Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com
  • HOT NEWS
Tourist Object: The Pala, Villa Rose and Villa Marie (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:45)
People: Tia Hanafiah (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:39)
People: Ni Wayan Yumeri Never Leaves Local Culture (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:37)
People: Made Herry Erika Sedana (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:34)
People: I Wayan Wira Astana (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:30)
People: I Komang Aryana (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:26)
Gallery: Japanese Artists Proudly Present Balinese Dance at BAF (Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:50)
Gallery: Bali Collection Fashion Festival: Promote Local Products (Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:48)
Food and Beverage: Wine Tasting at Masé Restaurant & Wine Bar (Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:47)
Food and Beverage: Ongol–Ongol Snack (Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:46)
Banner
You are here: Home News & Info Tourist Object Rituals for Alas Kedaton Dwellers










Rituals for Alas Kedaton Dwellers

The way of maintaining the beauty of Alas Kedaton Tourist Attraction (OWAK) is adequately unique. Village Community of Kukuh, Marga - Tabanan as the operator of the natural attraction organizes various rituals in an effort to maintain the balance of nature. “Every rerahinan (holy days in Bali), our community always deliver some offerings at OWAK. Even, the ritual activity is performed almost every day as a form of natural preservation,” said the Operation Head of the Alas Kedaton Management, Rai Saptaadi, at the object some time ago.

Saptaadi Rai said the most grandiose ritual was held in the Dalem Temple right on the piodalan or temple anniversary of the Alas Kedaton Temple falling every six months (210 days) exactly on Anggarakasih Wuku Medangsia or ten days after the Kuningan feast (Tuesday, February 21, 2012). The ceremony was intended to maintain the balance of nature and to become a gratitude to God as the Creator of nature along with the contents.

In addition, a special ceremony for the forest-dwelling animals such as monkeys, flying foxes and other animals were also held every 210 days. The ceremony was held on the feast of Tumpek Kandang (Saturday, April 21, 2012). Meanwhile, special ritual for the plants was organized on Tumpek Uye/Uduh (Saturday, January 7, 2012). “The ceremony is only performed by the management staff. Conversely, the ceremony in the Dalem Khayangan Kedaton Temple will be involving all communities of Kukuh customary village,” he said.

Every full moon or black moon coming every 15 days, the community of Kukuh also held a ceremony and so did small ceremony like on Keliwon coming every five days. However, the ceremonies were categorized to be quite small as an expression of gratitude for the opportunity to live and earn a living. “In day-to-day life, the people of Kukuh also hold a small ritual. But, it is only carried out by the people who earn a fortune at OWAK,” he continued.

Nevertheless, the efforts to maintain the OWAK were also made, namely by providing health assurance for the monkeys. In addition to feeding on a regular basis, his party also worked closely with the Tabanan Livestock and Tabanan Health Agency as well as the Health Service Division of the Udayana University, Denpasar. Medical checkup for the monkey was not routinely performed, but it would be promptly done in case of the transmission of plague such as rabies, bird flu and so forth.

“Reforestation or expansion was only done once a long time ago. Therefore, the greening is necessary to be held again,” he observed. In the forest habitat, there were approximately 60 species of plant. Among others, there were rosewood, santol, ficus, teak, coconut, mahogany and white leadtree.

According to Rai Saptaadi, the present area of the OWAK totally reached 12.5 hectares consisting of 6.5 hectares of the forest, while the remaining area belonged to the temple, parking lot, parks and the office. In the meantime, the kiosk complexes of private property remained to get supervision from the management of the tourist object. (BTN/015)

Leave your comments

Guest
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
0 characters
terms and condition.
  • No comments found
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.com
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.com
  • New Hope

    New Hope

    Presidential election has drawn to an end. Now, this country has a new president. With…

    Read more...

Gallery

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

Comment

currently it looks bad, no maintenance for all sites , horrible
AlexSmith
That is very good comment you shared.Thank you so much that for you shared those things with us.I am wishing you to carry on with ur achievements.All the best
Now rafting only USD 35/person. Book now, promotion only until 31 August 2014.
Now Rafting only USD 35/person, please contact us soon.
It is a nice place, i have ever visited Tanahlot for many times. We have other program as well like rafting now only USD 35/person promotion until 31 August, 2014.

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