Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saraswati Ceremony

Saturday, Jan. 12

I go out at 8 a.m. see the ceremony this morning for Saraswati, the goddess of art, music and education. It’s at the local elementary school here in Pengosegan. Every school in Bali has a stature of this patron deity of schools and learning.


Books are blessed
The kids are lovely in their ceremonial attire. They do several dances from youngest group to oldest, then they all pray together. Very touching and sweet. I’ll let the photos tell it all.

Youngest boys do a warrior dance

Oldest girls make offerings during a dance
Restless, waiting for next event

Waiting their turn to dance

Not sure what they see, but they are definitely dubious!

 Water blessings after the prayers

Gathering emptied offering baskets

"Boys just want to have fun."

Striking the set

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