Melasti

Implementation Melasti ceremony held three days (tilem Kesanga) before Nyepi.

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Implementation Melasti ceremony held three days (tilem Kesanga) before Nyepi, Melasti ceremony can also call Mekiis or Melis ceremony, which on this day Hindus their prayer on the beach in order to purify themselves from all the bad deeds of the past and throw to the sea, is carried out before celebrating Tapa Brata Penyepian.

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In addition to prayer, Melasti also a day of cleansing and purification of various sacred objects belonging Pura (pralingga or pratima Ida Lord and all equipment) are objects in the stretcher and paraded around the village, it aims to cleanse the village, next to the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers or other springs were considered sacred.

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The ceremony performed by their prayer together facing the sea, all participants of the ceremony wearing a white shirt. After the Melasti ceremony was overdone, all objects and equipment are carried into the Great Hall of the village temple. Hindus in Bali hoping for inner and outer purity and the blessing of Sang Hyang Widhi (God Almighty) to cope with life in the future.

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To welcome Nyepi Day, the implementation of this at the Melasti ceremony by region, in the capital of the province conducted Tawur ceremony. At the district level conducted Panca Kelud ceremony. At the sub district level conducted Panca Sanak ceremony. At the village level conducted Panca Sata ceremony. And at the Banjar Community conducted Ekasata ceremony. While in each household, the ceremony performed in natar merajan (sanggah).

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