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Melasti: 1

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: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 12 April 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture.

*** Melasti ***

Melasti, is a ceremony for the Hindu people of Bali, Indonesia that is held three days before Nyepi Day (the Balinese New Year). It is the most important of the purification ceremonies. and the ritual involves the village people carrying the God symbol to the sea.

The people carry all god symbols to the beach holy water resources for purification. The purpose of the ceremony being to clean the human body (Bhuwana Alit) and entire earth (Bhuwana Agung) from bad influences, bad deeds and bad thoughts.

The Melasti cermony is observed to remind all of the importance of purifying oneself and the universe. They believe the all components the living world should have a clean soul so the world can survive from the threat of evil.

Source: Bali Star Island

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/20 second F/4.5 ISO 400 24 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

How interesting !!
We have something similar here too!!
Lovely image !
By the way, I skipped your shot yesterday...saw the thumbnail..eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek...a spider!

12 Apr 2017 9:46am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition & colors!
Amazing ceremony!

12 Apr 2017 10:34am

franz from Baden, Austria

Fascinating capture of a fascinating ceremony ... all under a leaden sky!

12 Apr 2017 6:49pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Apr 2017 8:29am