Ogoh-ogoh

I am currently favoring my platform shoes, thus, I am wearing it a lot! I was out for ogoh-ogoh hunting and this was what I wore. Some comments I got from the top here was that "it's a nice t shirt". Well, it is not a tee shirt! It is a voile cotton shirt with a zipper at the back. 





To be honest, I completely forget about this post that I have prepared! Every year before Seclusion day (21 Mar in 2015); there are ogoh-ogoh parade during the Pengerupukan day (one day before Seclusion day).
Ogoh-ogoh are paper mache-huge size-shaped creatures that are built for the Ngrupuk parade. The ogoh-ogoh are normally forms 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 main purpose of the making of ogoh-ogoh is the purification of the natural environment of any spiritual pollutants emitted from the activities of living beings (especially humans). The forms of ogoh-ogoh represent the Bhuta-Kala (=eternal energy of eternal time), according to Hindu teachings. The imperceptible potentials of nature cannot be thoroughly explored by anyone. Philosophically, civilized men are required to manage the natural resources without damaging the environment itself.

Aside from being the symbol of Bhuta-Kala, ogoh-ogoh is considered a symbol of modes of nature that form the malicious characters of living beings. Each village usually build one ogoh-ogoh mainly build by each village's youth organization, but often some smaller ogoh-ogoh also built by groups of children around the village. Some artist also usually build one. After being paraded on a convoy around the town, finally it is burnt to ashes in a cemetery as a symbol of self-purification.

The bamboo-padded ogoh-ogoh  are normally being carried on eight or more men on their shoulders. This procession is accompanied by orchestral music performed by the youth. The use of flares is also a main part of the parade.

During the procession, the Ogoh-ogoh is rotated counter-clockwise three times. This act is done at every T-junction and crossroad of the village. Rotating the effigies during the cremational parade and the eve of Nyepi represents the contact of the bodies with the spirits. It is intended to bewilder the evil spirits so that they go away and cease harming human beings.



















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24 comments:

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  2. Your shoes - love them!
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  3. Wow, cool pics. I love that blue on you!
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  4. Lovely as always!
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  5. wow, really interesting! your shoes are really cute!!
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  8. Lovely outfit and you took some amazing photographs!
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  9. Nice shirt!! Love the colors of look!
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  10. i really love, love, looove your shoes! xo

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  13. Great style!!! :) those blue pants look absolutely pretty on you! And I looove those shoes! Too cool :)

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  14. Love the whole outfit.
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  15. I just know the full meaning of ogoh-ogoh :D
    btw I have the same pants like you ^^
    love your shirt! I thought it was a tee too.


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  16. thats a very interesting post! amazing talent! lovely pics! thanks for sharing.
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  17. Hola♥
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  18. fabulous post my dear, great pictures! :D xoxo

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  19. This parade looks so fun! And love your blue pants -- such a great color.

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  21. So beautiful sculpture my dear and so beautiful shirt!!! Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for stopping at my blog,
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  22. thank you all for the lovely comments...
    xxx

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