December 18, 2010

Temples on the day of Kuningan


Today was Kuningan, the last day of the Galungan festival which span a period of ten days and occur every 210 days in the Balinese calendar year (the Pawukon). It is a time celebrating the victory of Dharma over Adharma (or good over evil). During that time the gods and the spirits of the ancestors return to earth and rest in the family temples. All the temples are dressed and decorated with offerings to honor gods and ancestors.

It is a time of great celebration when families reunite to honor the gods and their family's ancestors (and have fun too). Kuningan mark the day where the gods and the spirits return to heaven and everyone has been busy to prepare offerings for this occasion. This morning, we woke up early to decorate our temples and pray.

 Then, we went to visit the Mother temple of Komang's family (the Ibu temple) and the Pemagsan.

These temples are very old and have beautiful carvings and delightful little statues.

On our way home, we first stopped at Komang's uncle and prayed.

1 comment:

  1. I have been to Bali. It is so beautiful and spiritual. I hope to visit again.

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