BALI GARDEN’S TEMPLE BIRTHDAY

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Anniversary of Pura or temple is called Odalan in Bali and it is one of the most important Hindu rituals conducted by the Balinese people to ensure the spiritual harmony. It is calculated based on the Balinese calendar or Saka which fall once every 6 months or within 210 days based on the AD calendar we use today. Our temple Odalan happens to be on the Christmas day 25 December 2015.

Before the Odalan, Bali Garden team has prepared food and other offering as well as decorating the temple. Odalan has a great philosophical meaning that reminds us of where we came from and the balance of the universe and its contents to the ceremonies and offerings. In Bali people understand the natural balance of positive and negatives balance, so they do not destroy negative forces, but balance it.