Unique Balinese Baby Ceremony
Balinese Baby Ceremony is a unique local culture and is a hereditary tradition in this island. Bali are very famous in the world. Beside on his nature this island also famous with the culture. Many people around the world come to this island to see an amazing culture. Where is different which other country or island. You eyes will spoiled with an attractive culture such as building architecture, tradition or ceremony, and the hospitality of peoples.
One of the interesting ceremony you can found here are three ( 3 ) month baby ceremony. It is an unique baby ceremony in the world. Where this baby ceremony not have a specific schedule to be held. It is depend of the age of the baby. That mean once the baby 105 days ( 3 month ) already, this ceremony should be held.
Why this ceremony become an unique baby ceremony because the purpose of this ceremony is pray to the God. And wishing the baby always in good condition. In this time, the baby stepping on the ground in the first time. Eating food as well.
Balinese people believe that, the baby was born is accompanied with his brother called Ari – Ari ( placenta ). This baby ceremony also to be respect to his brother ( Ari – Ari ). Since when still on mother’s womb, they are keeping the embryo in good condition. And also to notify that Ari-Ari ( placenta ) now has born, so that they didn’t disturb the baby during growing up. But still guard the baby from the negative thing which will be impact to growth of the baby.
The Balinese baby ceremony ritual process
The baby ceremony will be start 3 days before the main day. It’s start from create some of equipment for ceremony purpose like offerings, prepare the consumption during ceremony, and all necessary thing related with this ceremony.
All peoples in family will be attending this preparation process. Banjar ( small organization in same area called Banjar ) should be come to help for preparation. Each of person will be busy with their responsibility to make the ceremony running smoothly. When the time is coming up, starting early morning all the people will be busy with own responsibility. Someone prepare the dishes for the people who is join this event. There is people who are complete the ceremony preparation. Another one pick up the priest to lead the ceremony.
When the time is come up and all related thing is complete the ceremony will begin. This baby ceremony will be lead by priest in the temple in their house. The baby will be invite to come to the temple for the first time. During ceremony, Balinese puppet show or called Wayang Lemah will be stages to accompanying the ceremony. This show has purpose to enliven the event.
This ceremony only found in this island, so don’t miss up your time to enjoy and visit Bali Island where the island of the God.