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Women in a Balinese village carry banten offerings to the gods which can weigh up to fifty pounds. After the ceremony, the banten are brought home to be consumed by the families.

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Women in a Balinese village carry banten offerings to the gods which can weigh up to fifty pounds. After the ceremony, the banten are brought home to be consumed by the families.

617820. Under palm-lined pathway, women bear offerings of food on their heads.

617820. Under palm-lined pathway, women bear offerings of food on their heads.

1051327. Women balance fruit and rice stacks on their heads in a procession.

1051327. Women balance fruit and rice stacks on their heads in a procession.

Bali Offering Ritual

Bali Offering Ritual

1051444. Offerings of roast pig and baskets of fruit hang from frangipani tree. at bukit gumang hill, bugbug

1051444. Offerings of roast pig and baskets of fruit hang from frangipani tree. at bukit gumang hill, bugbug

BALI   ACQUIRING  THE HOLY WATER  1980

BALI ACQUIRING THE HOLY WATER 1980

A pemangku (priest) draws in preparation for Ekadasa Rudra, an exorcistic ritual held once a century at Pura Besakih. Photo David Stuart-Fox

A pemangku (priest) draws in preparation for Ekadasa Rudra, an exorcistic ritual held once a century at Pura Besakih. Photo David Stuart-Fox

A temple priest presents offerings from worshipers during the yearly festival at Pura Dalem Puri. Photo David Stuart-Fox

A temple priest presents offerings from worshipers during the yearly festival at Pura Dalem Puri. Photo David Stuart-Fox

Praying at Gunung Kawi temple.

Praying at Gunung Kawi temple.