melasti


15-Mar-2015



A Balinese Hindu devotee carries oil lamp during Melasti Ritual ceremony on March 9, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The Melasti Ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of elf-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6am and 6pm. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)






A Balinese Hindu devotee prepares offerings during Melasti Ritual ceremony on March 9, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The Melasti Ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of elf-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6am and 6pm. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)






A Balinese Hindu devotee in a trance stabs himself with traditional daggers called ‘keris’ during a Melasti Ritual ceremony on March 9, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The Melasti Ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of elf-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6am and 6pm. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)






A young Balinese Hindu devotee gestures as he plays on the seashore during Melasti Ritual ceremony on March 9, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The Melasti Ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of elf-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6am and 6pm. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)






Balinese Hindu devotees carry offerings during Melasti Ritual ceremony on March 9, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The Melasti Ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of elf-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6am and 6pm. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)







chap goh meh


15-Mar-2015



An ethnic Chinese Indonesian uses blood from a self inflicted wound on his tongue to write a spell on ritual papers during a Chap Goh Meh celebration on February 24, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Today locals are celebrating the Chap Goh Meh, which is the 15th day of Chinese New Year and represents the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Traditionally,people visit temples and offer prayers in order to receive blessings and good fortune from the God of Prosperity. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)






Ethnic Chinese Indonesians recite prayers during Chap Goh Meh celebrations at a temple on February 24, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Today locals are celebrating the Chap Goh Meh, which is the 15th day of Chinese New Year and represents the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Traditionally,people visit temples and offer prayers in order to receive blessings and good fortune from the God of Prosperity. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)






An ethnic Chinese Indonesian with his cheeks pierced stands on top of a chariot while in a trance during a Chap Goh Meh ritual parade on February 24, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Today locals are celebrating the Chap Goh Meh, which is the 15th day of Chinese New Year and represents the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Traditionally,people visit temples and offer prayers in order to receive blessings and good fortune from the God of Prosperity. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)






An ethnic Chinese Indonesian with his cheeks pierced stands on top of a chariot while in a trance during a Chap Goh Meh ritual parade on February 24, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Today locals are celebrating the Chap Goh Meh, which is the 15th day of Chinese New Year and represents the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Traditionally,people visit temples and offer prayers in order to receive blessings and good fortune from the God of Prosperity. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)






An ethnic Chinese Indonesian cuts his tongue as he puts himself into a trance during a Chap Goh Meh celebration on February 24, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Today locals are celebrating the Chap Goh Meh, which is the 15th day of Chinese New Year and represents the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Traditionally,people visit temples and offer prayers in order to receive blessings and good fortune from the God of Prosperity. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)






Chinese Indonesians participate in a Chap Goh Meh ritual parade on February 24, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Today locals are celebratig the Chap Goh Meh, which is the 15th day of Chinese New Year and represents the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Traditionally,people visit temples and offer prayers in order to receive blessings and good fortune from the God of Prosperity. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)







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