Bali is a very beautiful island. Various kinds of beauty painted from the sea, hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and even to the cliffs also provide natural beauty that is admired by tourists. The beauty of nature is supported by the beauty of religion, culture and tradition make Bali as the number one tourist destination in the world.
Melasti is a ritual in Hindu customs in Bali. In Hindu beliefs, water sources such as rivers, lakes and the sea are regarded as living water (tirta amerta). Melasti is a cleansing and cleansing process of sacred objects belonging to the temple (pralingga or pratima Ida Bhatara and all its sacred gear.
This Melasti is part of the procession in a great traditional ceremony. At the time of Melasti, hundreds of Hindus walked carrying sacred objects from the local temple to the source of holy water.
I have several times following this melasti procession and often immortalize it into a photography artwork. All Balinese traditional and cultural ceremonies have high and highly photogenic art that often attracts photographers to capture them.
Photographer : I Putu Agus Muliadi
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