Day: September 11, 2018

Panca Yadnya, Sacrificial Rituals in Bali

In general, there are 5 categories of ceremonies to perform by Balinese. It is called Panca Yadnya; Panca means five and Yadnya means holy offerings. They are Dewa Yadnya, Pitra Yadnya, Manusa Yadnya, Rsi Yadnya, and Bhuta Yadnya. Dewa Yadnya Holy sacrifice / offering ceremony dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa (Supreme God) and all […]

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“Tri Hita Karana” Three Balinese Wisdom Concept

In Bali, the outlook and philosophy on life is called Tri Hita Karana, which literally translates as the Three Causes to Prosperity, bringing about harmonious relationships. This universal concept ties together the relationship of a person with God (Parahyangan), their Surroundings (Palemahan) and humanity (Pawongan). This harmonious lifestyle includes maintaining the balance of the spiritual […]

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