Galungan And Kuningan Day, 4 January 2023 & 14 January 2023 (Event)

  • Date : 2022-12-02 to 2023-12-31
  • Time : 6 AM to 8 PM

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Galungan is one of the most important Balinese festival, this is a celebration of the victory of good(Dharma) over evil(Adharma) as depicted in the Ramayana epic in which the deity Indra defeats Mayadenawa the Demon King. It marks the time when the ancestral spirits visit the earth. The last day of the celebration is Kuningan, when they return. The date is calculated according to the 210 day Balinese calendar. This an intense period of activity at the temples and vast processions throng the streets with the women carrying tall offerings of fruit on their head and often heading down to the beach to purify the ancestral totems that are kept in the household sanggha (temple). Erected at the entrance of every Balinese family compound are colorful penjors (decorated bamboo poles) that represent Gunung Agung, Bali’s holiest mountain, as a symbol of the universe and are assembled as a display of gratitude to the Gods during this ten-day celebration. The last and most important day of the festival is its conclusion or Kuningan, the day celebrating the triumph of good over evil marked by family gatherings, feasting, offerings and prayers as the ancestor spirits return to heaven after their brief sojourn in the material world. It is also the day when most cleansing, bloodletting and protection ritual ceremonies take place on the island.