Go Around Bali Tours: Bendesa Manik Mas at Besakih Mother Temple

On Budha Wage Klawu (in Balinese Calendar), February 19’ 2014 there was a ceremony taking place in the 3rd stage of Besakih Temple compound. It was a ‘Melaspas, Ngenteg Linggih, Nubung Pedagingan in a clan temple of Bendesa Manik Mas. The ceremony is different from the one which is annually held; in Balinese teachings, today’s ceremony is aimed at gaining bliss and welfare to mankind and all living creatures of the island. Some also say that the ceremony is to ease negative aura of our realm and make it balance to gain prosperity for human being.

I just had a little tour on Thursday morning to the temple. We left early in the morning to avoid traffic and bundle of people at the temple. The morning trip did not take much time as usual; it took just an hour to get there. A clear blue sky and gleamy sun shine took our vehicle go faster, passing chilly atmosphere of Kintamani. After arriving at the outer yard of the temple, we saw not too many people attending the ceremony (we thought because it was too early). Stepping further north, looking at the exalted steps made us so passionate to get to the temple. Arriving at the Bendesa Manik Mas clan temple, we saw the priest leading the offerings. It was a great joy having attended the ceremony and got blessing from the God. Wishing you were there…..

If you are wondering how beautiful it is during the ceremony, plan your tours with us.

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Go Around Bali Tours: Festive temple ceremony

Valentine day has gone away, leaving a very good memory among those who celebrated it. To Balinese, it seems that a special day never ends. Not long after one special day passed, another will come in two or three days. What an amazing experience for tourists to get involved in one of the upcoming temple ceremony which falls on Wednesday, February 19’ 2014. Balinese called Budha Cemeng Klawu; it falls once every six months based on Balinese calendar. Lots of ceremonies will take place in house-temples of the village even though in another village there might be ceremony in the village temple. Go Around Bali Tours is inviting you to see and understand more of what the Balinese people are doing during the ceremony. Every ceremony means so much to us (Balinese); therefore, we never miss it and really wanted your present to be among us.

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Gong Xi Fa Cai & Valentine Day

Chinese New Year has gone by so quickly. Tourists from China were filling up the island and sharing joy with ‘Ang Pao’. They seemed very happy when Balinese greeted them by saying ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’. I felt that experience once meeting with a Chinese guest staying in Ubud. I asked him some questions about his coming to Bali and took him to some of the interesting places in Bali. He said that it was a special holiday to him as it was his fist time celebrating Chinese New Year in Bali and so amazed with nature of Bali. We went around Ubud, looking closer to Monkey Forest, the Ubud Market, and seeing some dance performances. 

After the Chinese New Year, there will be another auspicious day for fellow human being which is just a couple of days to go. Yes, that is a day of love ‘Valentine Day’, 14th February 2014. This year, Go Around Bali Tours offer a special day trip to some interesting places in Bali. Here are some places for your recommendation: (1) Morning Dance Performance, (2) Silver Smith at Celuk, (3) seeing an old Balinese house, (4) Bali Safari & Marine Park including lunch with lions, (5) Spring Water Temple, (6) Tegallalang Rice Terrace, (7) Romantic Dinner in a restaurant in Ubud.