Thursday, May 29, 2008

Holy Celebration at SIlayukti Temple (Feb 27th - Feb 30th 2008)

After 210 days passed, holy celebration finally held in Silayukti Temple. At this time the situation wasn't much different from last time celebration, always crowded of people from all around Bali. (Visit here for Padang Bai and Silayukti Story Information). There are a complex of temple in Silayukti. The complex consist of five major temple.

At the first time we will see Pura Segara Temple, located in the bottom of the cliff from this place we able to see a very great sea and cliff view, also lot's of traditional and semi-traditional fisherman boats. Balinese people will pray here for the first time before continued to Silayukti Temple.

The second temple was located in the Northern side of SIlayukti temple. this temple usually called as Pura Telaga Mas or Pura telaga Muncar. This is the second place that will be visited by Hindus people for pray before continued to Silayukti temple. This temple function, depend on "Pemangku" in there was for purifying the soul and clear the mind before continued to the holiest temple in the center. This also seen by it's name (Telaga=pool,water).

The third temple is Silayukti Temple, located at the center of all building complex, this is the most holiest temple in this area. From the story this temple was Built by Empu Kuturan when he first time arrive in Bali from Java (read more here).

The fourth temple is Tanjung Sari Temple, this temple located southernmost of all temple. This temple said as place to make any wish before leaving the Silayukti temple. Usually this is the last temple that visited by Hindus visitor before they leaving, or otherwise they able to continued it to Cave Temple on the East side of Silayukti temple.

Cave temple built in the middle of a reef located in east side of Silayukti temple, not of all Hindus people who visit Silayukti temple will visit his temple, because it's optional. But from this temple we able to see a very great view of the sea with reef and rock on the bottom. This place looks very dangerous for the first time but it's totally safe.

Wantilan is a building in front of Silayukti temple that usually used to sleep for visitor who come at night and spend all night here. At the evening this place usually used for held some kinds of Balinese traditional musical performance.

If you missed for the ceremony this time than you have to wait until 210 days, that will be held on September 24th, 2008.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Udayana University (UNUD) Bali

Udayana University is the oldest university in Bali. UNUD built at Uugust 17th, 1962. But before the that time, since September 29th, 1958 already has a university in Bali which is Fakultas Sastra Udayana, but at that time this Faculty is only a part from Airlangga University in Surabaya. This Faculty then growth into Udayana University and still exist until now. This University is the best faculty in Bali after all.

At this time Udayana University already have ten faculty, two program study, and one other program which are :
1. Fakultas Sastra (Language)
2. Fakultas Kedokteran (Doctor)
3. Fakultas Hukum (Law)
4. Fakultas Ekonomi (Economy)
5. Fakultas Teknik (Technique)
6. Fakultas Pertanian
7. Fakultas Peternakan
8. Fakultas MIPA
9. Fakultas Kedokteran Hewan
10. Fakultas Teknologi Pertanian
11. Program study Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat (IKM)
12. PS Pariwisata.
13. Program Pasca Sarjana


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Nyepi Report on March 7th, 2008

As you know that Nyepi on this year was already celebrate at March 7th, 2008. There's nothing special at the celebration at this year, just the same like last year. But one day before Nyepi, I was spend my time in Pakel, Desa gegelang, which is a small village in Karangasem. In this village the people celebrate Ngerupuk by held an Ogoh-Ogoh parade that start at 6.00 pm until 10.00 pm. Well although not as good as Ogoh-ogoh in Denpasar or Gianyar of course but The spirit of the villager wasn't lose from them.

On Nyepi lot's of villager still follow the rule and didn't come out from the house, if they didn't have urgent thing that should do. From my experience the people on the village was better that in Denpasar city when they celebrate Nyepi. On Denpasar I usually seen lots of people come out from their house and having some fun during Nyepi. Well that's a little report on this Nyepi. For you who miss this celebration try come next year at March 26th, 2009.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Photo of Goa Lawah Temple

As I promised long time ago, here is the new Photo's of Pura Goa Lawah Temple after the renovation.
The temple itself now have a very great garden with a dragon statue in the center of the garden and lot of new building was built around.

The entrance also changed from the east side of the Temple became south side of the temple.

In front of the temple the road was larger than previous, but unfortunately, the room for pray was not change a lot.
Above are some of the new photos... Click to Enlarge the images, there three images taken on the night because when I visit the Temple at the evening it's very full of people, so I decided to comeback at night when the visitor was already reduced.