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Ogoh Ogoh Bali

Ogoh Ogoh Bali on Nyepi day 

Bali is very thick with cultural nuances that makes the island paradise is becoming one of the world’s tourist destination.

OGOH OGOH BALI …. what is that.

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Ogoh Ogoh Bali, If you vacation in Bali on March exatly on this year is on March 11th, 2013, May be you can see about this tradition, and you can see the Ogoh Ogoh bali parade in almost all the village in Bali with Bali Driver

Ogoh Ogoh bali “is a masterpiece sculpture depicting Balinese culture personality” Bhuta Kala “and has become an icon in the tradition of ritual that is very important in the welcome Nyepi Day or New Year Saka. Entire Hindu Dharma will be happy to welcome the new year with procession paraded “ogoh-ogoh” that coincided with an idea of what has happened and has been done so far. At the time “Pangrupukan” or a day before Nyepi (Silent day), the events and the procession every year is the same on each Banjar (smaller then village) Bali will compete in terms of making “ogoh-ogoh” as interesting as possible. When making more artistic merit, complicated, and more recently, the “ogoh-ogoh” that is expected to raise the dignity of Banjar made.

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The main function “ogoh-ogoh” Bhuta Kala is a representation made before the celebration of Nyepi (Silent) Day , where “ogoh-ogoh” will be paraded around the rollicking banjar or village at dusk the day before Nyepi (Pangrupukan). According to scholars and practitioners of Hindu Dharma, this procession symbolizes the conviction of the power of human beings and the universe a mighty powerful. That power includes the power “Bhuana Agung” (the Earth) and “Bhuana Alit” (human). In view of philosophy (tattwa), it can deliver power in the universe of living things, especially humans can achieve happiness or destruction. It all depends on the intention noble man, as a creature of God’s most noble in keeping himself and the rest of the world. We are info bali driver will be pleasure if you use our service to accompany you and your Family or friends to see this parade.

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In the teachings of Hindu Dharma, Bhuta Kala symbolizes the power of the universe (bhu) and time (kala) the immeasurable and undeniable. In the embodiment of the statue in question, “Bhuta Kala” was described as being a big scary and generally a giant form (rakshasa). Giant meat-eating is the nation’s human or sometimes as a nation of cannibals and described in “Yakshagana”, a popular art of “Karnataka”. According to Hindu mythology and Buddhist states, the word “rakshasa” has the meaning of “cruelty”, which is the opposite of the word “Raksha” means “peace”. But not all have such cruel giants, such Wibisana, Hiranyaksa, and Hiranyakasipu, who got the blessing of the gods because they worship the god Brahma. According to the Ramayana book outlines, the giant was created from the feet of Brahma. Meanwhile, according to another story, they are derived from a figure Pulastya, Khasa, Nirriti, and Nirrita.

 

In the presence of the procession “Ogoh-Ogoh” which has become a tradition that adds to the appeal is both foreign tourists and the archipelago. Because in addition has a beautiful tourist spots, Bali also has a rich culture which is the mainstay of tourism. Feeling incomplete when tourists visit not see the procession “Ogoh-Ogoh” to welcome Nyepi Day or Bali New Year

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Rejang Dewa Dance

BALINESE SACRED DANCE

In Lontar (holy book) “Usana Bali” it is mentioned that the Rejang is symbol of Widyadari or an angel come down to earth at the time of Lord leads of melasti or God ceremony.

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Rejang Dewa Dance is basically dance on offer to the Gods ruling nine cardinal directions (Dewa Nawa Sanga) or can also be regarded as a welcome dance for the Gods. Dancers who dance it must be women who have not had my period. therefore generally that this dance is children of primary school age.

Dance movements are quite simple, first nine dancers to march, while playing the scarf, then a circle resembling nine winds, and marched around the temple area clockwise three times.

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The Rejang Dance ( Balinese sacred dance ) is a collective women’s dance. It is a sacrificial dance in which symbol the offerings to the God are the dancers themselves. The Rejang dancers must be girls who are still pure, often even little girls six years of age.

The dancers are led by a Pemangku (temple-priest) who dances foremost. Behind him is a row of Rejang dancers, holding a piece of thread which is held by the Pemangku and passed on backwards. Sometimes they use fans, sometimes not. The rhythm of the Rejang Dance is very slow and the movements so simply that any girl can dance then.

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Bali Festival and Celebration

an experience not to be missed………………..

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In Bali there is festival every day. The Balinese year is 210 days long and divided into six months of 35 days and 30 weeks. Most festival adheres to this calendar, so it is worth getting hold of one to know when things are happening.If you establish a good relationship with your hotel or villa staff or local Balinese people, they may invite you to their family home in their village, so you can see the true of Balinese activities festival. And this can be a wonderful experience as you will be treated almost like royalty.Below are some of the Bali main festival :

  • Odalan, The birthday of a temple, this is a big occasion when the villagers make elaborate offerings which women pile on their heads. There are thousands of temples in Bali so there is an odalan somewhere almost every day of the year. The Bali Calendar usually notices where and when.
  • Galungan and Kuningan day. Galungan is a very special day when the deities come down to Earth, Galungan means “When the Dharma is winning.” During this holiday the Balinese gods visit the Earth and leave on Kuningan. Occurring once in every 210 days in the
    pawukon (Balinese cycle of days), Galungan marks the beginning of the most important recurring religious ceremony that is celebrated by all Balinese. During the Galungan period the deified ancestors of the family descend to their former homes. They must be suitably entertained and welcomed, and prayers and offerings must be made for them. Those families who have ancestors that have not yet been cremated, but are still buried in the village cemetery, must make offerings at the graves. and  every village in Bali is adorned with “PENJOR”, tall bamboo poles decorated with coconut leaves, ribbons and other materials and curving at the top to represent the sacred mountain Gunung Agung. Ten days after Galungan comes Kuningan which is when the deities return to heaven. The penjor remain in place for a further 35 days.
  • Ngaben. These cremation ceremonies can occur any time and guests are welcome to attend. For a people who believe in reincarnation, death is not a sad occasion but is celebrated with colour, music and dance. The soul is not considered to be liberated until the body has been burnt. A cremation for  a high caste person can be expensive; for poor people, is often necessary bo bury the body and exhume I later when funds are available for a cremation ceremony, often together with a number of other exhumed bodies. Infobalidriver offer information about trips to cremations and it is an experience not to be missed. Don’t afraid to take photographs; there will be no objections but it is probably best to wear Balinese costume.
  •  Nyepi day. The day of silent when no one is allowed to leave their home or to have any lights. Even Ngurah Rai airport is closed.
  • Melasti; This is when a banjar (local community) takes various items from its temple to the beach  or a ritual cleansing. It is believed that the deities of the banjar make contact with the deity of the sea, Dewa Baruna, amid gamelan music and socializing.
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