Duniart – Photography and Blog by Toine IJsseldijk


Odalan ceremony at Tirta Empul Tempel – Tampaksiring

Odalan, Tirta Empul Tempel – Tampaksiring October 2016 The Tirta Empul temple is a Balinese Hindu water temple, located near the town of Tampaksiring, northeast of Ubud. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan, or large bath, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification in holy spring water, filling the bath through dozens on fountains. During Odalan, the anniversary …

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Nyale – West Sumba

Nyale – Wainyapu, West Sumba March 2017 Nyale are sea worms. Once a year they appear on the shores of West Sumba and play an important role in the traditional animistic Marapu believe of the Sumbanese. Early morning after the first sightings of the worms the villagers collect the Nyale. The abundance of worms forecasts …

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Imlek – Jakarta February 2018

Daratan – Selumbung, Bali

Daratan – Selumbung Bali, November 2016 The sacred Ngusaba Daratan ceremony in the Pura Puseh temple of Selumbung is one of my favourite ceremonies in Bali. Selumbung is a small traditional village in Karangasem, on the lower slopes of Gunung Agung, in East Bali. Men and women dance around with incense sticks and offers, dancing …

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