Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · The Pied Piper of Tabanan
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

The Pied Piper of Tabanan

Bali Employs Royalty and Spiritualism to Fight an Infestation of Rats Threatening the Rice Harvest.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/28/2008)

Radar Bali tells of how a recent plagued of rampaging rats are threatening the rice crop in the Tabanan area of West Bali. In addition to a number of conventional rodent control measures being used to fight the vermin, some time-honored steps connected with the deep spirituality of the Balinese are also being put into play. In the case of Tabanan, these have included a Nangluk Merana Ceremony - a large parade of devout Balinese around the fields and streets of Tabanan with Raja Ida Cokorda X of the Puri Agung Tabanan Palace carried along on a ceremonial palanquin.

The ceremony in which the Raja was hoisted through local rice fields is the second ceremony of its kind in recent days held at different villages within the Tabanan Regency.

Widely believed to be an effective means to expel rats from rice fields, the processions included the participation of local religious persons, hundreds of villagers and local officials from the Department of Agriculture. The ceremony saw the Raja greeted at his palace by the local populace before being carried to the local village temple where prayers are offered and holy water sprinkled. Following a stop of the Pura Beji the Raja continued to be carried on his palanquin before arriving at the Pura Ulun Suwi for more prayers offered in unison with the Raja's "subjects." Holy water is taken from each temple or pura visited by the entourage and used to "bless" the agricultural fields along the route.

A local religious spokesman told the press he was certain the religious ceremony would finally rid the area of the highly destructive rats. Efforts to install traps and use rat poison have only seen the plague of rodent escalate with locals now employing the "more sure fire" and very Balinese spiritual approach of involving their King and their God.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
I am Woman, Hear me Roar!
Bali Safari & Marine Park Celebrate the Contributions made by Today’s Women on Kartini Day.
(4/20/2015)
Bali Chefs Plan a Beachhead
Bali Culinary Professional Luncheon on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Mozaic Beachclub
(4/20/2015)
Reclaiming the Moral High Ground
PT TWBI Asked to Come Clean on Who Has Received Funds Spent on Promoting Benoa Bay Project
(4/20/2015)
Unquenchable Thirst
South Bali has Exceeded its Carrying Capacity in Water Consumption
(4/20/2015)
Brazen Bogans on Nusa Lembongan?
Lawmaker Claims Widespread Use of Illegal Foreign Workers on Nusa Lembongan Island
(4/20/2015)
A Need for Better Social Security
Conference Participants at Denpasar, Bali Hotel Lose Computers, Phones and Cash During Luncheon Break
(4/20/2015)
The Wedding Bell Blues
Chairman of Bali Wedding Association Warns that 60% of Wedding Organizers are Illegal Businesses
(4/19/2015)
Dog Gone It!
Bali Officials Asks Public Not to Oppose Elimination of Feral Dog Populations in Fight Against Rabies
(4/19/2015)
Rumah Sakit Sehat
Bali Aiming for Hospital Accreditation for all Hospital by 2020
(4/19/2015)
Fixing Prices
Bali Marine Tourism Operators Seek to Fix Tariffs
(4/19/2015)
Adding to the Armada
Garuda Adding 18 Aircraft Before the end of 2015 at it Targets a 74% Average Seat Load
(4/19/2015)
Running for Someone Else’s Life
PrimaFit Organizes Major “Stationery Run” to Raise Funds for Disabled Athletes and the Bali Sports Foundation
(4/19/2015)
All [News]!