Serokadan customary village, Apuan, Susut, is not only famous for its natural and pristine potential. The area adjacent to Apuan village also has a cultural heritage in the form of Candri Manik Temple and a number of the other arts remaining to survive am
Pura Luhur Besi Kalung, located in Utu Customary Village, Penebel Tabanan has the distinct feature of being home to a Linga Yoni with a chainlike necklace that gongs when struck. It is therefore assumed that the chain necklace is made of steel from which the name “Besi” (steel) comes from. It is believed that if the Linga Yoni slants to one side it foretells a national disaster.
The art of Rudat is still preserved and passed down for generations at Saren Jawa village, Budakeling, Karangasem. This art is danced at various celebrations, such as weddings and Mauludan fest. A coach of Rudat at the (MI) Nurulhidayah Islamic Elementary School from Saren Jawa, Komang Samsuhari, said that he is often invited to make performance at wedding events. According to Samsuhari, who is also a principal at the local MI, he specially trains children. In the meantime, the adult Rudat art troupe consisting of high school students is also taught by his father H. Ahmad Astari, who is also the hamlet chief of Saren Jawa.
The City of Denpasar’s Council of the Arts is preparing a presentation of “Topeng Panca” for the Mask Parade that will be part the prestigious Bali Arts Festival (PKB) that is in its 38th year. They showed themselves ready during a performance presented to the Province of Bali’s steering committee at Bali Banjar Kehen, in Kesimen Petilan Village, Denpasar last week. Denpasar Topeng Panca’ (five masks) group, Sekaa Gong Kencana Wiguna was given the go ahead to perform in the Bali Arts Festival.
Thousands of Balinese people celebrated the 2016 Festival of Colors 2016, (AKA Holi Festival) in Puputan Badung Square, on Saturday, April, 2nd. Holi Festival is an ancient Hindu festival with a lot of history. Essentially Holi is a celebration of the end of the long winter in India, the time when spring colours start to about. Apart from the thousands of Balinese people that came out to enliven the event, the festival was also attended by Head of the Bali Cultural Office Dewa Putu Beratha and Ida Pedanda Sebali Tianyar Arimbawa, diplomatic head of the Indian Society.
In order to explore, develop and preserve customary and cultural values, the Government of Badung’s Culture Agency provided training for 30 local high school students of SMAN 1 South Kuta in ancient manuscript writing between March 28th and the 30th, 2016. The traiining was official opened on Monday (Mar.28) by head of Culture Agency represented by secretary, I Made Rustan.
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Cultural parade held on Saturday (Apr. 16) in a series of the 245th anniversary of…