Hari Raya Budha Kliwon
Budha Kliwon is a reoccurring auspicious religious day to pray for protection and a long and healthy life. At this day, which is also known as day of Sang Hyang Ayu or Sang Hyang Nirmala Jati, the Balinese Hindus pray for protection of the household and the entire world including all creatures that inhabit it.
Ceremonies & Offerings
The ceremony is performed at the kumulan rong tiga shrine of the family temple and the plankiran (wall temple) of the bedroom.
The following sesajen are offered,
- a canang reresik wangi-wangian
- a canang yasa
- kernbang pepayasan
- pusapa harum
- asap dupa astanggi
After finishing this ceremony one prays for protection of the household and the world with all its creatures in order to obtain an long and healthy life. After the prayers a final ceremony called metirtha gocara is performed with canang offerings and wangi-wangian, sweet smelling incense and flowers at the sangga of the family temple and the plankiran (wall temple) of the bedroom.
Special Budha Kliwon days
Galungan Day, celebrated at Budha Kliwon Dungulan.
Budha Kliwon occurs every 35 days when the day ‘Budha’ (Wednesday) of the 7-day week (Saptawara) coincidences with the day ‘Wage’ of the 5-day week (Pancaware) of the Balinese Pawukon calendar system.
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