Every pura has its own "birthday" according to Balinese calendar. On every birthday, people around pura will come to pray, and bring "sesajen" to devote their gods. In this picture, a group of people from one "banjar" (village) dressed uniformly special for an "odalan" of Pura Alas Kedaton. ❀ Bali Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat ❀ http://balifloatingleaf.com ❀
Tari Pendet - Balinese dance is performed exclusively for purposes of religious ceremonies. This dance was created by dance artists of Bali, I Nyoman Kaler, in the 1970's which tells the story of the decline Goddesses heaven to earth
Pendet is a traditional dance from Bali, Indonesia, in which offerings are made to purify the temple or theater as a prelude to ceremonies or other dances. Pendet is typically performed by young girls, carrying bowls of flower petals, handfuls of which are cast into the air at various times in the dance. Pendet can be thought of as a dance of greeting, to welcome the audience and invite spirits to enjoy a performance.Pendet is the presentation of an offering in the form of a ritual dance.