Nyepi and Ogoh-ogoh in Bali

When Hindus perform Tapa Brata Harmony in welcoming Saka New Year 1937

The atmosphere in the local housings during Nyepi

Bali today (Saturday, March 21) is implementing a quiet ceremony, the atmosphere was like a dead island without inhabitant, as at this time Balinese Hindu community to prohibit all activities of people, both inside and outside the home. Nyepi day from 06.00 until the next morning because of air pollution-free experience none of the vehicles passing on the highway, both in urban and rural areas.

Nyepi is a series culminating procession of a tradition and culture is so thick, which gives a very deep meaning of a lot of the meaning of life.

Nyepi tradition itself can not be separated by Ogoh-ogoh tradition, shaped sculpture which is normally presented by each Banjar (a gathering place for local residents activity) were then paraded on the night before Nyepi celebration.

Thousands Ogoh-ogoh scattered in Bali at Pengerupukan Night, Ogoh-ogoh parade has become a party of the people before Nyepi ceremony, ogoh-ogoh ranging from short to look so high that lifted and paraded on a bamboo-shaped plot.

Festive attractions before Nyepi, drums and other musical instruments, boisterous applause and admiration of the audience accompany the witness. The highlight was when Ogoh-ogoh paraded slowly and brought to each banjar, then burned.

Then the fire will soar upwards, as an expression of the expulsion of evil spirits, demons and other evil beings, the street lights turned off slowly, one by one, as a sign of the start of the Nyepi procession.

And Bali becoming much like the dead island.

(Source Kompas Travel, Ni Kdk R Riyanti /Images Ni Kdk R Riyanti – Sanur, I Qonita - Denpasar)


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