Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ketupat War in Bali, and Lombok

Ketupat war Ceremonial often called Aci Rah Pengangon is a meaningful ceremony to gratitude to Sang Hyang Widhi (God), for the harvest, spared from the drought, as well as prayers invoke the safety and welfare of mankind. Ketupat War ceremony was held in the village of Ships, Badung regency approximately 20 minutes from Bali's capital city Denpasar.
Appearance of war is quite thrilling spectators, because dozens of ketupat which brought the two warring groups, used the tool "Action throwing diamond lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Sometimes this ketupats "stray" towards the audience or the photographer who was capturing the moment. Even so, no one was angry and when the war ended, everyone shook hands happily tossed "against one to another.
Ketupat War is a form of gratitude from local citizen to Sang Hyang Widhi for great harvest as well as a prayer to avoid desease.

Ketupat War is one of the indigenous traditions of Hindu culture in Bali is quite unique and heritage that is still being carried out hereditary from generation to generation til today. War Ketupat ceremony was first held approximately in 13th century ,celebrated once a year at this time.

Ketupat War is implementation in the beginning with a ceremonial prayer shared by all villagers in the local temple. At the ceremony , while read spell the elder of local holymans splash holy water to all citizens who become participants in Ketupat War and pray to Hyang Widhi so the ceremony become a "succesful War" and provide welfare and safety to all villagers.

Ketupat is a rice cake wrapped by thatch

If we are clay from exposure above,nothing in this world will lasts forever, so take care and keep the tradition to avoid losing them in modernization.Ketupat War is interesting and indigenous traditions still preserved by the Hindus in Bali. If you want to watch it come to Bali , The Island of Gods.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ketupat War In Lombok
 
 
 
 


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