Pujawali Ceremony at Tanah Lot Temple Bali
As others temple, Tanah Lot also has own anniversary day or Pujawali day or that usually held every 6 months (210 approximately according to Balinese calender).
The Pujawali day at the temple fall on Buda Wage (Wednesday), Wuku Langkir precisely that’s about 2 weeks after Galungan Day.
During the time, Local people will be held Dewa Yadnya Ceremony, that’s a sacred sacrifice that is done sincerely to God (Ida Sang Hyang Widhi).
The ceremony will be accompanied by some scared dances and rituals, which is led by a priest.
Meanwhile, whole of temple building will be decorated by traditional religious attribute such as clothes, flags, ornaments hangers, and so on.
Most of the attribute are dominated in white and yellow colors.
In according local people, the yellow is meant as a symbol of the saintliness and white as symbol of the wisdom.
Many Hindus people around the island will visit and bring preparation of worshiping during the time.
Most of them prefer to visit at 04.00 to 06.00 in the morning because sea water is in low tide so that ease in reaching the temple on coral rocks.
Meanwhile, the foreign tourists may visit to see the process of the ceremony. But, they will be required to obey etiquette and dress code Tanah Lot during visiting.