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Piodalan at the Bali Mandira Temple

Experience our Temple Celebration (Piodalan) at the Bali Mandira Temple on 08 Oct 2014.
Piodalan is a Hindu ceremony in Bali to celebrate the anniversary of a temple. This Piodalan is held once a year in the Balinese calendar to expressing sincere gratitude to God and wishing for the world’s peace and welfare.

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To celebrate Piodalan, we will collaborate to make Gebogan, in Balinese language, Gebogan  means ‘amount’ in the old period, the Balinese were using ‘amount’ of their harvested products. This offering is consisted of many kinds of fruits, flowers and other ornaments that is arranged from bigger to smaller to form the required shape. It is not just the artistic or aesthetic value of a person needed to make beautiful Gebogan, we have also to be patient to stick one by one of the fruits or flowers to its ‘core’ (made from the stem of banana sapling).

Banyu pinaruh day

image013Good Morning, I wake up really early today to go to the beach for Banyu Pinaruh ceremony. Banyu Pinaruh is one of culture procession which is aimed to purify the body and soul. This celebration is held one day after Sarasvati Day which is commonly executed at the beach, lake or river. According to Balinese belief, by taking a bath which is more known by Banyu Pinaruh will be able to refresh the body and eliminate the sultry feeling from the routine activity.


saraswatiToday is Saraswati day, a traditional Balinese holiday to celebrate the day when knowledge is given by God through the beautiful goddess Saraswati. Like many Balinese holidays, Saraswati day is held every six months (210 days), on Saturday of Watugunung (the last week in the Balinese calendar system) and is celebrated all over Bali.

Saraswati Day – Science Day

Saraswati Day is a holiday of Hindu religion especially exists in Bali where according to Hindu belief that on Saraswati day believed that a day descend the science from God as manifestation of Goddess Saraswati which is a lot of described as  beautiful goddess.

Saraswati is the Goddess of Knowledge, Her hands hold a palm leaf; a lontar, (a Balinese traditional book which is the source of science or knowledge); a chain (genitri with 108 pieces) symbolising that knowledge is never ending and has an everlasting life cycle; and a musical instrument (guitar or wina) symbolising that science develops through the growth of culture. The swans symbolise prudence, so that one’s knowledge may distinguish between good and evil and the water lilies (Lotus) are symbols of holiness. The Lotus flower is the holiest for Balinese.

Celebration of Saraswati day, fall on Saturday of Umanis Wuku Watugunung (Balinese Calendar) where usually Hindu people celebrate this Saraswati day at school, temple or other holy‘s places.