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Balinese House Architecture

balinese traditional house

Balinese house (kuren) consists of a family or a number of related families living within one enclosure, praying at a common family temple, with one gate and one kitchen. The square plot of land (pekarangan) in which the various units. of the house stand is entirely surrounded by a wall of whitewashed mud, protected from rain erosion by a crude …

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Ngayah, a Path of Devotion

Ngayah, a Path of Devotion

The Balinese, through the execution of various forms of upacara (ceremonies), do so by active voluntarism; participating and contributing – a common Balinese term known as ngayah. Though it takes up much of their time, money and energy, they are nonetheless pleased to carry it out. The Balinese way of life and Hinduism are both intertwined. Hindu belief underlines four …

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