It sounds impossible but it’s the fact. A toddler that was initially unable to speak, after prostration and doing purificatory rite (melukat) in the Muku Telu Temple finally could do it smoothly. The voice coming out from the toddler’s mouth is like sunshine illuminating the world. Prideful, happy and thankful expression is reflected in the countenance of the people becoming His servants. The Muku Telu Temple is located at Beringkit Gadon hamlet, Kapal village, Mengwi, Badung. It is not too fancy or has no extensive area and situated on the edge of the road flanked by people’s houses and road connecting the village. In the west spread the overlay of rice fields that seems to be transformed into concrete building.
The temple and rice fields are bordered with an irrigation channel used to irrigate the local rice fields. On usual days, this temple looks deserted, just like the other isolated subak temples. However, it is only accompanied with traditional umbrellas presented by pilgrims who have recovered. The atmosphere will be different on Kajeng Kliwon (least common of three- and five-day week in Balinese calendar) where dozens of pilgrims come to invoke safety, especially those whose children, family or relatives have speech disorder.
Celebration of the 67th anniversary of Margarana all-out struggle in the Memorial Park of Marga took place solemnly, Wednesday (Nov 20). Commander of the IX/Udayana Military Regional Command, Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, was asked to lead the flower sowing accompanied by Deputy Governor Sudikerta and Deputy Chief of Bali Police Dewa Putu Anom.
Furthermore, all participants comingled with residents to lay a wreath at the tomb of I Gusti Ngurah Rai. Then, it was resumed to the tomb of other great heroes lining up neatly. Until noon, families of the fighters continued to flock to Margarana. They organized a ceremony to each family tomb.
If this policy plan will be enacted, we can get a misfortune whereas wishing to get a fortune. This issue does not only concern with the image of a destination, but also concerns with the public trust in the matter of effectiveness and governance of the government financial management. It is a reasonable concern.
I Gusti Kompyang Pujawan stated that with the donation of USD 10, it was the same as burdening our obligations as the owner of the culture to foreign travelers. Balinese people did not have a character of begging. “It must be avoided. Otherwise, we will be considered to have no self-esteem because we charge every incoming traveler with donation. Here, we must remember the karmic law and do the obligations to preserve the culture sincerely and faithfully,” he explained.
Related to the commemoration of the 15th anniversary of Bali Travel News (BTN) on December 4, 2013, it was held a small discussion at Warung 63 Bali Coffee talking about the plan of Bali Provincial Government to charge a USD 10 donation for every arrival of foreign traveler at the Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali. As planned, the fund will be earmarked for the protection of cultural heritage. The event presented the Chairman of the Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board (BPPI) of Bali Cokorde Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, Chairman of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) of Bali Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya, Chairman of Kuta Executive Club I Gusti Kade Sutawa, senior figure of Denpasar-Fukuoka Brotherhood I Gusti Kompyang Pujawan, Operations Manager of Monkey Forest Tourist Attraction I Putu Suartika as well as representative of the Indonesian Tour Guides Association (HPI) of Bali I Nyoman Yohanes. How are their comments and inputs? Here is the summary.
People believe that Petitenget Temple is inhabited by Buto Ijo spirit. The temple established to venerate the ancient sage Danghyang Dwijendra poses a Dang Khayangan temple located in the southern part of Bali, exactly at Kerobokan customary village, North Kuta subdistrict, Badung. Aside from becoming a spiritual tourist attraction, the area also poses an attraction offering white sandy beach. Temple priest Jero Mangku Nyoman Sendra said that before the temple was founded, the area was named alas tenget in Balinese language, or literally meant ‘haunted forest.’
Until now, said Sendra, there were people who did not dare to take or even cut down trees haphazardly at the location. Moreover, they wanted to enter the temple without permission. “This location is magic and haunted. People believed the existence of the temple is inhabited by the powerful Buto Ijo spirit,” he said. Approximately in 2010, said Sendra, there was a worker from the Culture and Tourism Agency cutting down a tropical almond tree in the area without permission. At that time, he suddenly fell ill and died. “Anyone wishing to cut down a tree here should ask for permission first. For example, it is carried out with presentation of pejati offering. Here, the trees that can be cut are only the old and dangerous for visitor,” he explained.
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