Balinese Culture

Gamelan Orchestra::Bali, Indonesia::
Gamelan Orchestra
Balinese Musicians::Bali, Indonesia::
Balinese Musicians
Balinese Gongs::Bali, Indonesia::
Balinese Gongs

There are plenty Hindu festivals in Bali. When traveling around this Indonesian island it is not difficult to find a temple where celebration takes place. The religious feasts last for at least one full day. In some cases, the celebration can last for three, sometimes even seven days or longer, depending on the importance of the occasion. The shrines are dressed with umbrellas, long flags and pieces of multicolored fabrics. Finely dressed Balinese people bring flower and food offerings to the temple. They pray to the gods and march in the colorful processions accompanied by gamelan orchestra playing drums, metallophones and gongs.

Balinese Boys::Bali, Indonesia::
Balinese Boys
Canang (Traditional Offerings)::Bali, Indonesia::
Canang (Traditional Offerings)
Inside Village Temple::Bali, Indonesia::
Inside Village Temple
Women Carring Temple Offerings::Bali, Indonesia::
Women Carring Temple Offerings
Temple Procession::Bali, Indonesia::
Temple Procession
Village Temple Entrance::Bali, Indonesia::
Village Temple Entrance
Woman with Offerings on her Head::Bali, Indonesia::
Woman with Offerings on her Head
Food Offerings at the Temple::Bali, Indonesia::
Food Offerings at the Temple
Woman with Basket on her Head::Bali, Indonesia::
Woman with Basket on her Head
Temple Offerings::Bali, Indonesia::
Temple Offerings

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