Lembongan Village Present Sacred Ritual of Sanghyang Grodog

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Sang Hyang Grodog dance ever passed dark period for 29 years. Some may think that the sacred culture already extinct. Then in 2012, this unique ritual revived after its apparent death for years.It’s much different to common sanghyang dance in Bali Island where the dancers loose their consciousness. There are more than 22 dancers and […]


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Paluang Car Temple, Unique and Sacred Holy Place

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The uniquenesses of Nusa Penida seem to be endless to be explored. Not only regarding the marine life and culture, the spiritual side is interesting. As Hindu predominately practiced by the people here, many temples spread to the entire island. On western cliff, there is unusual temple called Paluang temple, has a variety of oddities […]


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Rang-rang Weaving, Revival of Ethnic Design

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Even its just small island, if you do more  exploration, there will be something much different than the other places you ever seen. This tiny island owns  nice landscape, diverse culture and unique weaving known ‘rang-rang’. Few years ago, this woven cloth used in traditional ceremony. Rang-rang cloth made in Karang Village, Nusa Penida, 25 […]


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The Island’s Sacred Ritual Ceremony

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Almost the same with Hinduism in Bali, Nusa Penida also mixed with local tradition and culture, thus almost every day you can find ceremony or festival. The whole life will be accompanied by rituals from birth until death. The birth is celebrated through the ‘penyambutan, or welcome ceremony, three Month ceremony when the child is […]


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Jangkang, Rare Warrior Dance

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The nature wonder of Nusa Penida give inspiration in creating a culture in form of dance. It is much different than what we see in the mainland of Bali. One of the native dance is Jangkang which well known as dance of ancient warrior. Jangkang is sacred dance and has role in religious ceremony, mainly […]


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‘Ngerih’ Cassava Storing Technique for Staple Food

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Geographically Nusa Penida is a limestone plateau a strip of sand on its north coast. Its dry and arid soil has made it impossible for local people to plant rice. Do not think stretches of green rice fields irrigated by clear water and fresh fish arriving in the gutter. There is no running water or […]


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Cepuk, Enchanting Classic Cloth

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One of special thing that should not be left when you visit Nusa Penida is look up to traditional hand-woven fabric called Cepuk. This cloth is so enchanting as the material used, the way to stitch need good skill and used for ritual ceremony especially in calonarang dance performance, once in a year. The traditional […]


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Giri Putri Cave Temple, Pray Inside the Earth

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Nusa Penida Island emits great vibration of spiritual spirit as it owns hundreds temples. Those temples spread to the entire island and supposed to be protector. One of the tremendous temple is Giri Putri Cave Temple which located in Karangsari, Suana Village, about 10 kilometers from the main harbour heading to the east. As the […]


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