Ngaben Ceremony

Ngaben Ceremony, Bali, Cremation

“Ngaben” is on of the most important ceremony in Bali. Because human body consist of 10 basic elements. One 5 elements we call as Panca Maha Butha or five macro cosmos element: Pertiwi (soil), Apah (water), Teja (fire), Bayu (air) and Akasa (ether or space). And the other 5 memories elements we call as Panca Tan Matra which is the five element that influence us from our sense which is consist of: Ganda (from the nose or smell), Rasa (from the tongue), Rupa (from the eyes), Sparsa …

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Bali Rituals and Celebrations

Bali Rituals and Celebrations

Beliefs, Ceremonies, Cycles Of Life And Rites Of Passages (Source: Bali A Traveler’s Companion and Bali Tourism Information Book 2008) Balinese beliefs & its history Balinese Hinduism, a combination of Indian Shivaistic, Buddhist traditions and local customs dominates the daily lives of Balinese. Those many aspects involved during its one-millennium long evolution from the fifth till the sixteenth century make Hinduism of Bali tremendously different from that of India. Hinduism and Buddhism are believed to arrive in Indonesia from India around the 4th century, known from a …

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