Java Hindus celebrate Hindu Festival Melasti

By:Aman Rochman. Thousands of members of the Hindu Tengger community, who live on the slopes of Mount Bromo, carried offerings, heirlooms and other items to the Widodaren spring to perform the Melasti ceremony on Sunday, March 3, 2019 .

Hindus will perform an ogoh-ogoh (giant effigy) parade on Wednesday afternoon and then perform Nyepi on Thursday. The whole ceremony closes on Friday with the Ngembak Geni ceremony – which literally means restarting the fire – in each temple.[yan] […]

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