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Bali Culture - the island of Gods

Written By Yhoga Dheviant on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 1:02 AM

Bali Province is one of the provinces in Indonesia is quite famous because it is one of the country's foreign exchange assets of Indonesia is quite high in the field of tourism. The capital of Bali is Denpasar.
Bali province itself does not only consist of the island (the gods) Bali, but also consists of many other islands, such as the island of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and others - others.
Bali Provincial astronomically located at 8 ° S and 115 ° East. This area still has a tropical climate like other province in Indonesia.
Geographically, the province borders the province of East Java, and Bali Strait to the west, the Sea of ​​Bali to the north, the Indian Ocean on the south, and the Lombok Strait to the east.
Bali's population consists of two, which is a native of Bali, also known as Bali Aga (read: bali age) and the bali Majapahit descent. While the Balinese culture has a distinctive culture because it has not been influenced by other cultures.


Formerly a resident of Bali Original faiths who believe in nature, but after going through the process of adaptation of Population Majapahit descent, generally the Balinese are Hindus, although now many are also people of other faiths Bali. Balinese Hindu belief in slightly different beliefs of the Hindu kingdom of Majapahit berasala who originally came from India, because the Balinese culture has been through the process of adaptation of these two kinds of people.

Population bali, have neighborhoods that have called Banjar Banjar head as the Kelihan.
Community Balinese Hindus in general, has some distinctive customs annually. Such habits are held every Nyepi Saka New Year.

On that day, each - each person must not leave the house, activities, and other electronic devices be turned on.
If this is not adhered to, then the police take care of customs duty - it is called pecalang.
Residents bali also still use the caste system in ceremonies - ceremonies, or religious.
Starting from the highest, Brahmin, Knight, Vaishya, Sudra.

Language bali consists of 3 languages ​​namely Bali soft (main), intermediate language bali, bali coarse language (contemptible).
Examples of the language bali from "eating" for all three languages ​​starting from the most delicate are Ngiunan, Ngajeng, Medar.
Of course all three languages ​​is an important factor distinguishing between one caste to another.
Because, language alus (main) usually worn by Brahmans, intermediate language used by the Knights and Vaishya, and bali abusive language commonly used by the Sudra.

Balinese traditional arts is one example Pendet, and rangda barong dance, Kecak dance.
Kecak dance
Kecak Dance

The food is typical of the most famous bali bali lawar.
Yaotu is raw meat, blood raw, shredded coconut, which we met in Jakarta as Urap. But if the ointment is a vegetable - vegetable, if lawar is meat.
Even better if given chile.

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