Bali Temple Ceremony

Bali called The Island of Thousands Temples. Everywhere you go you will see a temple. The dedication or inauguration day of the temple is considered its birthday and the celebration always takes place on the same day if the, Wuku or 210 day calendar is used, a new moon system is used for calculation, then the celebration is always held on a new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ.

besakih temple ceremony
Besakih Temple Ceremony

Simple guidance when attending a Temple Ceremony: Always wear a sarong and sash, do not walk in front of people when they are praying, do not use flash or point your camera at the priests face, never sit higher than the priest, the offerings and/or people praying, during cremation ceremonies, do not get in the way of attendees, howerver perfect that photographic moment might be and women are not allowed to enter temples during their menstruation.

Calendar of Events feature Bali temple Festival as below:

  1. Temple Ceremony in September 2012
  2. The Rainan or holy day on September 2012 : Pemaridan Guru, Ulihan, Pemacekan Agung, Penampahan Kuningan, Kuningan Day and Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan, Buda Cemeng Langkir, Bhatara Shri, Tilem Sasih Ketiga,...

  3. Temple Ceremony in November 2012
  4. Based on Caka calendar, no big holiday in November 2012. Some rainan sunch us: Buda Kliwon Matal and Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan, Tilem sasih Kelima, Tumpek Kandang, Buda Cemeng Menail, Kajeng Kliwon...

  5. Temple Ceremony in October 2012
  6. In Caka Calendar, there are some Rainan on October 2012 sunch us: Buda Kliwon Pahang, Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan, Tumpek Krulut, Tilem Sasih Kapat, Buda Cemeng Merakih, Bhatari Shri day, Kajeng Kliwon...

  7. Temple Ceremony in December 2012
  8. Rainan or holy day on December 2012 : Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan, Buda Kliwon Ugu, Tilem sasih kenam, Tumpek Wayang and Kajeng Kliwon enyitan, Buda Cemeng Klawu, Purnama Sasih kepitu, Bhatara Shri day. ...

  9. Temple Ceremony January 2013
  10. The Rainan or holy day on January 2013 : Anggar Kasih Dukut, Buda Umanis Dukut, Tilem Kapitu, Hari Raya Saraswati, Soma Ribek, Pagerwesi, Purnama Kawulu, Landep, Redite Umanis Wukir and Buda Wage...

  11. Temple Ceremony February 2013
  12. No big temple ceremony in Bali on February 2013. The holy day (Rainan) in Bali for February 2013 is Bhatari Shri Day on 1 February 2013, Anggar Kasih Kulantir, Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan, Tilem Kewulu, Soma...

  13. Temple Ceremony March 2013
  14. There are some big holy days in March 2013 such as Nyepi Day, Ngembak Geni and Galungan day. Nyepi Day is on 12 March 2013, Galungan on 27 March 2013. ...

  15. Temple Ceremony April 2013
  16. Kuningan day on 6 April 2013 is a part of Galungan day and usually 10 days after Galungan, Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan day. The others rainan or holy days on April 2013 is Pemacekan Agung, Buda Cemeng...

  17. Temple Ceremony May 2013
  18. No big holy day in Bali for May 2013. Holy days in May 2013 is Buda Kliwon Pahang, Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan, Tilem Sasih Jiyesta, Tumpek Krulut, Buda Cemeng Merakih, Bhatara Shri day, Anggarakasih Tambir,...

  19. Temple Ceremony June 2013
  20. Rainan day or holy day in June 2013: Buda Kliwon Matal, Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan, Tilem Sasih Sadha, Tumpek Kandang, Buda Cemeng Menail, Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan, Bhatara Shri day, Purnama Sasih Mala Sadha...

  21. Temple Ceremony July 2013
  22. In July 2013 there are some holy day that held the temple ceremony in Besakih on 20 July 2013 (Tumpek Wayang Day). ...

  23. Temple Ceremony August 2013
  24. The big holy day on August 2013 is Saraswati day known as the return to earth of Sang Hyang Aji Saraswati as patron goddess / spillway knowledge, awareness (widya), and literature. ...

  25. Temple Ceremony September 2013
  26. No big holiday for Bali Temple Ceremony in September 2013, the Rainan in September such as: Anggar Kasih Kulantir, Buda Umanis Kulantir, Redite Kliwon Tolu, Soma Umanis Tolu and other. ...

  27. Temple Ceremony October 2013
  28. The big holiday in this month is Galungan on 23 October 2013, Buda Kliwon Dungulan. Galungan is a Balinese holiday celebrating the victory of dharma as a goodness over adharma as a evil. ...

  29. Temple Ceremony November 2013
  30. 10 days after Galungan day is Kuningan day on 2 November 2013, Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan,  calculated according to the 210-day Balinese calendar. ...

  31. Temple Ceremony December 2013
  32. No big holiday for Temple Ceremony in December 2013. The holy day in December 2013 is Tilem Sasih Kelima, Tumpek Krulut, Buda Cemeng Merakih and others ...

  33. Temple Ceremony January 2014
  34. No big holiday on January 2014, the Temple ceremony is on 1, 11, 15, 21, 22 and 30 January 2013 with Siwa Ratri on 29 January 2013 (Buda Pon Bala). ...

  35. Temple Ceremony February 2014
  36. Rainan or holy day in February 2014: Buda Keliwon Ugu, Purnama Kawulu, Tumpek Wayang, Buda Wage Kelawu, Anggar Kasih Dukut and Buda Umanis Dukut ...

  37. Temple Ceremony March 2014
  38. The holy day in March 2014 is Saraswati day, Saniscara Umanis Watugunung on 8 March 2014, Pagerwesi Buda Kliwon Sita on 12 March 2014 and Nyepi day ...

  39. Temple Ceremony April 2014
  40. Ngembak Geni is on 1 April 2014 is part of Nyepi day (one day after nyepi day), the day when Catur Berata Penyepian is over and Hindus societies usually visit to forgive each other and doing the...

  41. Temple Ceremony May 2014
  42. The big holiday on May 2014 is Galungan on 21 May 2014, Buda Kliwon Dungulan and Kuningan day on 31 May 2014, Saniscara Kliwon Kuningan is 10 days after Galungan day. Galungan and Kuningan day is...

  43. Temple Ceremony June 2014
  44. No big holy day in June 2014, Rainan or holy day is: Redite Umanis Langkir, Buda Wage Langkir, Redite Pon Medangsia, Soma Wage Medangsia, Anggara Keliwon Medangsia, Buda Umanis Medangsia, Wraspati...

  45. Temple Ceremony July 2014
  46. Rainan or Holy Day in July 2014 is: Hari Tumpek Krulut, Redite Umanis Merakih, Buda Wage Merakih, Purnama Kasa, Anggar Kasih Tambir, Buda Umanis Tambir, Buda Keliwon Matal ...

  47. Temple Ceremony August 2014
  48. Temple ceremony in August 2014 is on rainan: Hari Tumpek Kandang, Purnama Karo, Buda Wage Menail, Anggar Kasih Perangbakat, Buda Umanis Perangbakat ...

  49. Temple Ceremony September 2014
  50. Temple ceremony in September 2014 is: Buda Keliwon Ugu, Purnama Ketiga, Hari Tumpek Wayang, Buda Wage Kelawu, Anggar Kasih Dukut and Buda Umanis Dukut ...

  51. Temple Ceremony October 2014
  52. Saraswati on 4 October 2014 is the Goddess of Knowledge, symbolized by a beautiful woman with four hands celebrated every Saniscara, Umanis, Wuku Watugunung. Anothe holy day on October 2014 is: Some...

  53. Temple Ceremony November 2014
  54. Holy day or Rainan in Bali on November 2014 is: Some Ribek, Hari Raya Pagerwesi, Hari Tumpek Landep, Redite Umanis Ukir, Buda Wage Ukir, Anggar Kasih Kulantir And Buda Umanis Kulantir ...

  55. Temple Ceremony December 2014
  56. The big holy day in December 2014 is Galungan on 17 December 2014 and 10 days after Galungan is Kuningan day. Another haly day for Temple Ceremony in Bali is as below: ...

  57. Temple Ceremony January 2015
  58. No big holy day in January 2015, Rainan or holy day is: redite pon medangsia, purnama kepitu, soma wage medangsia, anggara keliwon medangsia, buda umanis medangsia, wraspati paing medangsia, redite...

  59. Temple Ceremony February 2015
  60. No big holy day in February 2015, Rainan or holy day is: Redite Umanis Merakih, Purnama Kawulu, Buda Wage Merakih, Anggar Kasih Tambir, Buda Umanis Tambir, Tilem Kawulu, Buda Keliwon Matal. ...

  61. Temple Ceremony March 2015
  62. No big holy day in March 2015, Rainan or holy day is: Purnama Kesanga, Hari Tumpek Kandang, Buda Wage Menail, Anggar Kasih Perangbakat and Buda Umanis Perangbakat. ...