Coinciding with Ngembak Geni, Tuesday (Apr 1), Regent of Badung AA Gde Agung attended the restoration of sanctified effigies in the Pucak Manik Temple, Petang customary village, Petang subdistrict. Regent Gde Agung with Ida Pedanda Gede Kemenuh and Mangku Gede of the Pucak Mangu Temple renovated the effigies of Ratu Gede and Ratu Niang Dalam Lingsir. The restoration ceremony was also attended by the Chairman of the Badung House I Nyoman Giri Prasta, Petang subdistrict head, Petang Police Chief, Petang headman and supporting pilgrims of the Pucak Manik Petang Temple.
To spiritually anticipate the occurrence of natural disasters in the Badung region, the Badung government was organizing Pemahayu Jagat ritual simultaneously in three temples such as the Penataran Pucak Mangu, Uluwatu and Linga Bhuwana Temple, Monday (Mar 17). This Pemahayu Jagat was to invoke safety and establish natural harmony considering the Badung region was highly vulnerable to natural disasters. Besides, it was also meant to plead in order the implementation of general election on April 9, 2014 could run safely, smoothly and successfully. The ritual in the Penataran Pucak Mangu, Petang, was attended by the Regent of Badung AA Gde Agung accompanied by Mrs. Ratna Gde Agung with leadership of the regional working units in the Badung government. On that occasion, the Regent of Badung AA Gde Agung said prayers along with the leadership to invoke safety of nature and its contents and for the smooth implementation of general election.
Hindu community in Bali celebrates Nyepi (Day of Silence) on March 31, 2014. Nyepi is a holy day celebrated every first date of the tenth month in Balinese lunar calendar or once a year (354 days). One day after new moon of the ninth month (Mar 30) is the end of Caka Year. Furthermore, after the new moon (Mar 31) is the Caka New Year or known as Nyepi. Celebration of Nyepi begins with melis, mekiyis or melasti procession usually carried out three days before the Nyepi. Destinations of this activity are the sources of water such as the sea, rivers, lakes and other springs considered to have sanctity.
Hindus in traditional dress visited Tanah Lot Temple when Purnama Kapat or more known as forth full moon, Saturday (Oct 19, 2013). At that moment, many Hindus who came from various regions in Bali such as Tabanan, Gianyar, Badung, Denpasar and others prayed in some temples. For example Batu Bolong Temple, Pakendungan Temple and so the main temple in Tanah Lot Area.
Ngayah or devotional work poses one of the ways undertaken by the management of Tanah Lot tourist attraction to maintain the area. Aside from making continuous arrangement, ranging from the parks, sidewalks, wantilan hall, traders as well as the parking area, the spiritual activity in the form of doing devotional work in temples also becomes a way to create a better neighborhood.
On Tuesday (Oct 1), the entire Operations Management staff of the Tanah Lot tourist attraction did devotional works in the local Padma shrine. A variety of cultural activities were implemented such as making temporary platform, installing shrine paraphernalia, making penjor and clean-up in the temple area.
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