Yellow Rice offerings Dedication on the Feast Day of Kuningan

On Saturday October 24, 2009 the member of Hindus religion in Bali celebrate Kuningan Feast Day. Like we did with the family is almost similar at Galungan where arrangements were made several days before the procurement of materials needed, just a difference in our Kuningan festivals make yellow rice for offerings and to be enjoyed.

Yellow rice is referred to as a symbol of prosperity, which after the victory of Dharma (rightness) against Adharma (not rightness) on Wednesday Kliwon Wuku Dungulan (Galungan), exactly 10 days later i.e. on Saturdays Kliwon wuku Kuningan Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa (the god) down to the world to bestow grace to mankind in the form of basic commodities (food and clothing), which then by the Balinese Hindus celebrated as the Feast Day of Kuningan, where the offerings be completed with yellow rice as a symbol of prosperity.

Yellow rice as offerings are placed in containers called sulanggi its entirety, and then presented to complement the offerings that will be offered on the Feast Day of Kuningan to Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa (the God) as a token of gratitude and thanks as well for the gift be bestowed upon His people the form of clothing materials and food in abundance.

Kuningan Feast Day is celebrated every 210 days which falls on a Saturday Kliwon Wuku Kuningan (Tumpek Kuningan) coincided with the 10 days after Galungan Feast Day.

1 comment:

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