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					Galungan Day

Meaning of Galungan day in Bali community




Galungan is a sacred ceremony that gives spiritual strength to be able to distinguish where the
life force coming from and where from budhi adharma atma is the voice of truth (dharma) in
human beings. Balinese Hinduism people will celebrate Galungan Day on 29 august 2012.

The series activities of Galungan

Galungan is a feast of Hindu people in Bali are held every six months, so there are two times in a
year Galungan celebration day. In Lontar Sunarigama Galungan Day has a lot of series of
activities before or since, among others:

Sugihan Jawa Day
Sugihan Jawa celebrated on Wage Wrhaspati Wuku Sungsang, six days before Galungan.
Implementation of this ceremony is to clean all the equipment and ceremonies in their respective
holy places. Sugihan Jawa is a celebration with prayers for Hindu Majapahit and mostly
descendants of Hindus in Bali.
Sugihan Bali Day
Sugihan Bali celebrated five days before Galungan on Friday Kliwon Wuku Sungsang where its
meaning is to do self-purification that is our spiritual and physical. In Sugihan Bali, which
celebrates the Bali Aga (original Balinese Hindu society), the Bali Aga village whose inhabitants
are traditional inhabitants of Bali can be seen in the area Tenganan, Karangasem, Bali.

Penyekeban Day
Three days before Galungan on Redite Paing Wuku Dungulan told The Three Kala Wisesa down
to earth and annoying the humans. On that day is recommended for silencing the mind so as not
to be entered by Butha Galungan (evil spirits).

Penyajaan Day
Two days before Galungan on Monday (Pon Dungulan) called Penyajaan Galungan. On this day
people who know about yoga and semadhi.

Penampahan Galungan Day
The day before Galungan on Wage Anggara wuku Dungulan. On this day regarded as a day to
beat Butha Kala of Galungan with the main ceremony of making offerings like byakala (banten).
Most of the people on this day slaughter pigs as an animal sacrifice. But the real significance is
today should kill animalistic traits that exist in themselves. But the habits of the people now is to
cut daily sacrifice on the day before to save time so that at Penampahan Galungan usually just
make satay, lawar and macam2 makana for offerings. On this day also be making Penjor which
is a symbol of majesty Galungan Day celebrations.
Galungan Day
Galungan is a sacred ceremony that gives spiritual strength to be able to distinguish where the
life force coming from and where from budhi adharma atma is the voice of truth (dharma) in
human beings. more information about meaning of Galungan Day

Manis Galungan Day
The day after Galungan is Thursday Umanis Dungulan wuku called Umanis Galungan. On this
day people remember how beautiful the victory of dharma. The people in general vent their joy
by visiting places of entertainment, especially the beautiful panorama. Also visit our family for
say hello with them.

				
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