Melasti Ceremony is a Hindu Bali – Indonesia religious ceremony to purify Bhuana Alit (small world) and Bhuana Agung (the universe). This ceremony also held in some part of Indonesia where there is Hindu Temple with Hindu Community e.g. Lombok Island, East Java, Jogyakarta, Jakarta, East Kalimantan etc. This ceremony is performed with a parade procession followed by thousand of Hindu people by bringing all the equipment ceremonies and the symbol of gods to the sea or other water sources of holy water that are believed by Hindus as a place to purify all the elements of this universe.
It’s hard to miss, as lines of ladies carrying offerings on their heads (a procession called‘Mapeed’), men carrying the pratima shrines on their shoulders and others holding up Balinese umbrellas take to the streets and walk from temple or village to the coast or other holy water sources ( Pura Beji ). The Balinese gamelan orchestra are always nearby, the clangs, bangs and clashes adding to the atmosphere.
This year 2019 Melasti Ceremony held between 1 st of March 2019 to 5 th of March 2019 according decision of each village. Let see the unique tradition of Bali with “ Bali Driver Guide, Bali Tour Guide “ and explore the beauty and nature of Bali.