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Amandari Resort Celebrate Bali and the 17th Anniversary of a Balinese Temple.


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(3/20/2006)

From April 10 -13, 2006, Purnama Kedasa - the passing of the full moon – marks the 17th anniversary of Bali's Amandari Resort’s Balinese temple with a three day program of workshops, dance performances and a tradition piodalan ceremony including a procession from the main temple of Kedewatan to the Resort.

Bali has a rich spiritual legacy with its unique form of Hinduism permeating the fabric of the Island's culture. This is reflected in numerous ceremonies and festivals held throughout the year at temples and palaces. Ceremonies to purify and harmonize relations between the human world, the environment and the world of the Gods are especially of great importance and take place in and around the temple precincts according to the Balinese calendar.

Purnama Kedasa is such a ceremony and is celebrated with the full moon of Bali's 10th lunar month. Commemorating the 17th anniversary of the founding of Amandari's Balinese temple, guests will have the opportunity to witness and experience three days of authentic Balinese ceremonies and traditional celebrations.

Tuesday, April 11

From early in the morning of 11 April, staff and villagers will bring offerings to Amandari's main shrine in front of the hotel as a preparation for the annual cleansing ceremony. Amandari's shrine took its inspiration 17 years ago from the ancient tiger carved into the rock above the Ayung river's sacred pool. Before enjoying the colorful scene of this purification and harmonization ceremony (Mecaru), guests can learn, through a workshop at the Indonesia Institute of Arts and Dance, how Balinese music and dance are related to temple ceremonies. In the evening, an informative session explaining the morning's events and how spiritual life and secular life in Bali are inseparably linked will take place.

Wednesday, April 12

The peak of the celebrations occurs on 12 April. Carrying holy water from Kedewatan village's main temple, guests can join staff and villagers in a 10-minute procession to Amandari's shrine for the formal Piodalan ceremony. The High Priest (Pedanda) chants incantations asking the Gods to descend and partake in the celebrations, and a blessing of holy water is sprinkled upon all present. Dances are performed to entertain the Gods, such as the Baris Warrior Dance and the graceful Rejang dance, performed solely by women. Guests will also have the opportunity to watch a renowned local mask maker transform a simple block of wood into a highly sophisticated, stylized mask of great beauty.

Thursday, April 13

The final day of 13 April is principally devoted to bidding farewell to the Gods who will return to heaven after having dispensed their blessings. Enjoy a guided walk to a series of meditation caves along the steep gorges of the Pakrisan River, just a stone's throw away from Ubud. Resembling the famous rock temples found in India, these ancient remains bear witness to the fact that Balinese spiritual beliefs and ceremonies are rooted in the island's long history. The three day program closes with a Barong dance performed in the hotel’s lobby.

Amanresortswas founded by Adrian Zecha who envisioned a collection of intimate retreats in beautiful surrounds with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private residence.



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