Lavish offerings: Fresh fruit and boxed snacks are some of the key ingredients of these appealing offerings. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Lavish offerings: Fresh fruit and boxed snacks are some of the key ingredients of these appealing offerings. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Holy words: A group of men take turns in reciting prayers. After each verse, they read the translation in Balinese. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Holy words: A group of men take turns in reciting prayers. After each verse, they read the translation in Balinese. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

His holiness: The Hindu priest leads the prayer. Photo by Raditya Margi)

His holiness: The Hindu priest leads the prayer. Photo by Raditya Margi)

Dressed up: The temple undergoing Odalan will be decorated with plenty of ornaments. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Dressed up: The temple undergoing Odalan will be decorated with plenty of ornaments. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Praying time: The ritual of Odalan includes mass prayers for the congregation. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Praying time: The ritual of Odalan includes mass prayers for the congregation. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Price to pay: Offerings for special occasions like Odalan are usually more luxurious, containing money and roast pig, than those served in their homes every day. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Price to pay: Offerings for special occasions like Odalan are usually more luxurious, containing money and roast pig, than those served in their homes every day. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Scrumptious: The host of Odalan provides various meals for the the congregation members. (Photo by Raditya margi)

Scrumptious: The host of Odalan provides various meals for the the congregation members. (Photo by Raditya margi)

For a blessing: The relatives take time to recite a short prayer after handing out their offerings. (Photo by Raditya Ma...

For a blessing: The relatives take time to recite a short prayer after handing out their offerings. (Photo by Raditya Ma.

Big day: The family members come early to the temple to prepare Odalan. (Photo by Raditya Margi)

Big day: The family members come early to the temple to prepare Odalan. (Photo by Raditya Margi)


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