Hello from Bali traveler! Hope you have a wonderful day. Great day to telling about one of bali new famous tourist Attraction. Bali! If talking about Bali there are the beautiful nature and awesome culture and tradition. Well, beside that there are also the unique and historical places to visit in Bali. Here today I would like to inform to you one of the unique ceremony in Bali. Well, here it is!
This Ceremony is conducted every year especially at Purnama Sasih Kedasa (Full moon in April) in Samuan Tiga Temple, Bedulu Village, Gianyar Regency. Siat Sampian (war of sampian) is a ritual in which the participants armed with a sampian (a decoration is made from coconut leaf) attack each other accompanied by hysterical shouts and the smile of joy. Before conduct this ceremony, the local people performs Nampiog, Ngober, Maguak-guakan and Ngombak. Those are the purification process before conducting the Siat Sampian ceremony. The people around temple while waving their hands like a crow (Goak) it’s called Meguak-guakan and make a move like waves as known Ngombak.
As this dance the Siat Sampian dance is performed by two groups of dancers, each group consists of hundreds of dancers, the female group known as permas (women who have purified) with white cloth and black sarong and parekan (mans who have purified) with all white attribute . Most of the dancers of Siat Sampian are the people that have been purified by the God of the Samuan Tiga temple.
Sampian is symbolized of Wisnu God’s weapon which is used to battle Adharma (wickedness). Beside of that, Siat sampian also to celebrate the unification of the entire sect (Hindu) in Bali and to get the prosperity form the God. The other meaning of this war is to celebrate the unification of a various kinds of religion and to say thank to the God for their life and healthy. This war also has a function to clean Buana Agung (universe) and Buana Alit (our body). After the local people held this war, the parekan (boys’ participant) held an unique war also, it is Pajeng war or Umbrella war, this war just held by Parekan.
It is recommended ceremony to watch when you get holiday in the Amazing Island, where you just book your trip through a reliable travel agency. I believe your trip will be awesome and get unforgettable experience.