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Devotion to motherland

  • A man dressed in Javanese traditional costume holds his horse. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A man dressed in Javanese traditional costume holds his horse. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • Four horse riders – all dressed in traditional Javanese costumes – are ready to pave the way for the Labuhan Pisungsung Jaladri parade. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    Four horse riders – all dressed in traditional Javanese costumes – are ready to pave the way for the Labuhan Pisungsung Jaladri parade. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • The Dewi Sri statue, which villagers believe is the goddess of rice, is also floated to the sea. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    The Dewi Sri statue, which villagers believe is the goddess of rice, is also floated to the sea. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A statue of Garuda (the king of birds, which is also the vehicle mount of the Hindu god Vishnu) is also floated to the sea. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A statue of Garuda (the king of birds, which is also the vehicle mount of the Hindu god Vishnu) is also floated to the sea. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • People join the parade by carrying offerings. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    People join the parade by carrying offerings. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • People pray on the beach before proceeding with the ceremony. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    People pray on the beach before proceeding with the ceremony. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • The elders walk into the water as a sign that the ceremony is about to begin. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    The elders walk into the water as a sign that the ceremony is about to begin. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A man rides his horse along the beach. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A man rides his horse along the beach. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • Villagers throw their offerings into the sea. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    Villagers throw their offerings into the sea. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • Female villagers also toss flower petals into the sea. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    Female villagers also toss flower petals into the sea. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

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