Balitraveldiary.com – Within the scope of Hindu teachings, there are three basic principles of life that complement each other, namely philosophy, morals, and upakara rituals. This ceremony is then more often referred to as a ceremony. Hindu society has various ritual offerings, one of which is the penganyar ceremony which is part of the Upakara Ngenteg Linggih event.
The Ngenteg Linggih ceremony is a traditional ceremony, which aims to build a temple. In its stages, this penganyar ritual is in the tenth order. This ceremony is carried out as a form of offering a form of gratitude to Sang Hyang Widi. Because it is given smoothness in the process of the Ngenteg Linggih ceremony series.
Interesting Facts about the Pennyar Ceremony
As explained above, according to history, this sacred ceremony is part of one of a series of ngenteg linggih ceremonies. So that in its implementation there are many interesting processions and customary rules to be known in more depth so as not to be in the wrong order and standard.
1. Wearing Traditional Clothing
Broadly speaking, there are three traditional Balinese clothes, namely the Balinese despicable traditional clothes, the Madya Balinese traditional clothes and the payas agung Balinese traditional clothes. Now in this ceremony, the traditional clothes used are of the middle type. This type consists of a white kebaya, headdress, scarf and kamben for women. Don’t get it wrong.
Meanwhile for men, it consists of a white shirt, kamben and udeng. Not only that, the overall appearance, from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, there are rules that must be followed. As with women’s clothing, there are also special rules regarding hairdos. The difference is treated hair between women who are married and not.
For those who are married, the hair must be in a bun. As a sign that the woman is bound by marriage. While for those who are not married, the hair must be left unraveled or half-folded. This is also a symbol of the woman is still single so she is free to choose a man.
This is an interesting fact isn’t it? That Balinese customs are full of meaningful philosophies and symbols. From end to end there is meaning and essence. Including the selection of white traditional clothes when going to the ritual ceremony is intended as a symbol of holiness. While the black color in Balinese society, will usually be synonymous with the Ngaben ceremony.
2. Celebration and Worship Together
The penganyar ceremony is known as a celebration of the completion of the Ngenteg Linggih ceremony. This ceremony is interpreted as a sacrifice, which is an offering every day during Ida Bhatara-Bhatari Nyejer. This ceremony also takes place a day after the completion of the piodalan ceremony. Namely the first welcome after the temple was completed.
This sacred ceremony is a celebratory ritual filled with worship and contemplation of philosophical meanings together. Uniquely, in Balinese society there is a culture in which almost all religious and social activities are carried out together and in mutual cooperation. So the values of togetherness are thick and very strong.
3. Symbolism of Gratitude
As explained in the previous point, namely as a form of celebration as well as worship together. This ceremony can also be intended as a symbol of gratitude for the Balinese people. This can be seen from the number of offerings brought from each family to the ritual ceremony.
In this ceremony too, there are various dance entertainments accompanied by the beating of Balinese musical instruments. Of course this adds to the solemn impression of the worship procession. Because the instruments that are played are not arbitrary. The melodies also flow in a special tone.
The uniqueness of this penganyar, was called a purification ceremony. The meaning of purification is also broad, not only literal. Because it can be interpreted from the purification of guilt, epidemics, bad luck and things that are beyond logic. Well, in this ceremony there is a ceremonial leader who is specially lined up for this kind of ritual.
So, every ceremony in Bali is led by a leader called a pedanda. This pedanda will later pray and help the community in the ritual procession. Then make offerings to Gods and other special rituals according to the needs of the ceremony.
This offering is usually in the form of canang and chicken. The contents of the canang are offerings in the form of flowers and fruit in a container of leaves. Interestingly, these all have sacred meanings and are not just random stuffing. Because, there are hopes and prayers that are also offered along with the canang and chickens that are offered.
This is where the procession of traditional religious rituals of the Hindu community feels very sacred and not just ceremonial. The form of gratitude, a sense of solidarity, as well as the desire to purify oneself and ask for forgiveness and protection from Sang Hyang Widhi are very high. It can be felt from the symbols used, the musical accompaniment and also the prayers that are said.
Included in the implementation process of this penganyar, it should not be careless in order to get the essence of the ritual. Because this ceremony is only held in certain temples, which is considered necessary. So it makes sense in the end. If then there are not many outsiders who do not know and understand about this penganyar ceremony.
Such is the review of the penganyar ceremony. A ritual ceremony that not all areas in Bali do. This is because there are different customary laws in each district in Bali. Of the eight districts, only Buleleng and Bangli districts are known to hold this ceremony.
Source : kintamani.id