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Pecalang - Balinese Guardian

For Balinese, security is a vital aspect of life especially the security of religious ceremony, to ensure the security of their religious ceremony, a traditional security force called pecalang. The word “pecalang” is derived from the word “celang” that means “vigilant”. They are easily recognized by their cloths, their trademark uniform is, black and white checkered waistcloths, carrying keris daggers with black or checkered headdress.

Every village in Bali has its own pecalang, and the action of this traditional security force is controlled by the village regulation (awig-awig). This rapid spread of pecalang is greatly influenced by a law passed by the regional government of Bali in 2002 that formally legitimized the pecalang. The law stated that the safety and order in the area of the desa pakraman (village) is carried out by pecalang. Pecalang carries out duties of safeguarding the area of the desa pakraman relating or based on adapt (traditional law) and religion, and Pecalang are selected and relieved of their duties by the desa pakraman (village) based upon a village forum.

Their main duty in ensuring the security of a religious ceremony are vary such as controlling the traffic at ceremonies, guarding the cockfighting held as part of ceremonies, guarding the ogoh-ogoh parade on the pangrupukan day (a day before Nyepi, Balinese New Year) and ensuring the silence on the day of Nyepi by patrolling the streets to make sure that everyone, Hindu or not, keeps their lights turned off and does not venture out into the streets.

With the passing of time, the duty of pecalang is increased day by day. The new duties assign to pecalang nowadays are conducting identity card inspection, guarding an event such as conference, musical performance, opening of a new establishment, etc. In tourism area such as Kuta and Legian they may also provide ‘protection’ for bar and nightclub owners for monetary subsidies. In Nusa Dua, pecalang receive financing from hotels in exchange for similar protection.

These new duties will obscure the position of pecalang as a guardian of Balinese ceremony, culture and identity. The pecalang are created by the village based on traditional customary law for the benefit of the whole village community. They should work solely for the benefit of society and community in socio-religious event not for benefit of other institutions in exchange for financial gain.
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The history of king Gel gel bali

Gelgel king, Dalem Ketut Ngulesir I Gelgel King Center in Bali after the government moved from the palace Samprangan concentrated in Gelgel. Palace is the name given Sueca Pura. Afapun as king in peretama Palace Sueca Pura amasih is a successor of the dynasty of hereditary Kepakisan of Majapahit. He is aI Dewa Ktut Dalem, which was then titled Ktut Ngulesir, because it is considered as Dynasty Kepakisan, the king is also titled Ktut Dalem Kresna Kepakisan who ruled for about 20 years (1380 - 1400) According to traditional sources, the king is known as a very handsome king, known as a government special (cawiri) a birthmark on the right thigh. This is also seen as symbols of his prowess in leading the people. Evidence or monument of King Dalem Ktut Ngulesir as king in Gelgel I found very difficult. Mentioned by both the chronicle and other sources.

Dalem Watu Enggong King Gelgel II, After Ktut Dalem Ngulesir meinggal, the government Gelgel replaced by his eldest son the title Dalem Watu Enggong or often called Dalem Waturenggong. Dalem Waturenggong government is the peak time greatness or packaging the Kingdom of Bali. Because in the era Waturenggong Dalem, Bali is the kingdom extended to the Sasak (chili), Sumbawa, and Blambangan Puger. Dalem Waturenggong is the king of the patriarch by the king of Pasuruan and King Dalem Mataram.Pemerintah Waturenggong the XVI century (around 1550 M) is the beginning of the offshore bond and the influence of the Majapahit kingdom fall over Bali by Majapahit kingdom work Islam.Pada Dalem Waturenggong this period, disputes have occurred between the kingdom Gelgel Blambangan Dalem occupied by the Savior that is triggered because of the rejection of the application of Waturenggong Dalem Ni Gusti Ayu Dalem Bas Putrid Savior. Hostilities occur, bali paramilitary unit led by Patih hose successfully kill the king Dalem Blambangan Savior. About the certainty of years of government and the remainder in Waturenggong king Dalem Klungkung Gelgel and very hard to find the source of the chronicle some new script (which still must be tested for their accuracy, collection AA Made Regeg Puri Anyar Klungkung, meyebutkan governmental Dalem Waturenggong called the number in years 1400 to 1500. While the script written by I Dewa Gde Catra, Sidemen - Karangasem the years 1460 -1552 M). Indeed, the second source is not much different, but still need to be inspected guilty.

Gelgel Dalem Bekung King III, Raden Pangharsa Dalem, which was then titled Bekung is the oldest son of Dalem Waturenggong that eventually became the king Gelgel to 3, because he is still very young, the government daily Gelgel represented in the fifth to the uncle Gedong Atha, I Dewa Nusa, I Dewa Pangedangan, I Dewa Anggungan, and I Dewa Bangli.Masa Government Dalem Bekung is the kingdom of darkness early Gelgel. Because the government is going too many problems and difficulties. Kingdoms Gelgel outside Bali that have been mastered Dalem Waturenggong items escape. Also occurred in the rebellion in the kingdom made by Gusti batan Orange call-up of I Dewa Anggungan that no other is their own uncle, rebellion Batan Jeruk nearly knock Gelgel, Arya Kubon before the body is still faithful to Dalem able to quell the rebellion Batan Jeruk.

Dalem Segening King Gelgel IV, After the rebellion mollification Batan Jeruk follow the occurrence of which is done by Krian Pande as retaliation over the failure of Batan Jeruk. Of the very day and can be quenched with Kareian killed Pande, because the situation began garbled, then the Council by the Kingdom of Gelgel was I Dewa Segening replaces brother as king Dalem Bekung. I Dewa Segening then titled Dalem Segening. With voluntary Dalem Bekung submit to the throne because the brother does not feel himself able to accept the mandate of ancestor. One of the most prominent change of government is the return Dalem Segening kingdoms Sasak (Lombok), which recognizes the authority of Sumbawa Gelgel. And one thing that is important Dalem Segening the tournament began to spread to almost all Dalem Bali. Itupun tournament title and has been divided-for start status as the most supreme knight Dalem, predewa noble, noble knight prangakan and prasanghyang .. Just as well as government Gelgel earlier, almost no residual that can be both a documentation and other objects by the editor as Gelgel proof of greatness.

Dalem Di Made Gelgel V King, After the government ended Segening Dalem, Gelgel be governed by the Dalem Di Made at the same time as the last king of the kingdom Gelgel. Time of peace that have been made by Dalem Segening can not be maintained by Dalem Di Made. This is because Dalem Di Made too excessive to give trust to pengabihnya I Gusti Agung Maruti. Council so that Council chose to leave the other castle. This is finally used by I Gusti Agung Maruti to overthrow the government Dalem Di Made. This business was successful, Dalem Di Made-son with her son to save himself Guliang village accompanied by about 300 people who are still faithful. Is the Dalem Di Made up a new palace. For almost 35 years experience kepakuman because Gelgel Dalem Di Made had to evacuate Guliang (Gianyar). While the Maruti Gelgel. This would make Bali in pieces some of which resulted in the kingdom, such as Den Bukit, Mengwi, Gianyar, Badung, Tabanan, and Bangli Payangan states themselves participate in this independent condition worsened with his death Dalem Di Made in Guliang palace. With his death Dalem Di Made, making the kingdom a temperamental Council to restore the kingdom to the dynasty Kepakisan. This three dipelopori by palace officials Panji Sakti, Ki Good Sidemen, and Jambe pile, they are finally a strategy that Maruti unuk attack power in Gelgel. Attack carried out from three directions simultaneously to create a Maruti followers and not able to maintain Gelgel. Maruti successfully fled to Jimbaran and choose to live in Alas Rangkan.
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Pande besi (The iron master)

In Bali, becoming blacksmiths is not a matter of skill. Although you can learn how to make a steel implement, you cannot be called a blacksmith. The only way to become a blacksmiths is to be born in a Pande family.

The smiths in Bali are called, generally, pande, the most influential among them being blacksmiths: pande wesi, or pande besi. The historical importance of their craft, particularly in the shaping of the magically charged and (unfortunately) very practical kris daggers, gave this group of low caste artisans a status that seemed to fall outside the usual dictates of caste. The Pande is a small, but very tightly knit clan group in Bali. Although the Pande clan did not exist, even in the earliest days the pande has considerable political power, including the right to seat representatives on the governing bodies of the desa (village). To maintain their position of prestige, the smiths kept their techniques secret and saw it in that marriage would take place only within their own professional group. And today, this clan is still fiercely proud, the most conservative in its ranks refusing the religious authority of the Brahmana priest – some, claiming ancestry preceding Hinduism, even creating a sort of hybrid religion of their own.

The Pande clan inscribed its own history in a lontar, a formal religious document, called the Prasasti Sira Pande Empu. Many clan groups wrote lontars, during this time to codify, and amplify, their right to status greater than that of mere Sudra. These lontars, which are still read today, offers history that are vivid, exaggerated, and full of hubris. The Pande’s is no exception.

The Prasasti Sira Pande Empu outlines a mythology that seems to predate Hinduism. It describes that the creation of Brahma, but Brahma here appears less like that of Hindu triad, and more like the Vedic god of fire, Agni. Emphasizing fire, of course, make sense for the Pande, who have always considered fire as their special instrument, from which much of their power was derived. And yet the Pande adopted the color red, which is always associated with the Trimurti god of Brahma. The Pande temple at Pura Besakih is decorated red. Pande men often wear red articles of clothing, such as udeng (head band), and saput (waist cloth), when participating ceremonies.

In the lontar, Empu Pradah is proclaimed the first head of Pande clan. The document also includes a declaration of independence of sorts. It clearly states that the Brahmanas obtained their knowledge and power from the Pande, and establishes the Pande as older that the Brahmanas and of greater power and prestige. It also stipulates that Pandes are not permitted to obtain holy water from pedandas because, in affect, the Brahmana priests are the younger brother of the Pandes, and for that reason should be subservient to them. The lontar also includes various warnings to other caste-less people that they should not follow the teachings of Brahmanas and Ksatriyas, but rather emulate the Pandes.

Some of the Pande can follow the regular ritual of Balinese Hinduism as dictated in general Balinese scripture, obtaining their holy water from pedandas, praying at regular temples, and observing the routines that are followed by about everyone else in Bali. But the conservative Pande do not obtain the holy water from pedandas, maintaining that they are senior to the Brahmanas, not vice versa. Moreover, some of them a very pronounced anti pedanda bias. This has caused some problems. The most conservative Pande areas have their own temples and their own pemangkus – lay Pande priest – who officiate at special Pande ceremonies and who make their own holy water for use only by Pande people.
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Penampahan galungan (A day before the great galungan day)

Penampahan Galungan, is a day before Galungan (a Christmas for Balinese). The word “Penampahan Galungan” derives from the word “tampah” which means “to slaughter” and “galungan” which means victory. So Penampahan Galungan is a day for Balinese to slay their Sad Ripu (six internal enemies, they are: kama (lust), loba (greed), krodha (anger), mada (drunkeness), moha (confusion) in order to achieve victory.

For six months Balinese engage with the battle of Dharma (Virtue) versus Adharma (Evil), and Penampahan Galungan is the last day of this great battle. On this day, Bhuta Amangkurat (King of negative force) comes to the world to temp Balinese. Amangkurat derives from the word “Mangku” which means “king”, “lord” or “master”. Bhuta Amangkurat temps human with the lust for power over others. If we were not in alert and weak, it would succeed in tempting us. On this day Bhuta Yadnya (offering for demon or other negative force) is held in Catuspata, (the houseyard), offering is distributed based on urip (special number for five direction, 4 for north, 5 for east, 7 for south, 9 for west and 8 for center) and direction, dedicated to Sang Tiga Bhuta Galungan (Three Evil force of Galungan which are Bhuta Galungan, Bhuta Dunggulan and Bhuta Amangkurat) in order to placate them so they will not disturb the human life.

But Penampahan Galungan is not just a day for ultimate struggle Dharma (Virtue) versus Adharma (Evil) but also a preparation day. On this day, Balinese are seen to be busily preparing offerings and cooking for the next day. While the women of the household have been busy for days before creating beautifully woven ‘banten‘ (offerings made from young coconut fronds), the men usually wake up well before dawn to join with their neighbours to slaughter a pig unlucky enough to be chosen to help celebrate this occasion. Then the finely diced pork is mashed to a pulp with a grinding stone, and moulded onto sate sticks that have been already prepared by whittling small sticks of bamboo. Chickens may also be chosen from the collection of free-range chickens that roam around the house compound.

Delicate combinations of various vegetables, herbs and spices are also prepared by the men to make up a selection of ‘lawar‘ dishes. While much of this cooking is for use in the offerings to be made at the family temple, by mid-morning, once all the cooking is done, it is time for the first of a series of satisfying feasts from what has been prepared. While the women continue to be kept busy with the preparations of the many offerings to be made at the family temple on the day of Galungan, the men also have another job to do this day, once the cooking is finished. A “penjor” the tall-artistically-decorated-bamboo-poles has to be made and stuck at every house-entrance adorn the along sides of the roads symbolizing prosperity.

With all those activities Penampahan Galungan will be a very busy day for Balinese. But there will always a joy in Penampahan Galungan because on the next day, (Galungan the day of victory) will be a great blessing and festivity for all Balinese.
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Bali Mountain cycling tour

Riding on the rims of volcanoes. Off-road adventures. Quaint villages filled with local culture. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This trip has it all and should not be missed.

Starting from the beach resort of Sanur we will explore the famous Batur Crater and swim in the Toyah Bungkah Hot Springs. We will also visit the island's two highest volcanoes and various canyons.
Along the way, you will be able to take in breath-taking coastal views from the rim of craters and cycle around the ruins of a water palace and some of the most important temples on the island.

Towards the end of our tour we will spend some days cycling the central volcanoes on small trails through forests, coconut groves and the rice paddy fields that Bali is famous for.

During what can only be described as an epic trip, you can also unwind and catch your breath by taking advantage of rafting, snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities.

This trip is recommended for riders with some off-road experience, but you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy it. The only real requirement is a sense of adventure!
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Although this tour only covers around 240 kilometers in 6 full and 2 half cycling days, it can still be quite challenging. Because flat land in Bail is almost non-existent, the experience is made up entirely of off-road excursions on a series of challenging surfaces including forest trails, red mud hard-pack, volcanic sand, lava cobbles, gravel and broken tarmac roads. There are sections of single-track in every ride, but no long rocky or rooty sections or big drops. As far as gradients are concerned, all the trails except one have an overall down-hill element to them (in other words they finish at a lower altitude than the start). A few steep ascents and descents are also part of the program, but these are normally short and sharp.

Accommodation is varied and includes charming cottages and comfortable hotels.
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Tanjung benoa beach - Parasailing

Tanjung Benoa Beach in Bali is famous as a center of recreational sea water. It is just 25 minutes drive from Bali's International Airport or just a step from Nusa Dua Bali. If you take a vacation to Bali, don't forget to visit this place. There are many exciting water sports such as parasailing, jet ski, water ski, banana boat, etc. This time i want to explain about parasailing.

Have you ever imagine can flying like birds while enjoying the scenery from a height?

Parasailing is a fantastic activity by hinging the body under airborne which is pulled by the speed boat to overview the amazing panorama of the coastal area. It will bring you to fly 95 meters above sea level and you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Tanjung Benoa and surrounding area. The friendly Parasailing Guide will ensure you with the high safety equipment and short briefing before flaying off. Your experience will begin from take off on the white sandy beach to surround coastal area until landing back on the sand.

The tourists who want to enjoy this game does not necessarily have experience as a parachutist. People will be able to play this parasailing for ages 7 years - 65 years. Children who follow this game will be guided by the parasailing which already have experience that is ready to participate in flying.

Don't forget to bring:
* Hat
* Sun glasses
* Sun screen
* Shoes/sandal
* Short pant
* Camera
* Money for drinks

It's fantastic, isn't it? You can like birds flying around Tanjung Benoa Beach Bali while enjoying the scenery around the hotel, the sea port of Benoa and Nusa Penida island. Length of game parasailing: 1 lap time in the Tanjung Benoa Beach Bali.
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Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot, one of the most popular places of interest in Bali, is located on the coast of West Bali, at the village of Beraban in the Tabanan Regency. It is also called Tanah Let which means ancient land and also Tanah Lod, which means the land to the south.

The temple Pura Tanah Lot, simple in its construction, is dramatic in its ocean-front location and is one of the main temples in the worship of Balinese gods.

Tanah Lot has a long history in the world of tourism. The temple itself is built on a small promontory which is only accessible at low tide. During high water the rock takes on the appearance of a large boat at sea, such is its shape. Poisonous snakes live in the nearby caves to 'guard' the temple and contribute to the temple's dangerous reputation.
Sunset is the best time to visit Tanah lot, when the golden red skies frame the temple and waves crash into the rocks. It is advisable to avoid the tourist crush here as it can be severe.

Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 15th century priest Nirartha. During his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island's beautiful setting and rested there. Some fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock for he felt it to be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods.

The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of Seven Sea Temple around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples were established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast.

At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. As well as one giant snake which also protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha’s scarf when he established the island. ,
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