’ is a Hindu
holiday that is celebrated annually. On year 2013, Nyepi falls on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
The main purpose of Nyepi is pleading before God Almighty, to purify Buwana Alit (Human Side / Microcosmos) and Buwana Agung / Macrocosmos (the universe).
There are several series of exercising Nyepi day
, they are:
The Hindu people perform purification ceremonies also called Melis Melasti / Mekiyis
. On that day, all the existing means of praying in the temple (shrine) in procession to the beach
or lake, as the sea or lake is the source of holy water (Tirta Amerta
) and can purify all “leteh”
(gross) in man and nature.
The day before Nyepi, namely the “Tilem Sasih Kesanga
” (the 9th Black Moon), Hindus perform ritual Bhuta Yadnya
at all levels of society, ranging from individual families, hamlets, villages, districts, and so on, to take one one of the types ‘Caru
’ (sort of offerings) according to his ability. Tawur
itself a consecration / Pemarisuda Bhuta Kala
, and all ‘leteh
’ (defilement) is expected to vanish all.
is addressed to the Bhuta Raja, Bhuta Kala
and Bahtara Kala
, by pleading that they do not disturb people.
Followed by Mecaru Pengerupukan ceremony, the spread Tawur rice, torched house and the yard and hitting any objects (usually drums) to sound crowded / noisy.
This stage is done to drive Bhuta Kala from the house, the yard, and the environment.
Lodging in Bali
usually celebrated with a parade of Ogoh-Ogoh
which embodies Bhuta Kala
who paraded around the neighborhood, and then burned. The aim is the same, namely expelled Bhuta Kala
from the surrounding environment.
Summit of Nyepi Day, In today’s atmosphere as dead. No busy activity as usual. On this day Hindus perform “Catur Brata” Penyepian which consisting of ‘Amati Geni’ ( no fire/light), ‘Amati Karya’ (did not work), ‘Amati Lelungan’ (not traveling/not allowed to exit the house yard), and ‘Amati Lelanguan’ (not listening entertainment).
And for those that can also perform Tapa Brata, Yoga, and Semadhi
. No activity as usual. All activities were eliminated, Including public services, such as the International Airport, Harbor was closed, but not for hospitals.
Ngembak Geni, a day after the feast day of Nyepi, all the activity back on track. On this day the Saka New Year for a second day. Hindus did “Dharma Shanti” with a large family and neighbors, give thanks and sorry forgive each other, to begin a new year a clean sheet.
Tags: and Semadhi
, Bali Silent Day
, Bhuta Kala and Bahtara Kala
, Bhuta Raja
, Bhuta Yadnya
, Dharma Shanti
, Melis Melasti / Mekiyis
, Pengerupukan ceremony
, Tapa Brata
, Tilem Sasih Kesanga
, Tirta Amerta