Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Barbara Temperton #27 - Cruising VIII - Bali

The gist of what Bitha says of dishevelled offerings and incense sticks on the footpath by our bus where many feet have passed to market is that red is for fire and Brahma, yellow for water, white air. They are canang, essential for placation of evil spirits, hold rice, flowers, sometimes cigarettes. The essence sari is in the offering of coins, sprinkles of holy water. Canang sari are only holy while holy water remains, they don’t stay holy all day.

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