Ceremonies - at the heart of our village life

Ceremonies define the Balinese way of life. Ritualistic, complex and fascinating to onlookers, they are colourful events in our village of Singaprang.
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an abundance of beauty and grace on the way to the temple... photo by our special guest Amanda Brownhill

Pinner sez: an abundance of beauty and grace on the way to the temple. photo by our special guest Amanda Brownhill

This ceremony at Pura Pucak only takes place every couple of years. The entire village was involved for over two weeks. A magical time in the village.

This ceremony at Pura Pucak only takes place every couple of years. The entire village was involved for over two weeks. A magical time in the village.

offerings for the gods

offerings for the gods

Incense wafts through the inner temple at an Odalan ceremony in our Bali village.

Incense wafts through the inner temple at an Odalan ceremony in our Bali village.

Words cannot describe what it is like to be amongst hundreds of people at a temple ceremony that only takes place every 10 years at Pura Pucak near our village

Words cannot describe what it is like to be amongst hundreds of people at a temple ceremony that only takes place every 10 years at Pura Pucak near our village

Komang getting a lift from her mother for the 2km walk to temple

Photo taken by Karen Willis - Sharing Bali, on the way to temple for a ceremony . who could resist this smile!

The procession for the Barong

The procession for the Barong

The Barong leaves Pura Pucak

The Barong leaves Pura Pucak

cheeky boys

cheeky boys

Blessings from the priest

Blessings from the priest

dressed in their best on the way to temple

dressed in their best on the way to temple

Kutis - one of our staff transforms into a temple performer at night. Stunning and talented lady.

Kutis - one of our staff transforms into a temple performer at night. Stunning and talented lady.

Dance, music and performances are all part of the offerings to the gods during a temple ceremony.

Dance, music and performances are all part of the offerings to the gods during a temple ceremony.

White kebayas are worn on the last day of our Odalan Temple ceremony.

White kebayas are worn on the last day of our Odalan Temple ceremony.

The Topeng dancer is a popular character in the night time performances during a temple ceremony.

The Topeng dancer is a popular character in the night time performances during a temple ceremony.

Kuningan ceremony day at Padang Bai Bali. Part of the Galungan festival that takes place every 210 days.

Kuningan ceremony day at Padang Bai Bali. Part of the Galungan festival that takes place every 210 days.

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