Belo, Jane, 1904-1968. Bali: temple festival

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Chapter One Order And Variation In Ritual

Chapter Two Days Of Preparation Before The Odalan

First Day

Second Day

Third Day

Chapter Three Day Of The Odalan

Making Meat Offerings ( Mébat )

Ground Offering In Five Directions ( Metjaroe )

Making Holy Water ( Mekarja Tirta )

Symbolic Sweeping (melis)

Purification Ceremony At Each Shrine (mekeliangan)

Awakening Of The Gods Of The Temple (tetangi)

Bringing Down The Gods (nedoenang Betara)

Dressing The Gods (ngiasin Betara)

Making Bathwater For The Gods (mekarja Banjoen Tjokor)

Seating The Gods (melinggih)

Invitation To Neighboring Gods (matoerin Pioening)

Members' Feast (bandjar Ketegakan)

Giving Of Offerings (matoeran)

Reverence (mebakti)

Procession To The Bath (ke Bédji)

Dance Of Reception ( Méndèt, Pemendak )

Reception Of The Gods ( Pemendak )

Asking Pardon ( Ngaksama )

Invitation To The Nymphs ( Noentoen Gegaloeh )

Ground Offering ( Segeh Agoeng )

Circumambulation Of The Outer Shrine (ngilehin Panggoengan)

Cleansing Of Evil (bia Kaonan)

Seating The Gods On Central Shrine (melinggih)

(asking Pardon-ngaksama)

Orchestra Players' Feast (sekaha Gong Ketegakan)

Invocation Of The Gods From Five Directions (ngeredana)

Making Holy Water (mekarja Tirta)

Symbolic Sweeping (melis)

Seating The Gods Each In His Shrine (melinggih)

Giving The Feast Offerings (ngatoerang Piodalan)

Calling Down The Demons, Followers Of Pasoepati (pegenen)

Entire Membership Makes Reverence ( Watek Krama Mebakti )

Members Receive Holy Water ( Ngeloekat )

Refreshments With Dancing ( Méndèt; Gabor )

Contests ( Miasa; Mebiasa )

Dancing Of The Nymphs ( Ngéèd )

Ground Offering ( Mesegeh )

“going To Market” Offering ( Meperani )

Sending Home The Visiting Gods, Demons, And Nymphs ( Ngeloearang Gegaloeh )

Dedication Of Promised Offerings ( Ngatoerang Penaoeran )

Chapter Four Days Following The Odalan

First Day ( Manis Odalan )

Second Day ( Paing Odalan )

Third Day ( Njimpen )

Dawn Of The Fourth Day (njimpen, Continued)

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Bali: temple festival

Published By: Original publisher Locust Valley, New York: J. J. Augustin. 1953. viii, 70 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Jane Bello

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Balinese (OF07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF General character of religion (771); Eschatology (775); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Spirits and gods (776); Cult of the dead (769); Sacred objects and places (778); Organized ceremonial (796); Priesthood (793); Revelation and divination (787); Congregations (794);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a detailed descriptive account of a bi-yearly odalan or temple festival in Bali. During this festival the people of the village and the priests in the village temple invite the gods to visit the village for three days. The author has given a chronological account of all the activities and rituals which take place throughout the ceremony.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. of07-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-70)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1931-1939

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert J. Theodoratus ; 1962; Teferi Abate Adem; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1930-1950

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Bali, Indonesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Balinese (Indonesian people)/Bali Island (Indonesia)--Religion


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