MELASTI CEREMONY #2 - Gianyar, Bali

Photo from Gianyar, Bali of a Melasti ceremony of ritual purification and renewal prior to a day of silent medication. This ritual is Balinese in origin and unique to Indonesian Hinduism.

An offering to the Gods . Ubud, Bali

An offering to the Gods, Ubud, Bali - This is a altar in offering to the Gods in the Hindustani temple in the monkey forest in Ubud, Bali. Big parts of the pillar are made from food, fat and flowers

Selamat hari raya Nyepi !! #amed - Ogoh Ogoh party !

Selamat hari raya Nyepi !! #amed - Ogoh Ogoh party !

Parading 'Ogoh-ogoh', #Bali, #Indonesia.

Pictures Of The Day: 11th March 2013

Parading 'Ogoh-ogoh', #Bali, #Indonesia.

In March, a day after Nyepi Day, the Balinese Hindu hold a kissing ceremony called Omed-omedan. The tradition held by the people of Banjar Kaja, in Denpasar. Participants for this unique tourism attraction are men and girls who have certain condition. Kissing hysteria in “Omed-Omedan” tradition at Banjar Kaja, is welcomed enthusiastically by thousand of local people as well as domestic and foreign tourists. #Omedomedan #Nyepiday

Balinese kissing festival gets off to an amorous start

Every year - one day after Balinese Hindus celebrate the Nyepi Day of Silence - thousands of locals gather in the streets of Denpasar to take part in the Kissing Ritual - known as omed omedan.

Bali: Sorry We're Closed. On Nyepi, also known as Silent Day, marking the Balinese New Year, the whole island shuts down for 24 hours. Even the international airport is closed. This pic was tweeted by Yoko Paradigma - @beckhoolHELL

Yoko Paradigma on

Bali: Sorry We're Closed. On Nyepi, also known as Silent Day, marking the Balinese New Year, the whole island shuts down for 24 hours. Even the international airport is closed. This pic was tweeted by Yoko Paradigma - @beckhoolHELL

March 21, Nyepi day, this day is reserved for self-reflection, and as such, anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. Nyepi, the Day of Silence, is the start of the Bali new year according to the Balinese calendar.

The holy silent day of Nyepi is coming on March If your family plans to be in Bali for Nyepi, here are some useful practical tips you should know.

Image was taken in Bali during Melasti Festival. This Festival is conducted once a year in conjunction with Nyepi or Silent Day. These young girls were waiting for their turn to perform. They looked stunning with their bright coloured costumes and heavy make-up on, however the expression on each of the girls’ face especially the yawning girl gives this image an extra ‘ummpph’

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Indonesia – Bali, Galungan & Kuningan Celebrations | Luca Serradura Photography

Indonesia – Bali, Galungan & Kuningan Celebrations | Luca Serradura Photography

"Indonesia’s minority Hindu devotees parade their ‘Ogoh Ogoh’ effigies during a ceremony at Jakarta’s central National Monument on March 11, 2013 on the eve of Nyepi or Day of Silence."

"Indonesia’s minority Hindu devotees parade their ‘Ogoh Ogoh’ effigies during a ceremony at Jakarta’s central National Monument on March 2013 on the eve of Nyepi or Day of Silence.

Ogoh - Ogoh Parade; one day before Nyepi in East Bali

one day before Nyepi in East Bali

Today is "hari Nyepi" on Bali "the day of silence"; grown from the particular bali religion (a mix of hindu and buddhist) to honor what you have meditate. The Balinese don't eat talk walk or use electricity today. "to be in silence and alone with your thoughts is a gift you would like everyone to enjoy". #dayofsilence #nyepi #celebrate #meditate #enjoyoursurrounding #soagypsy #gypsylife #gypsysoul

Today is "hari Nyepi" on Bali "the day of silence"; grown from the particular bali religion (a mix of hindu and buddhist) to honor what you have meditate. The Balinese don't eat talk walk or use electricity today. "to be in silence and alone with your thoughts is a gift you would like everyone to enjoy". #dayofsilence #nyepi #celebrate #meditate #enjoyoursurrounding #soagypsy #gypsylife #gypsysoul

Galungan Holiday in Bali | bigtreefarms

Galungan Holiday in Bali

Balinese penjor for the grand entrance to Ulu's villas. (The long arching bamboo penjor symbolizes the mountain, which symbolizes the universe.

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