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Bali60 Nyepi, Balinese Hindu New Year
From the religious and philosophy point of view, Nyepi is meant to be a day of self introspection to decide on values, e.g. humanity, love, patience, kindness, etc., that should kept forever. Balinese Hindus have many kind of celebrations (some sacred days) but Nyepi is, perhaps the most important of the island's religious days and the prohibitions are taken seriously, particularly in villages outside of Bali's southern tourist belt.
Bali59 Unique Island
The Balinese language has no word for "art" and "artist." To the Balinese, art is not a category; it is a way of life. Therefore, there is no need for those definitions. Everywhere, in palaces, temples, and homes, art has been a central vehicle. People are expected to surround themselves with things of beauty.
Bali58 Colorful Holidays
All Banten are a gift from the heart to the gods, made as beautiful as possible. They connect humans to the unseen world and bring balance and harmony between the positive and negative forces, they are a symbol of love and devotion. Like Tibetan Mandalas, their evanescent beauty are not meant to last, just to remind us to give our best every day because of love and belief.
Bali57 the Goddess of Rice
The temples of north Bali differs from those of the south. Every crevice of the temple in north Bali is gaily earned in curves flames and spirals, cascading a light ebullience everywhere. A fine example of this northern style in Pura Beji (Beji Temple) in the village of Sangsit, the district of Sawan, Singaraja. Pura Beji, a subak temple dedicated to Dewi Sri, goddess of agriculture.
Bali56 a Magical Place
Bali abounds in enigmas. It is frequently remarked that, for a culture so abundantly blessed with creativity, it is extraordinary that the Balinese language contains no word for 'Art'. This curious oversight may reflect the universality of artistic endeavor in Balinese society. That which in the West is taken as an expression of personal creative genius, in Bali is subjugated for the common good as part of a community's united efforts to entertain and gratify the gods
Bali54 a Place of Wonders
Bali is rich in natural resources: tropical timbers, lava stone, copper, gold, silver, alang alang reeds. The natural settings, though increasingly sparse from over development, with surf-thrashed coastlines, jade-green rice terraces and bosky mountain sides. In the late 1960s, these exotic landscapes – along with an idiosyncratic arts scene – acted as a honeypot for itinerant hippies, artists and architects, signaling the start of the tourist boom that would change the island forever
Bali49 Fascinating Ubud
Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. Ubud is noted as one of the more traditional towns in terms of maintaining the tenets and manifold observances of Agama Hindu Bali.
Bali48 Greetings from Ubud
Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. While it once was a haven for scruffy backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists and bohemians, Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors and connoisseurs. Famous names walk its busy sidewalks everyday
Bali 46 Colors And Tradition. Ubud
Ubud is noted as one of the more traditional towns in terms of maintaining the tenets and manifold observances of Agama Hindu Bali. Everywhere you look, every single day, you will see ceremony, ritual and sacred offerings. All of this is carried out in Ubud with a level of devout attention and meticulous care that is rarely exceeded elsewhere. This applies equally to the young generation as it does to their parents and grandparents.
Bali45 Legong Dancers
Legong is a refined Balinese dance form, always performed by girls who have not yet reached puberty, characterized by intricate finger movements, complicated footwork, and expressive gestures and facial expressions. The dancers begin rigorous training at about the age of five and they are regarded highly in the society and usually becomes wives of royal personages or wealthy merchants.
Bali44 Dance Tradition
Traditional Balinese dances are the oldest form of performing arts in Bali. Traditional dances can be divided into two types, sacred dance called Wali and entertainment dance called Bebalihan. Wali (sacred dance) is usually performed in some ritual ceremonies only because it has strong magical powers and only can be performed by specific dancers. Bebalihan are usually performed in social events.
Bali42 Colors And Life
Bali abounds in enigmas. It is frequently remarked that, for a culture so abundantly blessed with creativity, it is extraordinary that the Balinese language contains no word for 'Art'. This curious oversight may reflect the universality of artistic endeavor in Balinese society. That which in the West is taken as an expression of personal creative genius, in Bali is subjugated for the common good as part of a community's united efforts to entertain and gratify the gods.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the area received a large amount of investment in tourism and a construction boom. To fuel the construction of beach bungalows, new homes and restaurants, the offshore reef was mined for lime to make cement and other construction materials. This removed the coastal barrier that had protected the beach which was undermined and washed away.
Bali38 Mount Batur & Pura Ulun Danu Batur
Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung. The SE wall of the inner caldera lies beneath Lake Batur. Pura Ulun Danu Batur is the second most important temple in Bali, after Pura Besakih. Built in 1926, the temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu, goddess of lakes and rivers.
Bali37 the Colors of Life
Philosophy of color in Bali is called 'Panca Maha Butha' and the five elements of the color contains water, fire, air, soil, plus one element of the Akasa or aether or an empty space. Color composition Bali called 'Rajah Nawasanga', which consists of nine color (sanga = Nine), which is connected with the name of god and the direction of the wind.
Bali35 Kecak Dance & Poleng
The Kecak Dance tells the Indian story of Ramayana. What makes the Kecak such a fascinating dance to watch and different from other Bali’s dance is because this dance is not accompanied by traditional musical instruments (gamelan) or anything, but accompanied by a choir of several men to providing the music for the story in a series of constant vocal chants that change with the mood of the actors.