Bali Private Tour Unique Facts on Galungan Days in Bali
Dominated by Hindus, Bali private tour is becoming the most anticipated prior to Galungan Day. Galungan is the biggest of the various types of festivities celebrated by Hindus in Bali. In this celebration, Balinese Hindus perform various special activities and they do them specifically.
Galungan Day is a celebration of the day of the victory of the Dharma (goodness) against Adharma (evil). It is namely the victory of truth through the blessing of Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa or Almighty God. All Hindus in Bali anticipated this day a lot. And of course, also being unique Bali activities.
Galungan Day is celebrated every 210 days, using Balinese calendar calculations. Namely on the day of Buddha Kliwon Dungulan (Wednesday Kliwon Wuku Dungulan). And the celebration is held for 10 consecutive days. Take a look closer to this special day of a private tour in Bali, here are some facts about Galungan Day.
Has been celebrated since 882 AD
For this Bali sightseeing, no one knows for sure when the first Galungan was held. But according to the Lontar Purana Bali Dwipa, Galungan was first celebrated on the Full Moon of Kapat. It was on Buda Kliwon Dungulan, Saka Year 804 or around 882 AD. Since then Galungan Day has always been celebrated annually in Bali.
Hindus believe that on that day the gods descended to earth. They will then return to heaven on the 10th day, namely Kuningan Day. It will be a memorable journey for you who want to do Bali sightseeing during these holidays.
Penjor as a thankful sign
Galungan for a private tour in Bali is well-known for its penjor. Penjor is an eight-meter high bamboo pole decorated with young palm leaves. There is a hanger at the tip of penjor containing nature produce such as grains, coconut, rice, and snacks. These are called sampian. It is a form of devotion and a symbol of gratitude to God. You will see this unique Bali sightseeing on each side of the road and in front of the house.
Lawar, yellow rice, and sticky rice as mandatory culinary
Galungan Day has its own mandatory culinary for a new experience of Bali activities. Don’t be surprised if you find these three dishes in almost every house of Hindus who celebrate. Generally, lawar, yellow rice, and sticky rice are also used as part of offerings during prayer.
Become an event for gathering
Holidays during Galungan are usually used by Balinese to meet their relatives for Bali activities. They bring offerings and pray together at the temple. So it is common that on Galungan temples in Bali will be crowded by prayers. Generally, the people who want to pray will use clothes that are dominated by white. And the women will uphold the offerings that will be served during the prayer.
Celebrated with Different Distinct Traditions in Each Region
Each region in Bali has its own traditions and ways to celebrate Galungan. The most common and easy to find tradition is Ngelawang Barong. It is the tradition of parading barong around the temple accompanied by the drum and kenong. Ngelawang Barong is usually done by children. Balinese believe that this Bali activities keep people away from reinforcements and dangers.
Whereas in various other areas such as Petilan Temple in Kesiman Village, you will see traditions such as debus. Local people stab themselves using a ceremonial knife. This tradition is called Ngurek. This event is very exciting for you who like to have unique Bali private tours.
There is also a tradition of Jempana War conducted by residents of Timrah Village in Klungkung Region. A stretcher (Jempana) carries offerings and is paraded at the temple for prayer. After that, the Jempana paratroopers will fight with the sound of the gamelan. Another Bali private tour tradition is Motekan. It is carried out by residents of Menggu Village by clashing two meters tall sticks.