Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Natural green farm full of charm stretches at the sea that connecting Nusa Lembongan island towards Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Bali. Seaweed cultivation by traditional farmers in Nusa Lembongan, providing as distinctive life taste of this small island.

Seaweed farming is one of the traditions inherited from ancestors in Nusa Lembongan island. Efforts to preserve seaweed also been enhanced to create traditional custom rules "Awig - awig" and rituals  Trance/Sanghyang Grodog also revived by the community of the island as the real preservation of Bali  heritage.

Gong Xi Fa Cai - Happy Chinese New Year.....

Calcareous & Rockies road, drought with deprivation life becomes great mirror for Klungkung inhabitants life, especially in Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan island.

Trying to build live by working hard, make Nusa Lembongan island especially, rapidly growing to become an international tourist destination.  

Hindu religious ritual ceremonies continue to be preserved as ritual Sang Hyang Grodog. This ritual serves to invoke the protection of Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa could always avoid the distress of life such as: difficulty getting water in dry season. This ritual is  "Ritual pengaci desa" that comes every  year, serves as "Penyomia desa" restore elements of life that are negative to be  positive.

Yesterday, heavy rain never can stop my feet continue to up date my housekeeping task in my peaceful and natural home. Along the rain with lightning, it was much fun if we enjoy the meal plus drinking hot Bali coffee.

  But natural virulence came also, perhaps because of the cold & wet, the reptiles also came out " Village snake " ... jump quickly !!! Wooowww....try to avoid the pecks of snake, it was small thing but quite scary for me. I staied in the right stepping, but slippery ..... Hee .... hee ... Finally fell down amid heavy rain with full of lighting.... !! What's the story.....

Negative Balinese habit should be treated as lazy to clean the garden " Ngekoh sickness....!!!" He.....he....bes liu  bungan hati, dadi merana nak idup, ngesap nyemak gareng Klungkunge......mirip bes liu politike dadi Merono  ...!!

 Miniature " Janggolan "  created as  symbol of Sang Hyang Grodog, traditional fishermen boat  with stretch screen equipped and  pole (Same with fishermen boat in Nusa Penida). Ritual ceremony held together with traditional dances. The dancers perform are very simple without make-up and accessories. This ritual also envied chanting "Gending - Gending Bali / Kidung Bali /Sacred song to the worship of the Gods ".

Ritual Sang Hyang Grodog begins at " Penanggal Pitu, Sasih karo ( Balinese Calendar ). Economic difficulties, as well as the social situation of the people also make tradition of  Ritual Sang Hyang Grodog disappeared since 1984, but set it on Nusa Lembongan island successful economic development, in 2012 - after twenty-nine years of experience "Mati Suri" Ritual Sang Hyang Grodog in revived and celebrated in the whole of the month.

Continue this life spirit, Welcome to Ritual Sang  Hyang Grodog at Nusa Lembongan island. It will come every year, please check this temple event calender with your guides accordingly......!! Happy Holiday...!!

Thank you,

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