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70th Independence Day of Indonesia " 17th August 2015"

Independence Day of Indonesia is a day that marks when Indonesia was declared Independent from the Netherlands. This day is filled with festivities and celebrations. Despite the fact that Indonesia declared its independence from the Dutch Government on August 17, 1945, it wasn't until 2005 that the Dutch accepted this date as the official date for Indonesia's independence. August 17th 2105 is a date that will be celebrated by all people from the Indonesian archipelago as the date marks the 70th anniversary of the country’s independence. And the national colors red and white flag will be splashed across the country In addition lots of flag-waving, parades and family gatherings, here’s a look at three general events happening this weekend.  On the morning of August 17, many students and government officials join ceremonies to raise the red and white banner. The official flag raising ceremony takes place at the State Palace, where hundreds gather on bleachers to…

Shirodhara Treatment for Health

Shirodhara massage originates from India and is based on the ancient principles of Ayurvedic medicine. Translated from the Sanskrit as a holistic healing science, Ayurveda aims to harmonise the body, mind, senses and soul. Ayurveda may be an ancient Indian therapy but its appeal is thoroughly modern. This holistic system of diet, herbal remedies and massage has been a big hit with thousands of celebrities, spa-goers and harried workers all around the world, looking to regain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Shirodhara is a luxuriant and easy way to achieve instant calm and rejuvenation. It derives from two Sanskrit words: shiro and dhara. Shiro means head and dhara means to flow. It involves the warm and consistent flow of aromatic oils on the forehead, specifically on the ‘third eye’. This is the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows. It is said to be the seat of human consciousness. The oils are allowed to flow over the scalp and through the hair, creating a blissful…

Making "Canang Sari" Daily offerings of Hinduism society in Bali

Canang Sari is one of Daily Balinese Hindus people offerings made to thank the Gods in praise and pray. You will see these offerings in the temples, on small shrines in houses, and on the ground or as a part of a large offering. The phrase canang sari is derived from the words "sari" its mean essence and "canang" is a small square made from coconut leaf decorated with a combination of colourful flowers. Canang sari normally filled with colorful flowers. The colors of the flowers are white, red, yellow, blue or green. Those colors are not randomly chosen; they have different meaning and are placed in specific directions. White-colored flowers that point to the east as a symbol of Iswara. Iswara is regarded as one of the primary forms of God. He is also known as Shiva or Mahadeva.Red-colored flowers that point to the south as a symbol of Brahma. Brahma is often referred to as the progenitor or great grandsire of all human beings. Brahm? is traditionally depicted with four heads, four faces,…

“Siat Sampian” War Against Adharma

This tradition is held every year at Pesamuan Tiga Temple, in Bedulu village. It is also get attention from tourists. Before the tradition begins, it is performed the ceremony Nampiog, Ngober and Meguak-guakan. In this ceremony, thousands of people surround the area of temple while moving their hand like raven.That Process is followed by mothers who have purified. Other than that, holy person of the temple also surround the temple area. After that procession have finished, It is continued by Ngombak Ceremony. In this ceremny, woman of 46 people, and men of 309 people make a move like waves. This ceremony is done by holding each other hand and moving like waves. After finishing it all, they immediately took sampian (leaf circuit for offerings) and at each other and throwing with sampian.“Nampiog, Ngober, Meguak-guakan and Ngombak are a purification process before the ceremony Siat sampian done, “said I Wayan Patra, traditional leader of Pesamuan Tiga Temple.So, What is The meaning …