Those demoniac statues are built for the Ngrupuk, which takes place on the eve of Nyepi day in Bali, Indonesia.
Ogoh-ogoh normally take the form of mythological beings, mostly demons. As with many creative endeavours based on Balinese Hinduism, the creation of Ogoh-ogoh represents spiritual aims inspired by Hindu philosophy.
The purpose of the ogoh-ogoh statues are to clear and purify the streets of evil and negative forces; said to accumulate at main crossroads of villages.
This was done in a folk-based ritual called Ngerupuk (a kind of exorcism), which previously only involved noise and torches.
Don’t miss next Ogho Ogho event the night before next Nyepi, the Balinese new year (22nd of March 2023).
You can find parades in many districts of the island starting from the sunset time untill late in the main streets. The pictures here where taken between Jimbaran and Kuta districts.
Follow the map here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/yNoZLgzfgwdibCms6?g_st=ic
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If you are thinking about good and healthy food our advice is to try @lokanta_bistro in Berawa.
You will be struck by the elegant atmosphere and the simplicity and great variety of dishes on offer.
The Mediterranean cuisine will make you feel at home and you can enjoy a really huge buffet of Middle Eastern scents and colors dishes.
The Turkish owners know how to get you in the right place, the architecture of the restaurant will impress you with elegance and design while keeping the traditional Balinese style alive.
The buffet service provides that you can pick anything out from the buffet and fill it to a very large full plate with only 155k (10 USD).
If you are in Bali or are about to go there soon our recommendation to try this place, to reach it follow the directions on google map: Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.
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The barong and keris dances are traditional Balinese dances that depict the battle between Barong as a good character and Rangda as an evil character, which is often shown to tourists as one of the cultural attractions that always amazes us.
As for the location of the barong dance performances, most of them are located in Batubulan Village, Gianyar Bali. It is very easy to find because it is located on the main road to Ubud village.
One of the famous and popular barong and keris performances is Sahadewa Barong & Kecak Fire Dance which is located on Jl. Puseh Temple, Batubulan, Kec. Sukawati, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80582. You can use google map to get to this place, if from Kuta it will take about 60 minutes drive and if from Ubud about 30 minutes drive.
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