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
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

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
Have You Seen This Man?
Police in Bali Searching for American Who has Escaped Baliís Kerobokan Prison
(12/10/2017)
Dear Mr. President
PHRI-Bali Writes to President Joko Widodo Seeking Urgent Assistance to Bali Tourism
(12/10/2017)
Christmas at the Bali Safari & Marine Park
Special Offer from Bali Safari and Marine Park Through January 3, 2017 for the Domestic Market
(12/11/2017)
Your Better Not Shout! You Better Not Cry!
Bali Collection Holds Santa Fun Run at Nusa Dua Sunday, December 17, 2017
(12/10/2017)
Mate, What Volcano?
Garuda Indonesia Says Demand for Bali as a Holiday Destination ex Australia Remains Strong Despite Mt. Agungís Recent Volcanic Activity
(12/10/2017)
Keep Calm. Itís Only a Volcano
Editorial: Bali and the World Needs a New Way of Thinking About Volcanoes
(12/12/2017)
Painted Men and Boys
Young Men from Tegallalang, Bali Paint their Bodies to Ward Off Both Personal and Public Demons in Ngerebeg Procession
(12/10/2017)
Fake News on a Local Level
PHRI Karangasem Chairman Claims of Closed Hotels Strongly Refuted and Rejected by Alila and Amankila Hotels
(12/10/2017)
Counting the Damages
Officials Calculate the Cost of Tourism Losses from 2.5-day Closure of Baliís Airport
(12/10/2017)
No More Traffic Jams in Ubud
A Very Quiet Ubud Awaits the Return of Tourists
(12/10/2017)
Let there Be Light!
ITDC Hosts Nusa Dua Light Festival December 5-24, 2017
(12/10/2017)
The Road Less Traveled
Bali Toll Road Traffic Volume Down 25% Due to Lower Visitor Totals
(12/10/2017)
All [News]!