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We enter the beauty of Bali without a word, witness the
connection to water that transcends the practical. Water is sacred in Bali, not
taken for granted. It graces every offering and ceremony, purifies each prayer.
Sensual, poetic rhythms and images layered with music, chanting and natural
sounds reveal rich Bali Hindu traditions that endure amidst modernity.
Deep interconnections with each
other, nature and the gods are expressed in a cremation ceremony, water
purification ritual, new year water blessing for sacred statues and daily life.