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Ceremonies:

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Last updated: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 08:57:48 AM

 

Muslim wedding in Java
The Bride and Groom to be


The Wedding Party (my friend Wayan on the right)


2 beautiful 'flower girls'


Preparing for the feast!


Some of the many helpers


Fun!

   
Temple Offerings at my house
Small temple in rice field, near my house


Temple offering at base of small temple - detail

In June & July, Bali has it's annual Kite Festival


Kite with Tail in Sanur


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Temple and temple offerings are VERY important activities in the Hindu tradition.  There are Hindi ceremonies that can every day in Bali:


Women in traditional dress on the way to the temple


Procession near Sideman
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One temple in Ubud


Women carrying offerings

 


Bandur detail


Household offering detail


Offerings at the temple - taken home after they are blessed

Cremation ceremonies are held only when a rich or royal person passes away.  They are very expensive.  Less well off families join in the ceremony with their deceased relatives


A long procession of floats carrying symbolic gifts AND the actual deceased


To 'confuse' the evil spirits, the tower carrying the deceased are spun several times.  This confuses the evil spirits


Cremation float close-up

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NYEPI - the day of silence on Bali (Hindu tradition).  The night before these ogoah-ogoahs are paraded around the villages to scare away the evil spirits.  Here's how I saw it


Biker


Wow!  So BIG!


Ridem' Cowboy!

Where's the barber?

Proud of their creation!

Nice dress

...waiting....


Empty Monkey Forest Road


Being carried


Girls participate


everyone has fun


the soccer field


'kids' ogoh-ogoh

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what a pair


detail


another


head detail


a monkey on his back


another


one lucky kid!

The following are from 2002 preparations from different villages throughout Bali...

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A very thin flying woman devil


Well, he seems to be pretty excited by it all!


Yes, the kids help too!

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"Hey, get off my back!"


The Ramayana epic


Well, maybe not ALL the images are from mythic stories

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