If you are currently in Bali, you may notice large, intricately decorated bamboo penjor structures lining the roads. These penjor are made especially for Galungan, one of Bali’s holiest Hindu celebrations.
Galungan occurs every 210 days on the Pawukon calendar and honours the victory of dharma over adharma – good triumphing over evil. It also marks the date when ancestral spirits return to earth to visit their families. These penjor structures act as guides so the spirits can find their way back home.
We are honoured to join in the festivities at our Batu Bolong store by installing our penjor out front. We feel privileged to take part in this meaningful tradition and experience the sights, sounds, and spirit of celebration in the community. The scent of incense fills the air as families dress in their finest traditional clothing and visit local temples to pray. There is a powerful sense of magic and joy during this holy time.
We hope anyone visiting Bali for Galungan takes time to understand and appreciate the history and significance of this festival. The vibrant culture and traditions of this special island are what make it so magical. We are forever grateful to be a part of it.
Indigo Luna xx