Tawur Kesanga: Payment to the Demon
A day prior to Nyepi, or Balinese New Year, the great Tawur Kesanga ritual is held all over Bali. The word “tawur” literally means, “pay” in a sense of a payment to the bhuta kala, personification to negative force, in order to restore the harmony of life. And kesanga is the ninth month in Balinese Caka calendar. The kesanga is considered the worst month by the Balinese, with troublesome rainy season, and when even the earth is said to be sick and feverish (panes). It is believed that the Lord of Hell, Yama, sweeps Hades of devils, which fall on Bali, making it imperative that the whole of the island be purified.

Ogoh Ogoh – Creating Monster
Pangrupukan, Balinese New Year eve is always full with celebration and festivity, and ogoh-ogoh, the monstrous doll of Bhuta kala, evil spirit or the personification of negative force, is an indispensable part of this festival.


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SBY confirms Bali bomber Dulmatin killed in raid
March 11th, 2010

INDONESIAN President Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono has confirmed that Jemaah Islamiah leader Dulmatin was one of
three men killed in a raid in Jakarta yesterday.

Dulmatin was a key player in the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.

Dr Yudhoyono made the surprise admission despite authorities in Jakarta insisting they had yet to complete forensic testing to establish the
identity of the man shot dead in an internet cafe in the Indonesian capital’s western area.

Indonesia’s minister for politics, law and security Djoko Suyanto immediately cast doubt on the pronouncement, saying on the sidelines of the presidential visit in Canberra that “it’s not confirmed yet to be Dulmatin; I have asked the chief of police, and there is not yet certainty. To be absolutely certain we need to conduct DNA tests”

Two other people were shot in accompanying raids yesterday while trying to escape by motorbike.

The confusion over the identity and timing of the assassination-style killing of Dulmatin raises questions about political motivations for
the raid, which followed two weeks of high-publicity anti-terrorism activity in Aceh and came immediately before both Dr Yudhoyono’s visit
to Canberra and US President Barack Obama’s trip to Jakarta next week.

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June 14 2010
Bali Art Festival
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