Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
o Brahma, the creator
o Wisnu or Vishnu, the preserver
o Ciwa or Shiva, the destroyer
Hinduism in Bali is religion that has influenced by Buddhism from China, Mongolia and Hindu from Thailand and India, there’s similarity in some attribute or worship activity they do, this influences came to
Hindu religion in
The symbol of Hinduism in
The other rituals beside of worshiping in the Pure, Hinduism in Bali also do particular rituals that can be involved tooth-filings, cockfights, cremations and others - can be organized at any time, by anyone who needs them. Many others are held only on specific occasions according to the Balinese calendar. In all, there are literally hundreds of rites and festivals that each person participates in during his lifetime, and a great deal of time and expense is devoted to them. In the wedding ceremony there will be great party for celebrating the new couple, and there will be many offering or sesajen as requirement for it, this wedding ceremony can cost one hundred million rupiahs or equal to ten thousand dollar. And so for cremation the dead person who are from high caste; the ceremony is complicated and needs more people and money as well.
Magic, symbolism, and ritual of Hinduism in Bali are characteristic of Hinduism religion that can fill the gap in people’s knowledge and to offer an explanation of things that people not understood, it provides people needs as they will feel satisfy and have certainty for their life.