*** 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
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