The tradition of siat tipat (rice patty war), a ritual expression of gratitude for the endowments of the Creator is still carried out by both the community Kapal village, as well as the community of Padang Luwih, Dalung. The tipat war that six customary hamlets take part in is concentrated at the Puseh and Desa Temple on Jalan Raya Padang Luwih, on Monday (Sep. 28).
According to the Chief of Padang Luwih customary village, I Gusti Ketut Suparta, the annual tradition takes place in front of the Desa Temple and is organized as an expression of the gratitude of local people for the abundant harvest yields. The tradition held every full moon of the fourth month of the Balinese calendar (September) involves at hundreds of households.
Bhadawang Nala is a symbol of dynamic movement of life on earth made based on the function and ornamental style of padmasana shrine. It is illustrated as giant turtle wounded by a dragon. By and large, it is made as pedestal of bade tower in the cremation ceremony.
Agate is a mineral or rock that is formed naturally from geological processes whose elements consist of one or several chemical components. Agate is made from crystallized mineral substances in a very long period of time. After that, this crystal changes into agate. In general there are several types of agate found in Indonesia, namely the ruby red agate, amethyst agate, jade, amber agate, diamond, black onyx and emerald.
Timbrah has been gaining popularity through social-media platforms. One of the fantastic rituals held in this village is the Ngusaba Guling, consists of presenting hundreds of suckling pigs as offerings. This ritual has drawn the attention of travellers and photographers for obvious reasons. Pictures taken by some of the photographers have been circulating in social media, print media, locally nationally and internationally.
Paluang Temple in Nusa Penida, Klungkung, has a unique feature. Two of the shrines in the temple are shaped like cars, one a VW Beetle, the other a JEEP. Paluang Temple's priest, Jro Mangku Sutawan, said that he does not know the exact history of the Paluang Temple but added that local residents believe that Ida Ratu Gede Sakti Hyang Mame dwells in the temple with the four-wheeled car-like vehicles. Moreover, every piodalan or temple anniversary, some of the supporting devotees fall into trance and request a car-shaped shrine to be made.
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