Kejang Kliwon Uwudan
16 December 2016
The day of Kejang Keliwon falls once every 15 days and is a sacred day for the Balinese Hindus. It is the perfect day to conduct physical and spiritual purification, cleanse the mind, heal the sick and supernaturally get rid of evil elements in residential environs through specified ceremonies. It is also a good day to get rid of pests that are plaguing agricultural fields. According to some Balinese, Kajeng Keliwon is an auspicious day for bhuta kala (evil spirits) to run amok and create chaos among humans and nature. As such, the Balinese will visit temples to pray and meditate. As an expression of respect, they will also present offerings of “segehan” and “tetabuhan arak berem” (a kind of liquor) in the yards of their houses, entry door and other important spots.