Coinciding with Ngembak Geni, Tuesday (Apr 1), Regent of Badung AA Gde Agung attended the restoration of sanctified effigies in the Pucak Manik Temple, Petang customary village, Petang subdistrict. Regent Gde Agung with Ida Pedanda Gede Kemenuh and Mangku Gede of the Pucak Mangu Temple renovated the effigies of Ratu Gede and Ratu Niang Dalam Lingsir. The restoration ceremony was also attended by the Chairman of the Badung House I Nyoman Giri Prasta, Petang subdistrict head, Petang Police Chief, Petang headman and supporting pilgrims of the Pucak Manik Petang Temple.
According to Chief of Petang customary village, I Wayan Sania Winaya, accompanied by ritual committee I Gusti Ngurah Gede Sumartika the renovation ceremony of the sanctified effigies posed a series of early improvement (ngodak) of the sanctified effigies (Barong and Rangda). The repair had been agreed by supporting pilgrims of the temple. Regarding the cost of repairs, it was estimated to cost IDR 200 million sourced from donation of supporting pilgrims of the temple worth IDR 500,000 per family.
In addition, it was also obtained a fund from the temple treasury at IDR 30 million, support from the Petang headman worth IDR 100 million, grants of Badung government at IDR 50 million as well as volunteer donation from Petang customary village. Renovation of the effigies was estimated to take place for a month and on the piodalan of the Pucak Manik Temple falling on Buda (Wednesday) Umanis Julungwangi would be resumed with the mejaba jero ritual.
At that time, the Regent Gde Agung did worship with local pilgrims. Besides, he also handed over donation worth IDR 30 million and the Chairman of Badung House donated IDR 20 million. (BTN/055)
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