Tumpek Wayang Ceremony - ZoomBali

Tumpek Wayang Ceremony

Bali, Indonesia

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Tumpek Wayang - On this day, all the puppeteers and those who have a puppet in Bali will give a special ceremony to theirs. They call the Tumpek Wayang as Odalan Wayang. In addition, many people choose Tumpek Wayang as an auspicious day to perform purificatory rite (ruwatan) both physically and mentally.

It has a very special position and is considered the most sacred. Why? Because of it poses a pile of transitional times falling on Saniscara (Saturday), Kajeng, Kliwon, Wayang. Saniscara (Saturday) is the last day in the count of Saptawara (seven-day week); Kajeng is the last day in the count of Triwara (three-day week); and Kliwon is the last day in the count of Pancawara (five-day week). Meanwhile, Tumpek Wayang is the last tumpek in the six sequences existing in the cycle of Balinese pawukon-based calendar. On that account, Tumpek Wayang becomes the day filled with transitional times.

Other than due to confluence of the last days, Tumpek Wayang is also considered sacred because the Hindus always link the day as the birthday of Lord Kala. That is why it has close connection with Sapuh Leger mythology, or refers to the mythology of the birth of Lord Kala as the aftermath of improper sexual intercourse of Lord Shiva and his spouse Goddess Uma. In the mythology is mentioned, they engage in an improper sexual intercourse so it is called kama salah and the birth of Lord Kala is said to be Salah Wetu (wrongly born). Similarly, people born on this day are considered wrongly born so they have less good and sickly properties.

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Event Times and Dates:

December 31, 2016