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Purnama Kedasa 2021

The full moon celebration is one of the most signi​fic​ant holidays for the Balinese Hindus

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On this special day, ​Balinese Hindus celebrate the full moon with various rituals. Thousands of devotees gather in the mother temple, Besakih, for the 'Betara Turun Kabeh' ceremony to invite the deified ancestors and gods for a blessing. On the preceding Sunday, believers go for 'Melasti', a purification pilgrimage where people carry temple objects and heirlooms to the sanctified water sources. To experience such an authentic holiday is worth definitely a lot!​​

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