Canang Sari is one of Daily Balinese hindus people offerings made to thank the gods in praise and pray. You will see these offerings in the temples, on small shrines in houses, and on the ground or as a part of a large offering.
The phrase canang sari is derived from the words “sari” (essence) and “canang” (a small square of coconut-leaf basket decorated with a combination of colorful flowers). A Canang Sari is completed by placing on top of the canang an amount of money (”kepeng”), which is said to make up the essence (the “sari”) of the offering. Canang Sari is made from young yellow palm leafs, Flowers, and foodstuff an art form assosiated with every ritual in bali. Balinese believe in the forces of the invisible worlds dictates that offerings be created with a spirit of thankfulness and loving attention to detail.
Balinese always offering Canang sari every day, except there are some one death around village. Canang sari offered to say thankfullness to the GOD ( Sang Hyang Widi Wasa ), for what was we get in our life. Canang sari is simplest daily household offering. Canang sari usualy offer in Tempel, Family Temple, Cross Road, House, Sacred Statue, shop or other place that balinese belife sacred. thats all to make the world balance. ( Tri Hita Karana : Parahyangan – Pawongan – Palemahan ), that means God – Human – nature.
The philosophy behind the offering is self sacrifice in that they take time and effort to prepare.