Perlukah Setiap Ruangan Dipasang Pelangkiran?

QUESTION:

Mohon informasi kalau di rumah sudah ada merajan apakah perlu di setiap ruangan dipasangin pelangkiran? Bagaimana kalau untuk di dapur?

ANSWER:

Kalau di rumah sudah ada sanggah pamerajan alit, maka pelangkiran yang diperlukan:

1. Di setiap kamar tidur, untuk stana Sang Kanda-pat Continue reading Perlukah Setiap Ruangan Dipasang Pelangkiran?

Sembahyang Menghadap Mana?

Menurut Lontar Tutur Kuturan, ada istilah “hulu” dan “teben”. Istilah ini muncul karena keterbatasan pikiran kita, kemudian memandang bahwa Tuhan itu seperti organ manusia, ada kepala, badan/ tangan, kaki.

Lihatlah misalnya lambang acintya, toh berbentuk manusia. Dari sini berkembang bahwa hulu itu kepala, teben itu kaki. Selanjutnya ini juga menjadi patokan utama, madya, dan nista mandala dari sebuah bangunan suci/ pura/ sanggah pamerajan. Continue reading Sembahyang Menghadap Mana?

Uluwatu Temple

At the western most tip of Bukit Peninsula, this is one of Bali’s nine “directional” Kayangan Jagat Temples. The location is dramatic, perched on the edge of a high cliff with a picturesque sunset view. The temple was first used for worship by the holy 11th century priest, Empu Kuturan, who came to Bali to bring religious law and to form Desa Adat (traditional villages). The area where the spectacular sunset can be viewed is filled with the scent of frangipani blossoms. Continue reading Uluwatu Temple

Badung

The Regency of Badung, which is located between 08 degrees south latitude and 115 degrees east longitude, is shaped like “keris”, a traditional sword in Bali. The Regency, which has only 418.52 square kilometers of land, is divided into six districts (kecamatan), 40 administrative villages (desa dinas and kelurahan), and as many as 117 traditional villages (desa adat). Continue reading Badung