Just like a bride, a total of 50 buggies were beautifully and gorgeously embellished. The quadruped was given various unique trinkets and accessories so that they looked different. They were starting from the ornament made from young coconut leaf to Balinese ornaments so that they were very elegant and sweet.
It was the competition of creative and decorative buggy to enliven the 227th anniversary of Denpasar City at the Puputan Badung or I Gusti Ngurah Made Agung Square, Sunday (Feb. 22). The competition released by the Head of Denpasar Transportation Agency, I Gede Astika, was thronged by myriad people enthusiastically wishing to watch the competition. (BTN/015)
As an expression of devotion and gratitude to God who has been bestowed welfare for universe, especially the fertility of plants at subak area, people organized a ceremony known as ngebek widhi at Penataran Pucak Mangu Temple, Tinggan village, Petang subdistrict, Tuesday (Feb 3). This ceremony was regularly held once a year coinciding with full moon in February. Other than attended by pilgrims from local village, it was also attended by Deputy Regent of Badung, I Made Sudiana, with Regional Secretary of Badung government, Kompyang R. Swandika and others.
Double Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak organized melaspas or inauguration ceremony on full moon, Monday (Feb 2). The ceremony taking place at the local hotel was attended by the owner Made Wiranatha and family, General Manager, Corporate Management, the entire hotel staff and invitees.
Peak of the ceremony held on the second day was officiated over by Ida Pedanda Gde Made Jelantik Karang from Griya Budakeling, Karangasem. On the same day, it was also held the ceremony of rishi gana, mendem pedagingan, ngenteg linggih and padudusan agung. Corporate Sales & Public Relations of Double Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak, Dayu Basmiari, revealed the purpose of the ceremony was to purify the shrines and hotel buildings. “This hotel has been in operation for seven months in which currently the buildings and shrines have been totally accomplished,” she said on the sidelines of the event.
Other than inhabited by population of monkeys and flying foxes, the Alas Kedaton tourist attraction also has a temple established around the 1800s. It is called the Dalem Kahyangan Kedaton Temple with a variety of uniqueness. One of them is the ngerebeg tradition always organized in the peak of the piodalan or temple anniversary falling on Anggara Kasih Medangsia.
Procession of the temple anniversary at the Dalem Kahyangan Kedaton may not last more than one day. It is a hereditary belief held by the supporting devotees. After the worship activity is ended before the sunset, the ngerebeg activity is commenced. This tradition is highly anticipated by residents, especially children.
Gelungan is a headdress for dancers in Bali. In addition to support the beauty of the dance costumes, it also has a function to distinguish the character of the existing dance. Indeed, not all the Balinese dancer wears gelungan. Commonly it is worn by the figures of king, queen, governor and others.
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