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Bali 59 Unique island


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The Balinese language has no word for "art" and "artist." To the Balinese, art is not a category; it is a way of life. Therefore, there is no need for those definitions. Everywhere, in palaces, temples, and homes, art has been a central vehicle. People are expected to surround themselves with things of beauty.

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Bali 59 Unique island

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  3. 3. A paddy field is a flooded parcel of arable land used for growing semiaquatic rice.Paddy fields are the typical feature of rice farming in east, south and southeast Asia. Paddies can be built into steep hillsides as terraces and adjacent to depressed or steeply sloped features such as rivers or marshes. They can require a great deal of labor and materials to create, and need large quantities of water for irrigation.
  4. 4. Art house Saraswati
  5. 5. Barong Legong
  6. 6. In Bali, Islamic Indonesia’s Hindu enclave, every village has a minimum of three temples and Ganesha is a familiar entity. He presides over knowledge, along with Goddess Saraswati. More prominently, he is a guardian deity of temples – Dvarapala – and is therefore, stationed at their gates. Since his task is to obstruct demons, the Balinese Ganesha is typically stern- faced.
  7. 7. DewiSri,GoddessofRice Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science. She is the companion of Brahma, also revered as his Shakti (power).
  8. 8. Bali art
  9. 9. Desa tenganan famous for its Lontar sacred books, traditional Balinese palm- leaf books Balinese use specially processed palm leaves known as lontar to record details for future preservation. Lontar (Palm leaf manuscripts) functioned like a book used by Balinese community to record every event and immortalize literary works.
  10. 10. On the palm leaf is inscribed any proceedings so that they can be learned by the following generations.
  11. 11. Lontar is deeply venerated by Balinese, anyone who wishes to read lontar regularly needs to undergo a consecration ritual (mawinten) which must be performed by a brahman priest. Lontar cannot be sold or thrown away when damaged but it can be burned with proper ceremony and offerings. Lontar is still being used in Bali for rendering texts, especially those which are considered sacred such as history of a clan, religious practices, magic related- incantations, parts of Ramayana or Mahabharata epic, information on horoscopes, soothsaying and calendars, technical literature, science, instruction, medicine, cock fighting, etc
  12. 12. Masks are used in dance and drama performances and are treated with a great deal of respect. They represent the faces of gods, heroes and revered persons. Masks are put on the head, the most sacred part of the body, and never on the ground.
  13. 13. The Green School (Bali) is a primary and secondary school located along the Ayung River near Ubud. The school’s ecologically-sustainable design and focus on sustainability education for young students have been widely reported. Run as a private school for children from kindergarten to high-school age, the school has attracted “world-wide attention”
  14. 14. The school's 75+ buildings are cooled and powered by renewable energy sources including micro-hydro power, from a “hydroelectric vortex”, solar power, and bio- diesel. The school’s campus is designed on an “organic permaculture system” intended to work with the natural ecology of the land, and the school’s students cultivate an organic garden as part of their school activities
  15. 15. The Bali bombing memorial at the site of the original Paddy's Pub across the road from the site of the now demolished Sari club The 2002 Bali bombings occurred on 12 October 2002 in the tourist district of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. The attack killed 202 people (including 88 Australians, 38 Indonesians, 27 Britons, 7 Americans and 6 Swedish citizens. A further 240 people were injured. The Bali bombing memorial in London
  16. 16. Kuta beach
  17. 17. Pura Ulun Danu Batur (also known as "Pura Ulun Danu," "Pura Batur" or "Pura Bat") is the second most important temple in Bali, after Pura Besakih. Built in 1926, the temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu, goddess of lakes and rivers. "Ulun Danu" literally translates as "head of the lake“ Supreme Water Temple of Pura Ulun Danu Batur is part of the Subak System, UNESCO world heritage site
  18. 18. Pura Ulun Danu Batur
  19. 19. Pura Ulun Danu Batur
  20. 20. Mother temple or Pura Besakih on the slopes of a Volcanic mountain is the largest and Holiest temple of Bali
  21. 21. The Mother Temple of Besakih, or Pura Besakih, in the village of Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung in eastern Bali, Indonesia, is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali
  22. 22. An offering to the gods at a village temple festival gamelan
  23. 23. Pura Taman Ayun
  24. 24. The Royal Temple of Mengwi is one of the most important temples in Bali. Built in 1634 by a King of the Mengwi dynasty, this impressive complex stands on an island in a river, its inner temple surrounded by a moat. Its Balinese name Pura Taman Ayun literally means ‘Garden Temple in the Water’.
  25. 25. The Royal Water temple of Pura Taman Ayun is part of the Subak System (the thousand year old self-governing associations of farmers who share the use of irrigation water for their rice fields), UNESCO world heritage site Pura Taman Ayun Intricate Carvings on One of The Structures at The Inner Courtyard
  26. 26. The Yellowish-streaked Lory (Chalcopsitta sintillata), also known as the Streaked Lory or Yellow- streaked Lory, is a species of parrot
  27. 27. The Monkey forest in Ubud
  28. 28. The Monkey forest in Ubud
  29. 29. Frozen Dragon Stare - “These are statues of the Komodo Dragons looking at a river in the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali”, wrote the photographer
  30. 30. Gilimanuk
  31. 31. Gilimanuk
  32. 32. Gilimanuk
  33. 33. Bali is know as the "island of a thousand temples".
  34. 34. Pura pulaki. Temple in Singaraja
  35. 35. Pura pulaki. Temple in Singaraja
  36. 36. spiritual Journey to Pemuteran Pulaki Temple
  37. 37. The Statue of "Singa Ambara Raja" (Winged Lion Statue). The “Singa Ambara Raja” (Winged Lion) is the symbol of Buleleng Regency. The statue of Singa Ambara Raja is erected at the middle of the T-junction at the front of the office of Local Government of Buleleng. This statue has become a popular landmark of North Bali, Buleleng Regency.
  38. 38. Singaraja, is the second largest city in Bali and the regency seat of Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia. It has population of 80,500.
  39. 39. A lovely couple - Jero Gede, with dark complexion, with his wife, Jero Luh, Nearly all Balinese know the tragic love story between King Jayapangus, who reigned in the 12th century, and a Chinese princess. Yet it doesn’t prevent them from flocking to a traditional art performance featuring the story. The storyline is quite simple. Jayapangus married Kang Ching Wei despite the court high priest’s warning. The priest argued that the gods would not bless the couple. Soon a massive flood destroyed the palace, forcing Jayapangus to relocate to Balingkang, near present day Kintamani. Seeking the blessing of the gods, Jayapangus climbed Gunung Batur to meditate. There he met and seduced a beautiful princess, Dewi Danu. Their amorous relationship brought a son named Mayadenawa (literally, the demon of illusion).
  40. 40. Worried about the fate of her husband, Kang Ching Wei ascended the mountain only to find that the king had a new wife. In a fit of rage, Dewi Danu killed both the king and his foreign queen. The grief- stricken people of Balingkang begged her to resurrect their leaders. Dewi Danu agreed on one condition: both would be revived in the form of barong landung (tall wooden effigies). The king would become Jero Gede, a black effigy with fangs, while Kang Ching Wei would be Jero Luh, a light- skinned lady effigy with slanted eyes. For the special ritual of Melasti, villages across the island still parade the sacred barong landung (the word landung means tall and these figures are about 3 metres tall) to ward off disasters and plagues
  41. 41. Pura Gede Perancak
  42. 42. Pura Gede Perancak Beautiful Sea Temple in West Bali
  43. 43. Pura Gede Perancak commemorates the site of Dang Hyang Nirartha's arrival in Bali in 1546. Saivite religious figure in Bali and a Hindu traveler, he was the founder of the Shaivite priesthood in Bali.
  44. 44. Text: Internet Pictures: Internet & Nicoleta Leu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş Sound: David Parsons - Urarto to Ubud