Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan

18 February 2022

The day of Kajeng Kliwon falls once every 15 days and is a sacred day for the Balinese Hindus. It is the perfect day to conduct physical and spiritual puri cation, cleanse the mind, heal the sick and supernaturally get rid of evil elements in residential en- virons through speci ed ceremonies. It is also a good day to get rid of pests that are plaguing agricultural elds. Accord- ing to some Balinese, Kajeng Kliwon is an auspicious day for bhuta kala (evil spirits) to run amok and create chaos among hu- mans and nature. As such, the Balinese will visit temples to pray and meditate and re- mind themselves to watch their thoughts and feelings. As an expression of respect to the supernatural and other unseen forces, they will also present o erings of “segehan” and “tetabuhan arak berem” (a kind of liquor) in the yards of their houses, entry door and other important spots. If you’re in Bali on this day, you’ll most likely see plenty of ceremonies taking place in almost all street corners, houses and tem- ples as Kajeng Kliwon is also a propitious day to hold certain ceremonies if deemed so by the spiritually wise in the Balinese Hindu religion.

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