Pre-Nyepi (Silent day) rituals called the Melasti Ceremony. This ceremony is acleansing, made to clear the island of impurities. It starts with prayers in theTemple, then lines and lines of worshippers make their ways down to the streets tothe sea (or rivers) where a symbolic “wash” is committed. Temple effigies andartifacts are brought here to throw impurities to the sea, while worshippers prayand lay offerings. It is one of Bali’s most unmissable cultural events.
Nyepi is a Balinese "Day of Silence", fasting and meditation, that is commemoratedevery Isakawarsa (Saka new year) according to the Balinese calendar. It is a Hinducelebration mainly celebrated in Bali, Indonesia. The day following Nyepi is alsocelebrated as New Year's Day.
Odalan is an important Hindu ritual conducted by the Balinese people to ensure spiritual harmony. In Bali there are over 4500 temples where ceremonies is held. It is an occasion when the Hindu village community comes together, invite the gods to visit them for 3 or more days, perform religious services together offering refreshments and entertainment.
With By The Sea family we always organize this event two times a year in our backyard of our Head quarters and factory's temple in Canggu. It's a social occasion that we like to share with all our staffs and employees to celebrate and be part of the Hindu tradition, to be grateful with everything that is given for this company to grow and keep growing since 1999.
During the time of Galungan, the spiritual ambiance in Bali will be at its peak level. Gods and spirits of ancestors will come to visit earth.
Galungan is a celebration in which Balinese-Hindus celebrate the victory of dharma over adharma, which means that virtue overcomes evil. It marks the time when the ancestral spirits come to visit earth. Galungan is supposed to encourage the Balinese to show their gratitude to their sainted ancestors and the creator, Ida Sang Hyang Widi.
The Galungan ceremony marks the start of a series of important recurring ceremonies. For 10 consecutive days, the entire island will blossom with the many traditional decorations and offerings presented by the Balinese people. Furthermore, many small rituals and festivities will be held near the many temples on the island of the gods.