Melasti ceremony

The header shows the demon queen Rangda, the first photo below is the king of all the good spirits (Barong), their eternal struggle is performed regularly, and has a very powerful presence everywhere. It’s another day of prayers, chanting, offerings (including a live black duck thrown to the sea and quickly retrieved by some lingering teens), a dip into the waves. The photos should pretty much speak for themselves, not much to say. It was insanely hot, even though before ten in the morning, and I should be used to it after all these years, but anyway, I spent the rest of the day with some intensive silent day rehearsal (aka sleeping).

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