Preparation For Nyepi Festival – A Day Of Silence in Bali, Indonesia (12 Photos)

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Nyepi day is celebrated in Bali, Indonesia. and it’s commemorated every Isaawarsa (Saka new year). Nyepi day is a day of silence, fasting, and meditation. according to the Bali calendar in 2012, the day falls on March 23rd. Nyepi is also celebrated as New year. Balinese Hindu carry a mythological statue of the demon, which is part of parade and it is known as “Ogoh-ogoh”. The main purpose of the making of Ogoh-ogoh is the purification of the natural environment of any spiritual pollutants emitted from the activities of living beings (especially humans). An Ogoh-ogoh is normally standing on a pad built of timber planks and bamboos. During the procession, the Ogoh-ogoh is rotated counter-clockwise three times. This act is done at every T-junction and at crossroad of the village. Rotating the effigies during the cremational parade and the eve of Nyepi represents the contact of the bodies with the spirits.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)

In Denpasar, Indonesia. They have tradition of carrying a mythological statue of the demon, “Ogoh-ogoh” in the parade, and later they burn the statue.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
A resident of Bali in carnival costume during a parade in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
Bali hindu believers have a giant statue “Ogoh-ogoh”, representing the evil spirit, before the Day of Silence Nepi in Jakarta.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
Bali woman during a parade in Jakarta.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
Bali hindu believers have a giant statue during a solemn procession was built in the ninth century at Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
Believers have a giant statue during a solemn procession in Jakarta.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
Solemn procession on the eve of “Nyepi” a Day of Silence in Klaten, Central Java.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
Bali woman in front of a solemn procession in Denpasar.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
The solemn procession in Denpasar.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
Believers have the image of the demon “Ogoh-ogoh” during a rally in Denpasar, Bali.
Preparation for Nyepi - A Day of Silence in Bali (12 Photos)
Indonesian police checks statues of demons “Ogoh-ogoh” for the presence of substances before a solemn procession in Denpasar.