What is Special In The Day Before Silent Day

In the day before silent Day. All hindus people in Indonesia generally and Bali specially celebrate this day. In the morning in each house hold will perform tawur kesanga activity with pecaruan in surrounding yard of the house. And in the afternoon, hindus people specially the youth organization will do the carnival that is ogoh-ogoh carnival. Balinese preparing the ogoh-ogoh around one untill two month, if you have traveling in Bali, you will see the Balinese doing activities including making ogoh-ogoh, preparing gambelan, and some time will present by dance following the theme of ogoh-ogoh.

 Ogoh Ogoh is an art that is interesting and entertaining culture is also full of a lot of meaning contained in it as a characteristic of the dignity of the nation,In celebration of Nyepi in Bali then do not miss the parade of ogoh-ogoh held the afternoon before the night before Nyepi day.Ogoh-ogoh little about the culture of Bali. Ogoh-ogoh is a sculpture of Balinese culture that describe personality Bhuta Kala. In Hinduism Dharma, Bhuta Kala represents strength (BHU) universe and time (Kala), which is not measurable and irrefutable. In the embodiment of the statue in question, Bhuta Kala portrayed as big and scary; usually in the form of giant. which is made of bamboo.

In general ogoh-ogoh made of plaited bamboo such a way as to form a ogoh-ogoh, either in the form of puppet characters or more themes. But now ogoh-ogoh began to be modified by a number of craftsmen, bamboo or wood materials that are considered too heavy and complicated is now replaced with a cork.In addition to lighter,cork ogoh-ogoh also can be an inspiration for people who want to use ogoh-ogoh as decoration. Now I point to use cork, due to education, so that they can learn to make a sculpture for decoration, in hotels can.

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The manufacturing process is not much different from the bamboo ogoh-ogoh , just ogoh-ogoh by cork requires precision in terms of designing the pattern to be formed. If either cut the cork, then it can not be symmetrical shape. While making ogoh-ogoh by cork is also shorter than the ogoh-ogoh of bamboo. When last year still using bamboo,

 Peek Process Ogoh-Ogoh Welcoming Nyepi

Ogoh-ogoh Balinese artwork is done once a year before Nyepi. How to make it should require patience because it makes ogoh-ogoh is quite complicated.Here’s a glimpse of the process of making ogoh – ogoh.

 Material to made ogoh-ogoh :

Bamboo rolls sliced ​​(usually sold in building materials)
Cork (formed according to anatomy of ogoh – ogoh)
Rope (rope bamboo, raffia), Wire
Iron Frame (galvanized iron pipe)
Wire mesh (as a basic skin)
Paper cement (leather cover)
Plamir Wall
Welding tools (compressor)
Wood Beams
Bamboo for pedestal (Bali Language: Sanan)
Horse Hair / Fur / Ijuk (For Hair)
Paper, Cloth (motif formed pepatran bali), as a clothing material ogoh- ogoh.

Ogoh-ogoh are giant dolls made from bamboo frames which are intricately weaved and tied and then covered with papier mache. They are made in the form of creatures of the underworld known in Balinese as buta-kala. The creatures are based on characters taken from traditional myths and legends, however in modern times many also take the form of modern characters, including even people in the media or in the government.For young Balinese, making ogoh-ogoh is a challenging but exciting art form and one month before Nyepi, most banjars are bubbling with “ogoh-ogoh fever”. It’s no mean feat to make a papier mache doll many metres high. Just getting it to stand up is a task, let alone making it lifelike.

 Ogoh-ogoh are paraded around the streets on the eve of Nyepi, known as Hari Pengerupukan. Most main roads are closed off and thousands of people gather to watch the parade. It may take up to 30 people to carry a large ogoh-ogoh and each banjar includes a team of musicians playing gamelan and sometimes male and female dancers. Traditionally, however, it was just the ogoh-ogoh which were paraded in the streets on the eve of Nyepi. These days, however, this night has become an excuse for an ogoh-ogoh festival which is judged and the winning team rewarded with a large prize.The gamelan ensemble used to accompany the ogoh-ogoh is called baleganjur which is made up of up to 15 musicians playing gongs, cymbals and drums. The louder the music the better, as their function is to scare off any demons before Nyepi, the day of silence. After being paraded till midnight, the giant dolls are ceremoniously burnt to represent the destruction of the demons on Earth.

 Ogoh-ogoh carnivals themselves are held all over Bali following sunset. Bleganjur, a Balinese gamelan music accompanies the procession. Some are giants taken from classical Balinese lore. All have fangs, bulging eyes and scary hair and are illuminated by torches.The procession is usually organised by the Seka Teruna, the youth organisation of Banjar. When Ogoh-ogoh is being played by the Seka Teruna, everyone enjoys the carnival. In order to make a harmonic relation between human being and God, human and human, and human and their environments, Tawur Kesanga is performed in every level of society, from the people’s house. In the evening, the Hindus celebrating Ngerupuk, start making noises and light burning torches and set fire to the Ogoh-ogoh in order to get the Bhuta Kala, evil spirits, out of our lives.


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