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Feb - 20 | | No comments. | Bali News



Nyepi Day by Hindus in Bali is celebrated as the day of the new year Caka. This feast day according to the Hindu calendar falls on one (penanggal linings) sasih X (kedasa) or exactly one day after tilem to IX (Kesanga). This year the feast of Nyepi falls on: March 12, 2013.
There are several series of exercising Nyepi day, that is:


Melasti or Melis often called Mekiis. Melasti ceremony was conducted on 13 sasih pengelong Kesanga (exactly traodasa kresnapaksa sasih IX). In the Melasti ceremony was performed purification or cleaning any facility or infrastructure worship. The tools or means of worship were cleared include: pratima and pralingga. The tools are then carried to the cleanup spot as the sea (beach) or other water sources that are considered sacred, according to circumstances where the ceremony (desa, kala, patra). The purpose of the Melasti ceremony is to invoke tirtha amerta as cleaning water from Hyang Widhi.

Tawur Kesanga

Tawur Kesanga fell the day before the feast day of Nyepi is the tilem Kesanga. In tawur ceremony was conducted in the form of offerings to the bhuta caru. Caru is to be devoted that the bhuta not lose its properties on the implementation of the feast of Nyepi. It also aims to eliminate the evil elements of the human beings that do not follow the man in the next year. Tawur Kesanga is often called the ceremony and also classified pecaruan yadnya bhuta ceremony.

Nyepi day

Nyepi feast day celebrated by people by way Catur Bratha Penyepian. Catur bratha penyepian consists of four kinds of restrictions are: observe geni (not light the fire), observe the work (did not work), observe lelungan (not working) and observe lelanguan (no entertainment activities). All restrictions in done to curb the passions and evil desires so as to achieve a calmness or peace of mind. With these thoughts could be introspecting for any actions in the past and at the same time cultivate good deeds for the following year. All this is done for one full day at the feast of Nyepi.

Ngembak Geni

The day after the holiday Nyepi, all the activity back on track. Today begins with worship and prayer to Hyang Widhi climbing for good in the new year. In today’s Ngembak geni stay in touch each other and people should forgive one another.

The feast day of Nyepi is essentially curbing the passions and self introspection for all the deeds done in the past. Implementation of Nyepi holiday should be constituted with strong intention, sincere and honest with no particular ambition. Restraints lust to achieve inner freedom is a bond but the bond was done with full sincerity.

Canang Sari

Feb - 02 | | No comments. | Bali News


Canang Sari

Talking about Balinese culture, never apart from the religious affiliation of the Hindu people of Bali. In the Hindu concept of worship in the structures, which include: water, fire, flowers, fruit, leaves. In Balinese culture, this concept was put into practice in the form of art. One is the diversity of forms of offerings.
Canang sari is the simplest form of offerings, but is classified as a sufficient means to conduct worship. Canang sari itself means: an offering in the form of interest (component majority interest). In eight districts in Bali, Canang sari diverse forms. However, the form of popular Canang sari is Canang sari rectangular.

Component sari:
- Coconut leaves as a base;
- Porosan (small form of dried coconut leaves containing white chalk);
- Slice bananas;
- Slice of sugarcane:
- Boreh miik (a kind of sweet-smelling powder);
- Kekiping (a type of glutinous rice cake is small and thin);
- On it laid flowers variegated (usually a color: white, yellow, red, green);

Fill Canang sari follows the rules set forth in the Lontar(Balinese book written on palm leaves). So, no cymbals extract taken from the Vedas, but the content of the Vedas which is then translated into a papyrus written by their ancestors in Bali.
Canang sari commonly used as offerings daily. While the days of religious, Canang sari used only as a complement. In those days, the Balinese use a variety of offerings in the higher level, the manufacturing and the rules it is much more complicated than Canang Sari
Canang sari is very easily available in traditional markets in Bali. The price is varied, but generally not too expensive. Denpasar and surrounding areas, the price of 25 pieces of Canang Sari Rp 6,000 – Rp 7,000 rupiah. On certain days, especially on the feast days, Canang sari experiencing surge price. Could reach Rp. 9,000 – Rp. 10,000 per 25 pieces.
Although simple, Canang sari is very popular and needed in Bali. In addition, the Canang sari is very pretty and beautiful to look at. Moreover, added incense on it and splash holy water, there is an aura of coolness that is emitted from the Canang sari.



Highway Nusa Dua – Ngurah Rai – Benoa Bali

Sep - 29 | | No comments. | Bali News

Plan of Attack flyover construction, Denpasar-Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, will be completed until the Ngurah Rai Airport,  to overcome the traffic in the tourist area of Kuta.

It will also support the construction of an underpass (underpass) at Simpang Siur, Dewa Ruci statue , but only one side, Nusa Dua-lane Sunset Road, while the direction of Sanur canceled

Explained that the first phase of the development plan flyovers Attack-Tanjung Benoa (Toll STB), Nusa Dua, along the 12 kilometers that is estimated to cost R1, 2 trillion, which is expected to be completed before 2013.

The underpass Simpang Dewa Ruci Kuta is only requires the release of the land area of 62 acres or 6200 square meters. “Land acquisition is not so burdensome, because the access toward to Sanur is no longer need to be built

Access the “underpass” toward Sanur not need to be built, because with the STB toll estimated traffic flow in  Bypass Ngurah Rai Sanur direction is not too dense.

Similarly, the construction of highway-Nusa Dua Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport in Tuban, then the flow of vehicles on Bypass Ngurah Rai on the same track also was not too crowded.

We hope that all parties understand the development plan as a whole. Thus no longer be pessimistic. This will overcome bottlenecks that have been happening

Regarding the possibility of co-investing in Badung regency highway construction, it is mentioned that it is currently still under discussion with the local parliament. “We first need to be calculated or not to participate in the investment.

We hoped that with the construction of the motorway as a whole, the attack-Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua-Ngurah Rai Airport, along with the manufacture of underground street in Simpang Dewa Ruci, will be able to make a comfortable for tourist trip in Bali.

We must have a commitment to maintain international destinations safe and comfortable as the slogan ‘island.’ There is no reason to doubt. We hope that all parties support it.


Sep - 02 | | No comments. | Bali News

Fisherman at Canggu Beach 3

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» Get Skype, call free! Located 20 minutes north of  Seminyak along the coast Canggu has rice fields that come right down to the beach. Canggu is a place that most surfers will know about, with its larger than Kuta as well, sandy beach and not much else. The beaches have dark grey or black sand and are not particularly good for swimming, but do offer some renowned and challenging surfing spots. The area is popular with many expatriates who choose to live here, and a large number of villas owned by overseas nationals are also located here. Much of the area features quietly undulating terrain with the rice paddies that typify much of south central Bali.

It’s famous for three things: the surf, the rice field views and the private villa rentals. The vast majority of accommodation in Canggu comes in the form of private luxury villas, which we as a rule don’t cover due in general to their expense. So for home stays and hotels in Canggu, here is where really stood out for us

What is the attraction of Canggu? Well apart from the surfing, its quiet, it was cheap, very local and offers lovely views of rice fields as opposed to cement in Seminyak. Holiday villas and long term rentals have sprung up as the market has moved away from hotels. People want to rent a luxury villa in the rice fields and be close to the beach, rather than rent a box in a 4-storey hotel. For people living in Bali Canggu offers a pleasant place to go home to that is within reach of Kuta. Its right on the edge, another 20 minutes would be too far for most people.

What is a good beach in Canggu?
While each of the beaches has its own name, they’re really all just a continuation of the same strip of sand broken up by small rivers. Our favourite was Berawa, as you’re within walking distance of a couple of beach bars towards Batu Belig, there’s lots of beach and the waters were good and unthreatening for swimming.

Bali Art Festival

Jun - 04 | | No comments. | Bali News

Bali hold a party every year which called The Bali Arts Festival or PKB . At this year The Bali Arts Festival 34th will be held again from June, 9 to July, 9 2012. This events are presented party of arts, and valuable heritage also new art creations of artists who lived and was born in Bali. In addition PKB also usually filled with other arts from throughout the country and around the world. The performance is very attractive and interesting.
The performance of art describing typical each area, starting from traditional customs, wedding rituals, traditional dance and gamelan, such as an attraction mekotekan from Badung Regency, paraded bade of oxen in cremation ritual or Ngaben in Gianyar, also the rat cremation in Tabanan Regency symbolized of pests control which damaged farmer’s rice field.

Surrounding The Bali Art Festival usually there are a lot of people selling various trinkets Balinese
If you have a plan on holiday in Bali for that period, please don’t forget come on the Bali Art Centre – Denpasar. To showing the Bali Arts Festival 34th you can learn more about Bali and increase your knowledge of Culture.

Best Regards,
Bali Rent Houses Team