Every 120 day cycle, the Balinese celebrate the victory of virtue over evil called Galungan. During Galungan, the Balinese believe that all the gods descend on earth to celebrate, and the spirits of ancestors visit their homes. Thus Galungan rituals and offerings are meant to welcome these otherworldly spirits to the material realm.

Galungan is about the victory of dharma over adharma. The series of Hindu religious ceremonies that are performed during this 10-day Festival period are generally considered to be the most important ones of Hindu Bali. During this period the followers of the Balinese Hindu Dharma religion focus on the importance of living a life based on dharma.


Preparations already start at Tumpek Uduh – 25 days before Galungan Day, at the Saturday of the 7th week of the Balinese Pawukon calendar, Wariga. The total length of the ceremony period therefore extends to 35 days (= 5 weeks, one Balinese month).

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