Monday, June 21, 2010

Tanh Lot Bali and story of holy water

 Today is one day consecrated by Hindus, because today is kliwon day. Kliwon day is one of Balinese sacred day regarding “PANCA WARA” system (coming every 5 day), where all “BUTHAKALA” or ghosts spread out on street. Kliwon is the day that has these two influences at the same time. For that reason, Kliwon has magical power and there for is a special day in Tanah Lot.
On kliwon day extra offerings are made in the house compound, and offerings are placed at the front entrance gate on the ground. Hindus make offerings of segehan dedicated to the Bhuta Kala not to interfere. Balinese people must give them “sesaji” (dish of food offered), in order all Butha Kala or ghosts do not disturb humans being. Because this kliwon day there are two positive and negative forces that affect the earth. So this segehan is addressed to Bhuta Kala to balance the power of the positive and negative.
Segehan is a special offering made of rice in five colors: red, black, white, yellow, and mixed colors, with salt, onion and ginger being laid on the top. All are arranged in a certain fashion and put on a plant leaf. Segehan and its essentials are presented to the supernatural forces to avoid disturbance to the harmonious relationship of man with nature.
In Tanah Lot seen a lot of Hindus who worship at the temple Tanah Lot. Hindus who came to pray to Tanah Lot temple also sightseeing and enjoy the Tanah Lot panorama too. They come from various areas in Bali with Balinese traditional clothes. Also seen trader around the art market bring offerings that segehan they put in every temple around Tanah Lot. After that, they also went to Tanah Lot temple for prayers

About holy water.
If the concept of Traditional Balinese holy water is purified water. This means that although the water is from wells, jetpump, lake, or other water sources, provided that has been sanctified through the sulinggih mantra (holy men), it will be referred to as holy water.

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