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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wood Carving from Bali

If you visited on Bali, don't forget to gift your beloved with Wood Carving. You can easy to getting on Mas village. This village produce very good quality of wood carving made from very hard wood such as teak, mahogany, ebony, and hibiscus wood. all the wood imported from Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Borneo (Kalimantan). It owns the typical style of wood carving art by placing forward the distinguish synergy the humanism and naturalism. The village's popularity as an art village is famous in the national and world level which is not forgetting from the highness name of some maestros which has borne and found the spirit (taksu) and soul.

Gift your beloved with wood carving from Bali and don't miss it for watching and enjoying Barong Dance, dinner at Jimbaran. For your information, Bali Swiss Villa and Grand Bali Mulia Villa provide to sightseeing with wonderful memorable. Feel free to contact

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Make Awesome Valentine's Day 2012

Many couples are waiting for February 14th , Valentine’s Day 2012 with great expectation this year.  Whether its your very  first Valentine’s Day as a couple or you have been together for decades, this holiday of love is very special indeed and many of you are looking for some tips and advice on how to make it  extra awesome. 

  • Chocolates are, of course, the ultimate gift idea for Valentine’s Day. You can buy and place them in beautiful golden wired gift baskets and can even present them to friends, family or even your business clients (if you happen to be in an appropriate industry).  You can also present them to your lady love in a heart-shaped box. It is the most delightful gift which conveys your love most appropriately and delightfully. 

  • Flowers have always been in vogue on this romantic event for your friend with sign of your friendly flowersThis gift would pass on the perfect message to your pattern.
  •  romantic candle lit dinner can also be the ideal way of proclaiming your love on Valentine’s Day and a cool way of celebrating the day with the one you love. 
  • A getaway on this special day would also thrill the love of your life. A quiet and private Valentine’s Day 2012 spent at a romantic spot far away from the city where you will not be disturbed by anyone could win your lady’s heart forever. The private quiet with stay at villa with private pool. You can visited on Bali Swiss Villa or Grand Bali Mulia Vila. On there you can getting Honeymoon packages with more advantages.

    What Single People Should DoSo, if you are single, get all your single friends together and ask them to invite their single friends and have a ‘last person on Earth’ party where you and your friends could potentially get a lot of action, wink wink. Like enjoy the beauty of Bali:)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Odalan Ceremony at Bali

Every temple in Bali has a regularly scheduled festival, an odalan, to celebrate the anniversary of temple dedication. The Odalan are scheduled either by the lunar calendar, the Saka Calendar, or by the 210-day ceremonial cycle, the Pawukon calendar. The latter consist of 30 weeks, each seven days long. Most odalans are set by the Pawukon calendar, some temple fix their odalans according to lunar calendar or the Saka Calendar. Usually an odalan takes place at either full or new moon, more likely full than new. On specially at seminyak, there are 3 temple on there.
Most odalan last for three days, although some go on for more than a week especially for odalan that is set by the lunar calendar or the Saka Calendar and a few last only one day. The odalan usually begins late in the afternoon and last until very late at night or even into the morning hours. The ceremonies vary so much from village to village that it is impossible to state exactly the details of an odalan but there are many common features, and it is impossible to draw a useful composite picture.

Odalan, like all Balinese ceremonies, is never solemn. Every one chats, jokes, and laugh, children run around delighting in the festive atmosphere. It is a joyous occasion. A group of older man recites traditional poetry in ancient language. This recitation called Makekawin. After one man reads a phrase in a singsong fashion, another translates into the vernacular so interested bystanders can understand.
Women come and put down their offerings in a small open pavilion (bale) and make last-minute adjustment. The men remove their sandals and then sit cross-legged (masila) on them on the ground. The women rejoin their families on the ground, kneeling (matimpuh) rather than sitting. Each worshipper puts a canang on the ground in front of where he or she is seated, and then places a stick of smoking incense on the top of the canang or sticks it into the ground nearby, ready for the prayers.
Meanwhile, seated in the center on a mat, one or several man or woman clad all in white are praying fervently, each ringing a bronze bell with his or her left hand and occasionally flipping flowers toward the offerings filled in front of them. Sandalwood brazier in the smolder nearby and its fragrant smoke mixes with incense that fills the air above the worshippers. Periodically each man takes a small basket and wafts the essence of the offerings and the smoke toward the deities. These are the lay priests, the pemangkus, who have direct charge of temple affairs. Their prayers present the offerings themselves to the focus of the ceremony, the God.  

The act of prayer of the worshipper consists of grasping a flower from the canang between the middle fingers, palms together, thumbs against forehead. The temple priest leads the prayers; there are five separated prayers, the first prayer is without flower dedicated to purify the mind of the respective worshiper. The second prayer usually uses red flower, is dedicated to Sun God (Bhatara Surya), asking him to witness the prayer. The third prayer usually uses a fan shape offering, called kwangen, can be substituted with flower and money if it is not available, this prayer is dedicated to the God which resides in that temple. The fourth prayer also uses kwangen or flower and money if it is not available; this prayer is dedicated to the God Almighty, Ida Sanghyang Widhi. The fifth prayer uses no flower; this prayer is dedicated to show our gratitude to the God Almighty, Ida Sanghyang Widhi.

After the prayers, the pemangku comes around with holy water. The worshipper holds out his hands, takes the holy water into his right palm three times and sips it. The fourth and fifth pouring is spread over face and hair. After a final sprinkling from the pemangku, the prayers are over. The pemangku passes around some sticky rice (bija) and the worshipper presses a bit of it onto his forehead. A small amount of this rice is also eaten.  
The worshipper now arise, put on their sandals, take up their offering and leave to go home, but most of them are stay in the middle and outer courtyard of the temple. There is much socializing here as neighbors visit, admire each other’s children, and discuss village affairs. Later on at night there is generally some wali, entertainment arranged in the form of a drama, arja opera or shadow puppet play that may last till the early hours of the morning.