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‘Tumpek Pengatag’: Thanking the plants

  • A Balinese Hindu performs prayers during the Tumpek Pengatag ceremony to worship Sanghyang Sangkara, or the god of plants. The ceremony takes place 25 days before Galungan day. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    A Balinese Hindu performs prayers during the Tumpek Pengatag ceremony to worship Sanghyang Sangkara, or the god of plants. The ceremony takes place 25 days before Galungan day. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • A girl receives holy water from a priest during the Tumpek Pengatag ceremony and drinks it. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    A girl receives holy water from a priest during the Tumpek Pengatag ceremony and drinks it. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • The offerings for the god of plants, which is called Banten. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    The offerings for the god of plants, which is called Banten. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • Ibu Nyoman Siniri prays at her family’s small temple by presenting offerings during the ceremony. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Ibu Nyoman Siniri prays at her family’s small temple by presenting offerings during the ceremony. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  •  Nyoman presents the offerings consisting of colorful rice. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Nyoman presents the offerings consisting of colorful rice. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • Nyoman walks in her backyard, which is planted with clove trees, after the Tumpek Pengatag ceremony. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Nyoman walks in her backyard, which is planted with clove trees, after the Tumpek Pengatag ceremony. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • Nyoman places an offering on one of the trees in her backyard. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Nyoman places an offering on one of the trees in her backyard. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • The offering comprises grains of rice wrapped with webbed coconut leaves. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    The offering comprises grains of rice wrapped with webbed coconut leaves. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • Nyoman performs a prayer and presents the offerings to one of the trees. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Nyoman performs a prayer and presents the offerings to one of the trees. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • Nyoman splashes holy water on one of her clove trees. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Nyoman splashes holy water on one of her clove trees. JP/Anggara Mahendra

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