It’s been a while since my last post on my weblog. Family and friends staying with us in Bali, lots of other things to do, not so much time for photography.
Last Saturday on 20th July the Bali Temple Ceremony Tumpek Wayang took place. Close to my house a big ceremony happened and I did not want to miss it.
The Balinese people looked so beautiful in their traditional clothing. The women made many offerings from fruit and carried them on their heads to the temple.
The ceremony started in front of the temple with praying and people receiving blessings from the priest. After that they all went inside the temple for more sacred ceremonial activities. When all this was finished they came out of the temple and later on the street in front of the temple the gamelan musicians started to play and the Barong dance performance started, followed by other dance performances.
I left after the dance performance of the Balinese girls. It is always great to see how they dance, so graceful. They all looked stunningly beautiful and colorful.
I’m glad I made some time to enjoy this ceremony.
Click on http://www.bali-individually.com/package-tour/balinese-temple-ceremony to read about the meaning of the Balinese Temple Ceremony
If you want to know more about the Barong dance check out the following website http://www.indo.com/culture/barong.html
The women bring the offerings to the temple
The offerings, all made by hand, look beautiful
The men are going into the temple
All the people are praying and receive blessings from the priest…
and also the children
After the ceremony the gamalan starts…
for the Barong dance
Before the beautiful Balinese girls start to dance they have to go to the temple first…
to pray and receive the blessing from the priest.