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Ancestors from the beginning of time

The Balinese go to great efforts to treat their ancestors with utmost respect, as they believe that their spirits, in a very real sense, come back to their homes and the home temples that are a part of each piece of property for a Balinese family.

Ancestors from the beginning of time 1

See #1: Family Temple. The house temple called Sanggah or Merajan, is the place to worship the ancestors and the Hyang Guru.

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Ancestors from the beginning of time 2

Children are very involved in many of the ceremonies and celebrations, as they sing and dance and run to insure that good triumphs over evil.

The penjor is a curved bamboo pole that is decorated with offerings and displayed in the streets of each Balinese village. It’s a significant investment for the village to build and display penjor poles and they are so lovely. The entire island feels lifted up by these skyward, incredible displays.

With a belief in reincarnation and an active role for their remote ancestors, the Balinese are deeply tied to their land and their ancient culture.


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