• Saraswati Ceremony

    Saraswati Ceremony

    Saraswati feast day is the day of Sciences arrival.


  • Megibung

    Megibung

    Traditionally, Balinese enjoyed eating together off one large plate or banana leaf at ceremonies or during preparation for ceremonies.


  • pendet dance

    Pendet Dance

    Pendet is a traditional dance from Bali, Indonesia, in which offerings are made to purify the temple or theater as a prelude to ceremonies or other dances.


  • Gender Wayang (Balinese Traditional Musical Instrument)

    Gender Wayang is one of Balinese traditional music instrument. Gender wayang possessed different tunings with gamelan in general, that is slendro barrel.



    Pagerwesi Ceremony

    Pagerwesi Ceremony

    Pagerwesi is also called "rerainan gumi" by the Balinese and means the holiday for everyone from every background (read: caste) from the families of priests to the common families. Pagerwesi is celebrated every 210 days on Wednesday of Shinta (the first week in the Balinese Pawukon calendar system).

    Etymologically Pagerwesi derives from the two Balinese words pager and wesi, which means fence and iron. The iron fence is a symbol of strong self-protection and on pagerwesi the Balinese focuses on building a strong personal fortification to ensure that evil don't enter their minds, speech and deeds, so won't do harm their surroundings.

    The God who is worshipped on Pagerwesi is Sanghyang Paramesti Guru or God Siva - the god who is responsible to wipe out all the bad and evil entities in the world. Also known as teacher or guru of the universe, Sanghyang Paramesti Guru, also leads and teaches human on how to live their life appropriately, without giving in to bad behavior and evil desires.

    In many regions in Bali, Pagerwesi is considered to be a really important holiday which is celebrated excessively in a similar fashion to Galungan Day, including erections of penjors (tall decorated bamboo poles) The Balinese show their gratitude to Sanghyang Paramesti Guru by making offerings, praying in their houses and visiting temples.

    Prior to Pagerwesi, there are two minor holiday, called Soma Ribek and Sabuh Mas.

    When: Every 210 days. June 20th 2012, 16th January 2013

    Source : www.swaratours.com