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Main street corner : The Prayers

A bike blessing ceremony before a triathlon race. 

In the corner where the pura (temple) lies, a pemangku (priest) praying for safety and the success of a marathon event.

Before an event, Baliness always sembahyang (praying) and hold a ceremony to pray for the success of the event. Anything. From full moon, build a new house, move to a new house, a new office, move a pura, demolish a statue, cleaning up a temple, sporting event, you name it. It is common for a sporting event organizer to hire a pemangku (priest) to lead the ceremony.

6 comments:

  1. I love these pics - especially the ones of the bike blessing ceremony.

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  2. It is an interesting tradition, thank u for posting about the things I can't see and read about every day. One day maybe:) xx

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  3. These kinds of ceremonies are always so intriguing and beautiful.

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  4. So beautiful. I would love to go there :)

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  5. That is an awesome tradition! Thanks for teaching me more about your culture! Love your pictures!

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