BEGINNERS GUIDE TO BALINESE PRAYER, OFFERINGS, TEMPLES AND RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES

Have you ever wondered how and what happens when the Balinese or others (properly dressed of course) pray? Thanks to by Jim Cramer © http://www.baliadvisor.com

Hindu trinity: Brahma the creator, Wisnu the preserver and Siwa the destroyer.

A GUIDE TO WORSHIPPING FOR VISITORS

1) Sit quietly, men cross-legged, women kneeling to calm yourself and breathe in harmony in preparation for prayer.

2) Wash your face and hands in the smoke of the incense.

3) Praying with empty hands to connect to your own soul.

4) Hold a flower in your fingertips to pray to the supreme One.

5) Having discarded the single flower now hold different colored flowers in the finger tips to pray to the three God manifestations- Creator, Preserver and Destroyer.(Brahma, Wisnu and Siva)

6) Holding three or more flowers honouring the manifestations of the One God in All

7) Praying with empty hands beseeching peace in our selves and others

8) Wait quietly for the Pemangku to come around and sprinkle holy water on you and may be ‘blessed’ rice as well.

Thanks to Jim Cramer © http://www.baliadvisor.com

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO BALINESE PRAYER, OFFERINGS, TEMPLES AND RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES

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