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Keywords: balinese

Ogoh-ogoh (Balinese Big Scary Statue)


Ogoh-ogoh are big statues (5 - 7 meters high) built from styrofoam of bambu weaving for the Ngrupuk parade, which takes place on the eve of Nyepi day (Balinese New Year) in Bali, Indonesia. Ogoh-ogoh normally have form of mythological beings, mostly demons. As with many creative endeavours based on Balinese Hinduism, the creation of Ogoh-ogoh represents evil spirit which is neutralized while ogoh-ogoh are being burnt or destroyed.


Thu, 23 Apr 2015 @14:26

Jayaprana Gravesite


Makam Jayaprana located at Teluk Terima, a short distance down the road. The gravesite of Jayaprana with very beautiful sea view and many local people visiting it. According to Balinese legend, Jayaprana was an orphan who was raised by the ruler of Kalianget village. As an adult he married the lovely Nyoman Layonsari from the neighboring village of Banjar. However, the ruler himself became enamoured of Javapranas bride and schemed to kill Jayaprana to have her for himself. He dispatched Jayaprana with an army to contain a band of pirates who he said had arrived in northwestern Bali. On arrival at Teluk Terima the rulers minister killed and buried Jayaprana. When the ruler asked Layonsari to marry him, however, she chose to remain faithful to her husband and committed suicide.


Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @15:04

Barong Dance


Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil.


Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:00

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