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

We LOVEd it :)

Testimonial

Terranora, Australia
Reviewed 12 February via mobile

Angel house was amazing, we only booked for 3 nights but ended up staying 7! The room was beautiful and the staff were amazing, they were there for whatever we needed but never intrusive. Breakfast was delicious and good coffee, and I HIGHLY recommend the jummu (Balinese health drink) it was the little details that made the difference, having access to the fridge and little kitchen, free drinking water, massive DVD collection (wet season in Bali with 2 children) made all the difference. 100%, after three weeks of hotel hopping across Bali, Angel house was a welcome slice of paradise. It’s a little tricky to find the first time, so check your maps, but once you so its fairly easy to get around. No taxi though. So hire a scooter or a driver.
Also highly recommend Canting Balinese cooking school, they pick up and drop of from the home stay.

Angel House Ubud (Balinese-Aussie version) Special Jamu recipe :)

Our guests often ask for the recipe of our famous Jamu served either hot or cold at breakfast! So now I have provided the recipe so you can make your own at home to boost your mood, feel more energy and reduce inflammation! Angel House Ubud Balinese-Aussie Jamu Recipe It will never be the same taste as the Angel House version but…it is a very good substitute and will remind you of the fabulous breakfasts Angel House Ubud serves.
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INGREDIENTS for ANGEL HOUSE UBUD’s JAMU

  • 1/2 cup finally chopped yellow or white TURMERIC or a mix of both (if you are lucky to source in your local Asian supermarket).
  • 1/2 cup finally chopped fresh GINGER or if you can substitute Galangal root.
  • 2 tabs of TAMARIND PASTE (or a thumb size piece of fresh Tamarind pulp)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup palm sugar or 2-3 tabs of Raw Honey (or sweeten to taste after cooking).

PLUS TO ADD TO THE JAMU AFTER COOKING

JUICE OF: 5-10 limes OR 3-5 Lemons OR 3 fresh Grapefruit.

 

NOTE: Turmeric will stain your hands, bench and all utensils used. Be aware that making Jamu in your best clothes or in a white T-shirt may result in permanent staining 😉

I always wear an apron/pinny when I make this. I don’t mind having yellow hands and nails but if you do not want staining then wear gloves 🙂

  • In a large saucepan or stock pot, add ingredients and 2 litres of water and bring to the boil. Simmer with LID OFF for 30-45 minutes until it gets a slightly creamy texture and water is reduced to approx. 1.5 litres. 
  • Let the Jamu cool and strain  through a sieve, squeezing the remaining pulp to extract as much of the goodness as possible. ADD YOUR CHOSEN JUICE 🙂
  • Poor into clean and sterilised bottles and store in the fridge.
  • Dilute by 50% with either HOT or COLD water and drink. Selamat Minum 🙂

Jamu is a traditional medicine from Indonesia. It is predominantly a herbal medicine made from natural materials, such as roots, bark, flowers, seeds, leaves and fruits. Wikipedia

ANGEL HOUSE UBUD: BOUTIQUE HOTEL, AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE “Welcoming guests the world over”

ANGEL HOUSE UBUD: BOUTIQUE HOTEL,

AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE

“Welcoming guests the world over”

ABOUT

Angel House is a 3-suite only, boutique hotel in the Balinese village of Mas Ubud, only 10mins south of the bustling tourist centre of Ubud.

Tourists wanting to experience traditional Balinese daily life and culture stay with us because they have a rare opportunity to walk the quiet streets of Mas and chat to the friendly local Balinese, photograph a ceremony, traditional Balinese stone carved doorway and along the way watch the farmers tending their rice fields or visit some famous wood carving galleries. The traditional food market, ‘Pasar Mas’ is open from 5am selling fresh fruits, meats, tofu and tempe as well as traditional Balinese breakfast and Balinese snacks. At night it turns into a night market serving local food such as Sate Ayam (Chicken sate and rice) and fresh juices.

We are also a short stroll into the tourist village of Tarukan Mas. Angel House is close to local supermarkets, ATM, moneychanger, restaurants, art galleries and hospital (with pharmacy and 24hr Emergency department).

Angel House Ubud is LGBTQ friendly 🙂

The Bale Banjar (community meeting hall) and the famous temple of Pura Taman Pule are only a 5minute stroll from here.

2018 Calendar of Balinese Temple Festivals

Bali is simply magical.

The island has been dubbed the ‘Island of the Gods’, but could just as easily be referred to as the ‘Island of a Thousand Temples’. These temples, being sacred sites for the Balinese Hindus as worshipping places, are also important features on the island’s calendar of events and festivities. Bali’s unique calendar system, known as pawukon, rotates every 210 days and it charts the small to grand temple festivals or anniversaries known as odalan. Here we’ve rounded up the Balinese temple festivals (based on their piodalan, or anniversaries) from July throughout December this year to help you observe the festivities unique to Bali. It’s an absolute feast for the shutterbugs among you.

JULY – AUGUST – SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER – NOVEMBER – DECEMBER

 

2018 Calendar of Balinese Temple Festivals : Revel in Their Life and Colour

Angel House Ubud commitment to the environment and to our community.

Angel House Ubud commitment to the environment and to our community.

At Angel House we are committed to the environment to our local community. Here are some of the ways in which we strive to improve our impact on Bali’s limited resources.

  • we use locally sourced and  organic food where possible and buy cultivated traditional Bali rice (no pesticides, Neem oil only and organic fertilisers)
  • we do not use MSG in any of our cooking
  • less consumption of energy by encouraging guests to switch off all fans and AC when not in their room
  • encouraging guests to go ‘toilet paper free’ by using the mandi hose/bidet hose
  • by using only low watt LED lighting in all rooms and common areas and gardens
  • using solar lighting in the garden and around the swimming pool
  • using sensor lights wherever possible
  • we compost all our organic materials including offerings (Canang Sari)
  • waste water system for our kitchen waste converts to grey water
  • we have a  bio-septic system which uses Bokashi micro-organisms to break down human waste
  • social project (Tunjung women’s Project) a social enterprise and women’s project based in a poor village in Bali – Angel House Ubud purchases calico bags as ‘gifts’ for our guests to use when shopping and to reduce the amount of plastic bags in Bali 🙂
  • participates in the Eco Bali recycling program. All glass, plastic, paper and metal are recycled and this service is provided free to our neighbours.
  • all staff from the village of Mas Ubud
  • Angel House tours support the local community
  • electric mosquito lamps in guest and main areas have reduced mosquito numbers without using any chemicals
  • only neem oil and organic fertilisers are used in Angel House gardens
  • biodegradable cleaning products
  • active in the village community of tarukan Mas ubud Bali