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Purification

Traditional leaders wash sacred objects during the Ngarumat Barang Pusaka ritual at the historic site of Bumi Alit Kabuyutan in Arjasari, Bandung, West Java, on Thursday. The annual ritual, conducted on the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, symbolizes self-cleansing. (JP/Arya Dipa)
Traditional leaders wash sacred objects during the Ngarumat Barang Pusaka ritual at the historic site of Bumi Alit Kabuyutan in Arjasari, Bandung, West Java, on Thursday. The annual ritual, conducted on the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, symbolizes self-cleansing. (JP/Arya Dipa)

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