The Balinese have two traditional calendars, the Sasih and the Pawukon, which run parallel to one another. Whilst the Sasih originates from a Hindu calendrical system originating in India, the Pawukon is said to be indigenous to Bali, rooted in the rice growing cycle as well as Indonesian mythology. Used together, these two calendars determine the complex round of ritual and ceremony that permeates day-to-day life on the... Read more
Tumpek Wayang is special day devoted to Sang
Hyang Iswara, the Lord of Puppeteers, when blessing ceremonies called sudamala conducted by dalang (pupeteers) are performed on all wayang (traditional leather shadow
puppets) as well as being a day for mental and physical purification rites for
those born during this week. The particular transitional da...