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  • Praying for the ancestors

    Pray and meditation in front of the holy shrine dedicated to the forefathers of the family. Good to learn how the Balinese pray and worship, and be treated to insights about Balinese life.

  • Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

    The sightseeing point and my first destination every time I visited Bali. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or the Lake Bratan Temple, is a significant Buddhist Hindu temple located on the shores of Lake Bratan (or Danau Bratan) in the Bedugul region. Constructed in…

  • Bali Aga in Tenganan

    An old man in Tenganan the village where the origin Bali Aga people are living. This face tells storries and he is one of the rare old inhabitants of Bali island. The Bali Aga, also referred to as the Bali Mula (mula meaning 'initial' or 'original' in Bal…

  • Participators at the temple festival

    A young girl fondles her mother. A group of Balinese women sitting as onlookers during the temple festival ceremony on the occasion of an official opening of the temple in the village Sembung in the province Mengwi on Bali. The lovely small girl caressing…

  • Private Paduraksa gate

    Paduraksa, known as Kori Agung is a type of gateway covered with towering roof that can be found everywhere on the island of Bali. This is the gate to the inner courtyard of the private temple on the property of my friends family Bandem.

  • In front the shrine of forefathers

    Ni Kadek Mayang Sari greets me for praying in the private temple complex. This place normally is peaceful and desolate. They transform into scenes of great activity during festivals or temple anniversaries. Other times a place for praying and offering the…

  • Demons dolls for selling out

    During my walk along a mainroad in the small twon Tabanan on Bali. Ogoh Ogoh dolls maybe an ideal souvenier present for your relations at home, good demons like the Barong doll where offered too.

  • Landscape nearby Gunung Batukaru

    Along the sideway to the mount Batukaru with its marvellous temple complexes we made a stop to enjoy the cultivate landscape. The covered plants are longbeans protected agains bird eating.

  • Ni Komang Mayasanti

    Short name Komang means the third born baby. Komang is the twenty minutes younger twin sister of my friend Mayang and is living in Switzerland for many years. My photo shows her praying and giving respect with the holy smoke from an incense stick (dupa) t…

  • Pura Luhur Batukaru

    The temple's most important shrine is a 7-tiered meru dedicated to Mahadewa, the God of Mount Batukaru. The temple remains an extremely sacred site for Bali's Hindu population. Only a few tourist visiting this holy place which you only arrive in private a…

  • The temple Pura Batukaru

    The temple referred to by locals as Pura Luhur Batukaru, is one of Bali’s key temples, located at the foot of namesake Mount Batukaru. The walled compounds contain several shrines, as well as high 'meru' towers, and 'bale' pavilions with unmistakably anci…

  • Young girl worshippers inside Pura Batukaru

    Balinese families with their children dressed in the traditional clothes from adjacent villages in nearby Wangaya Gede and from all over the island make pilgrimages to this mountain temple for blessings.

  • Parade of temple women in Sembung

    It is impressive how often and how much the people of Bali carry laboriously made offerings to the temple every day, even though they hardly have anything of their own. Offerings to worship the gods and appease demons are part of every day's routine. A pa…

  • Perpustakaan Umum Gianyar

    The Balinese style building of the library in Gianyar Regency.

  • Adii producing canang sari

    Canang sari is offered to the God everyday as a form of grateful and thanking for the peace which is already given to the world. The philosophy of the offering is to sacrifice our self because it requires time and energy to prepare the offerings. Adii mak…

  • A Penjor in the sunlight

    Beautiful Penjor are erected to symbolize the dominance of good (dharma) over evil (adharma) as well as to offer thanks to the gods. In addition, penjor show devotion to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his manifestation as Hyang Giri Pati (the God of the mountai…

  • Rita as a portrait modell

    As I set all new photos which I captured from Bali this time a portrait picture of Rita should not be missed. Rita - her full name Ritadeliana - sometimes I call her Ritong which is a Balinese belittlement she likes to be called.

  • Pura Taman Ayun in Mengwi

    Taman Ayun literally translates as ‘beautiful garden’ and is generally regarded as one of the most attractive temples of Bali. The Taman Ayun temple is situated in a beautiful park with trees and ponds, near the village of Mengwi not far away from my home…

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