A Bali blessing is a spiritual ceremony that is part of our traditional custom consisting of a purification, welcoming of good spirits and a final offering while the individual performing the ceremony chants mantras in ancient Sanskrit.
When you arrive, various offerings will be placed at the ceremony location where you will be sitting or kneeling. We will begin with incense to purify and cleanse the body, a ritual we perform regularly in Bali to cleanse our bodies and spirits. We are further purified using various offerings including the sprinkling of blessed water to purify the body. Water represents the flow of energy, or chi, and Bali has many sacred springs and rivers including Ayung River, Bali’s longest and holiest river. This is the same river Bambu Indah sits above. During this ceremony, you are invited to receive the water over your head and body in what is referred to as a holy shower.
After the holy shower, rice is then placed on the forehead for good fortune and prosperity and prayer, the waving of hands is in memory of your ancestors and the placement of pieces of thread on the body signify strength. The ceremony will finish with eating small portions of food for a happy and prosperous future.
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