Jelantik (Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:24)
Banner
You are here: Home News & Info Art & Cultural Tanah Lot as Center of Melasti Procession for Hindu Community
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com










Tanah Lot as Center of Melasti Procession for Hindu Community

Tanah Lot as Center of Melasti Procession for Hindu CommunityFOUR days before Nyepi of the Caka Year 1935, the Tanah Lot tourist attraction is full of cultural attractions. Hindu communities from different areas, especially in Tabanan, performed Melasti procession on the beach. Melasti is the purification ritual of macrocosm and microcosm before the Caka New Year feast day.

Like a traditional fashion show, the melasti procession has been taking place on March 7 to March 10. This ritual is usually done early in the morning around 06:00 a.m. Unlike the villagers of Beraban customary village, they performed it in the afternoon at 3:00 p.m. “During that time, Tanah Lot became the center of cultural procession naturally. Travelers were very proud to see it,” said the Operations Manager of Tanah Lot Management, I Ketut Toya Adnyana.

At that time, all the pilgrims were wearing Balinese traditional white attires symbolizing purity. Men were wearing headband, fabric and yellow saput, while women were wearing fabrics and scarves. By wearing fresh floral combined with imitation flower accessories on head, those women looked gorgeous. Their steps were light as their sincerity to do devotional works or ngayah.

Pemelastian held by Beraban customary hamlet got special attention from domestic and foreign tourists. It was not only attended by the pilgrims from 44 temples existing in the area, but also included five barong effigies (Jero Gede). The procession was very beautiful when heading for Segara Kidul of Tanah Lot becoming the main destination of such ritual.

At that time, the road section leading to Tanah Lot was closed, so that visitors who happened to be at the location could not leave the object. It made them happy because they could see the attraction. Foreign and domestic tourists seemed enthusiastic about watching the procession. “We are very fortunate to witness this ritual activity,” said Herry, a domestic tourist trapped in the temporary road closure.

High spirit of doing devotional works among the Hindu society, various types of ritual paraphernalia, and the crowds of pilgrims paying homage at Tanah Lot Temple became a very beautiful moment. “I have witnessed the ritual procession here for several times, but this time is very much. To be honest, we are very lucky,” said a foreign tourist named Nicolas. (BTN/015)

Leave your comments

Guest
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
0 characters
terms and condition.
  • No comments found

Check-in date

Check-out date

Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.com
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.com
  • Peace

    Peace

    As an international tourist destination, Bali may be regarded as a miniature of societal diversity.…

    Read more...

Gallery

Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com
image
image
image
image
img
img
img
img

Facebook

Subscribe

If you want to get / keep follow of the latest information from BALI TRAVEL NEWS, please register your email via SUBSCRIBE this form.

Twitter

Find US on Mobile Apps

appstore

googleplay

appworld

windowsstore