Perang Pandan ( Mekare – Kare )

Symbolic Mekare kare (duel between two young men, who is respective armed with two pieces of thorny pandanous leaves on the right hand and an armour made of plaited rattan on the left), held at South Block (Patemu Kelod), at 04.00 pm. while swinging rituals on the ancient swing attended by maidens and little girls in their finest traditional dress at 06.00 pm and ended with prayer at Pura Banjar.

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Mekare kare as main rituals, is a warrior dance involving participants (couple of young men) who are completed respectively with pieces of thorny pandanous leaves as their arms on the right hand and an armour made of pleated rattan on the left. The event is preceded by rituals held at some temples attended by only maidens at 07.00 am. and ended up with prayer at Pura Banjar at 06.00 pm.

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Siat Sampian – Part 3

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Siat Sampian, or war of sampian is one of the oldest Balinese Hindu ritual that held annually only in Pura Samuan Tiga. In this war, dozens of female devotees attack each other using young-coconut leaf arrangements (sampian) in an almost unconscious state of mind. After them, the same sampian war is also performed by no less than three hundred of the male devotees.

Siat Sampian – Part 2

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Siat Sampian, or war of sampian is one of the oldest Balinese Hindu ritual that held annually only in Pura Samuan Tiga. In this war, dozens of female devotees attack each other using young-coconut leaf arrangements (sampian) in an almost unconscious state of mind. After them, the same sampian war is also performed by no less than three hundred of the male devotees.