Various types of kris dagger jazzed up the Kris Carnival on the Celebration of Tumpek Landep, Monday (May 11). The artistic and spiritual activity was attended by hundreds of participants consisting of the archipelagic association of kris lovers, community leaders, customary security guard, employees of the Denpasar Municipality and the general public. The event was opened by Deputy Mayor of Denpasar, IGN Jaya Negara, in front of the Bali Museum marked with a dagger retraction.
People in Tanah Lot area are very open to sharing their unique cultural heritage and the spiritual wisdom they have nurtured over centuries. Visitors to Tanah Lot will be warmly welcomed to most temples and ceremonies. There are, however, certain codes of conduct that visitors should follow to offer respect for the Balinese and their culture. When attending a Tanah Lot Temple ceremony, remember that it is not a party but a celebration to welcome the gods down to earth.
If you are a spiritualist, try to make a visit to Dedari Temple. It is very unique and different from the others temple. It is situated at Lebah hamlet, Bedulu village, Blahbatuh subdistrict, Gianyar, or approximately 20 km from the city of Denpasar. It has very cool atmosphere because perching on a cliff top of Petanu River.
Boreh is a kind of Balinese herbal scrub known to the people of Bali and poses a heritage from ancient times. It is often made for scrubs that is applied on certain parts of the body and then let it dry. After that, the drying layer is cleansed.
Although today is no longer the royal era, many people still collect kris dagger. Its function is clear and no longer as it used to. It is no longer a symbol of social status or weapon to defend one’s self or fight in the war, but tends to become a symbol of cultural property, religion or may become an investment. It is not surprising if the prominence of dagger is now rising. It is certainly encouraging. After all, a kris dagger is a symbol of cultural life of the community of our ancestors. It may not be forgotten, but should be preserved.
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