Bali, Ogoh ogoh

Bali, Ogoh ogoh

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Ogoh-Ogoh according to Balinese is symbol from devil or criminal atmosphere which always peep and can influence the human being to misbehave, hence from that the virulent influence in Bali dissipated by executing cortege Ogoh-Ogoh which pageant encircle the countryside. Ogoh-Ogoh, which is described as the big posture like giant ready to eat the human being every occasion, generally its eye goggle and its clothes are horrible completely. Nevertheless, nowadays Ogoh-Ogoh have expanded, which is adapted to a story and generally taken away from the story of Mahabharata or Ramayana. Because very high artistic value in Bali, Balinese now make the Ogoh-Ogoh not only virulent giant, but also make the big idol from good figure. Ogoh-Ogoh made from bamboo crate which caterpillar and formed as according to imagination of its maker, later then wrapped with the paper, cloth, cotton or sponge. Young fellow in each village does its work in mutual assistance. This celebration Ogoh-Ogoh is usually conducted one day before Nyepi Day and if you wish to see this annual activity, come to Bali before Nyepi Day between March and April.

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