On 30th of June we were invited to witness a traditional Balinese baby naming ceremony that is held when the baby is 3 months old. Gede, our villa manager, his son turned 3 months. This is the time when the baby receives his first given name and given his first jewelry.
This Bali ceremony is a beautiful event with lots of socializing between the family and with many offerings and prayings.
The women “baptizing” the baby in water. The bowl with water was filled with jewelry. This jewelry is for the baby. After “baptizing” the parents put special jewelry on the baby. A necklace with a small box, inside the box is a peace of the umbilical cord of the baby. Bracelets for both arms and anklets for both legs and a ring. All jewelry is made from silver or gold. The boy looks beautiful.
After a delicious meal we went back home impressed by this beautiful ritual.
And the name of the baby is: I Gede Bagus Angga Pramudya
The parents Gede and Desi
Many offerings and prayings
The women “baptizing” the baby
The women collect the jewelry from the bowl
Inside the box is a peace of the umbilical cord of the baby
The baby looks beautiful
Proud parents with baby I Gede Bagus Angga Pramudya