Bali Is Best Holiday Destination In Asia

Bali islands is one of the thousands islands constructing the Indonesian Archipelago that has long been famous as a leading holiday destination in Asia or even in the world for its exotic and vibrant art and culture, natural beauties and the hospitality of the people. Bali islands covers an extent of 5,632.86 square kilometers consisted of mountain range stretches from the West tip to the East.

Hinduism is adhered by almost 95% of its population of more than 3 millions people, specifically blended with Buddhism and the Ancestor’s worship. It is made inseparable from everyday life and no opportunity is missed to worship Gods in an unending series of ceremony stretches from birth up to after death. The Conducive environment in Bali islands is supported by the Balinese philosophy of life, called “Tri Hita Karana”.

Tri Hita Karana dictates that happines can only be achieved if there are hamonious relationship between human and Gods, between human and their community and between human and nature (its surronding). This philosophy has become a way of life among the Balinese, and is practiced in their daily life. Bali islands has such a mild and agreeable climate the whole year round, with average temperature of the day in coastal areas varies from about 28C (82F) during May-July to abut 30C (86F) in March-October, while the most pleasant weather is between May-September.

About Bali
Bali may be small in size, you can drive around the entire coast in one long day, but its prominence as a destination is huge, and rightfully so. Ask travelers what Bali means to them and you’ll get as many answers as there are flowers on a frangipani tree. Virescent rice terraces, pulse-pounding surf, enchanting temple ceremonies …. Read More

Bali Religion
The Balinese are Hindu yet their religion is very different from that of the Indian variety. They do have the caste system, but there no untouchables and occupation is not governed by caste. In fact, the only thing that reflects the caste system is the language which has three tiers; 95% of all the the Balinese are Hindu Dharma, and speak low or  …. Read More

Bali Culture
Balinese culture is a unique combination of spirituality, religion, tradition and art. Religion is considered to be art and it seems that almost every Balinese is a devoted artist, spending ‘free time’ applying skills and images which have been passed down from generation to generation and grasped from a very young age…. Read More

Balinese People
Life in Bali is very communal with the organization of villages, farming and even the creative arts being decided by the community. The local government is responsible for schools, clinics, hospitals and roads, but all other aspects of life are placed in the hands of two traditional committees, whose roots in Balinese culture stretch …. Read More

Balinese Language and Letters
The national language of Indonesia, Bahasa Indonesia, is widely used on Bali, but it is not Balinese. Balinese or Bahasa Bali, in another language entirely. It has a completely different vocabulary and grammar, and the rulers governing its use are much more complex. It’s a difficult language for a foreigner to come to grips with …. Read More

Balinese Names
The Balinese names which come from the Sudra caste basically only have four names. And fifth, sixth, seventh eighth and ninth? Well, they’re WAYAN, MADE, NYOMAN, KETUT AND WAYAN AGAIN. It is very simple and surprisingly, not confusing although it actually doesn’t make their names any easier for westerners to remember …. Read More

Balinese Tooth Filing
Tooth Filing is belonging to the Manusa Yadnya (ceremony for humans). Called ‘Mapandes’ in High Balinese, ‘Metatah’ in Common Balinese. The reason for filing is to control evil human characteristics (Sad Ripu): greed, lust, anger, confusion, stupidity, jealousy, ill-will, and intoxication by either passion or drunkenness. This important …. Read More

Balinese Cremation
Even Hindu funerals in Bali are intensely suggestive ceremonies of great cultural and religious significance. Requiring a complex apparatus and characterized by a large following, funerals are centered on cremation of the body, known as ngaben or pelebon. This practice is considered essentig if the 5 elements making up the microcosm of  …. Read More

Balinese Cockfighting
Cockfights are a regular feature of temple ceremonies – a combination of sacrifices, sport and gambling. Men keep fighting cock as prized pets, carefully grooming and preparing them for their brief moment of glory or defeat. At the festival, the cock are matched, a lethally sharp metal spur is tied to one leg, there’s a crescendo of shouting …. Read More

Balinese Wedding
Balinese Wedding (Nganten) ceremony is belonging to the last Manusia Yadnya ceremony that most Balinese are likely to experience is that of marriage, Pawiwahan, less formally called Nganten.The most common form of marriage in Bali is elopement “Ngerorod or Melaib. The man and women arrange to meet somewhere out of sight of …. Read More

Canang Sari
Canang Sari offering made of palm leaf, flowers and foodstuffs are an art form associated with every ritual occasion in Bali. The Balinese belief in the forces of the invisible world dictates that offerings be created with a spirit of thankfulness and loving attention to detail. The Balinese seem never to tire of producing these colorful and highly …. Read More

Penjor
Penjor is an offering in the form of a tall, decorated bamboo pole whose gracefully curving upper end is said to resemble both the tail of the barong, symbol of the goodness, and the peak of the sacred mountain, Mount Agung. Penjor are placed in front of each Balinese household for the Galungan holiday and an also used in conjunction with …. Read More

Balinese Compound
Although many modern Balinese houses, particularly in Denpasar or the larger towns, are arranged much like houses in the west, there are still a great number of traditional Balinese home. In Ubud, for example nearly house will follow the same traditional walled design. Like houses in ancient Rome the Balinese house looks inward …. Read More

Balinese Family Temple
Ancestors are very important to the Balinese. Each Balinese family has a Family Temple to worship God almighty and glorify the ancestor and of course, in this family temple ancestors worship is given a great emphasis. The family temple is usually situated in the kaja-kangin corner – kaja being  in the direction of the holy Gunung  …. Read More

Balinese Functional Temples
Balinese Functional Temples have special characteristic of which the people (the caretaker of the temple) are those who have the same profession for their living such as; farmer, trader and fisherman. Examples of Functional Temples are as follows : a. In Bali farming is one of main jobs to earn a living both for rice field and farm. Having bound …. Read More

Balinese Territorial Temples
These types of Balinese Territorial Temples are those built as territorial unity, functioned as places of worship for a group of people bound by one territory in a community, called customary village. Customary village typically has 3 sets of temples called Kahyangan Tiga temples or Kahyangan Desa Temples to worship Trimurthi …. Read More

Balinese Public Temple
The main characteristic of these Balinese Public Temple is their use to worship God, Hyang Widhi (Brahman) in this various forms or ‘Ista Dewata’ by Hindus community not only those from Bali but also from somewhere else. Public Temples are also called ‘Khayangan Jagat Temples’ with their typical and general characteristics such as …. Read More

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