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Galungan Day

The victory Dharma(virtue) from Adharma (evil)








Wednesday, 14 October 2009


00:00 – 12:00


Bali Island


The day commemorated as the victory day of “Dharma” (virtue) upon “Adharma” (evil) according to the old history of Bali (Purana). This day the Hindus thanks the God and feel grateful for His blessing and for the creation of the earth and its contents. This day is the day of rituals, festivities and celebrations with “Penjor” the artistically decorated bamboo-pole stuck at every house entrance, adorning the both sides of the village-roads symbolizing of prosperity.
There are several processions need to be done to celebrate Galungan Day:
>>PENYEKEBAN ( 3 days before Galungan – 11 oct 2009 )
On this day, people begin to prepare the necessities for the Galungan ceremony. They collect fruits and store them in a special place until they get ripe.
>>PENYAJAHAN (2 days before Galungan – 12 oct 2009 )
On Penyajahan day, people keep on maintaining awareness, patience and the purity of the soul in order to control the demons. Another meaning of Penyajahan is making or cooking Balinese cakes (jaja). Therefore, on this day, people have to cook various kinds of Balinese cakes for the ceremony to come.
>>PENAMPAHAN (13 oct 2009 )
This is a sacrificial day. This is the day to slaughter sacrificial animals like chickens, ducks or pigs. People cook them into various kinds of Balinese food, such as satay, soup, lawar (a special Balinese food made of meat or vegetables, mixed with coconut sauce).While the women continue to be kept busy with the preparations of the many offerings to be made at the temple on the day of Galungan,The man also make A long bamboo pole, or ‘penjor’, is made to decorate the entrance to the family compound. By late all over Bali the visitor can see these decorative poles creating a very festive atmosphere in the street.
>>GALUNGAN DAY, ( 14 oct 2009 )
On the Galungan day itself, Balinese Hindus go to temples and other holy places to pray. People are dressed in colorful Balinese costumes. They carry the offerings for their God.
>>MANIS GALUNGAN (15 oct 2009 )
On this day, Balinese Hindu communities usually visit their relatives, friends and neighbors. They forgive each other and remain together. It is also a day to relax and visit places of interest, after the long days of preparations for the celebration.galungan and kuningan holiday

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