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Banten&Canang Sari meaning in the worship of Hindus in Bali 


MEANS ceremony or bebantenan(Offering Temple) in Bali, in fact not just a mere decoration. But therein laden symbolic meanings. In general, the upakara means as a medium for people to connect themselves with the Creator.



Cymbals for example, have been commonly used as a means of worship, but there are still people who do not understand its meaning. Cymbals, he said, comes from the ancient Javanese language. Originally meant betel, so that in Bali there are terms pecanangan whose contents betel nut, gambier, prestige, tobacco and betel nuts.


Bali canang compiled into a means of worship that the core material peporosan. Peporosan made from betel leaf, lime, gambier and areca nut. '' Betel in ancient times was given in honor of the guests. In fact, until now betel has significance in a ceremony in Bali and also was presented to the guests, '' he said.


Peporosan materials it also implies. The prestige or lime symbolizes Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu symbolizes betel, and gambier symbolizes Brahma.

Not only that, other materials such as flat rectangular chess symbolizes purusaartha and taledan or vinca symbolizing harmony and the silence of the mind uras sari emblem or firmness of mind. '' So it is a manifestation cymbals offering to God in its manifestation as Tri Murti. He begged a boon to the people to be able to achieve the goal of life namely chess purusaartha safely, '' he said. While the emblem flower emblem of purity and compassion. '' In fact, it is the main core cymbals all other offerings,


Likewise kuangen, he said, in fact as a symbol. In LontarSiwagama, kuangen referred to as a symbol of Omkara (holy character of God).


It is said, kuangen equipment consists of kojong of banana leaves, PLAWA and trimmings (pepayasan) interest and peporosan called penance compassion. Peporosanasih reparation was made of two pieces of betel leaf contains lime (prestige). In addition kuangen equipped kepeng.

Kojong (Krucut) that symbolized the number three, pieces kojong over a symbol ardha moon, kepeng as a symbol of tiger, flowers and leaves as a symbol PLAWA tone. '' In Lontar Sri Jaya Kusunu, kuangen referred to as a symbol of Omkara (holy character of God). While in BrihadArinyakaUpanishads, kuangen emblem Ida Sang HyangWidhiWasa, '' he said citing the use kuangen correct way is to face kuangen face to face with the people face.


It is said, also implies daksina. Daksina derived from the Sanskrit word. Daksina could mean wages, daksina also be meaningful to the south and the name of a banten. Daksina equipment namely coconut, duck eggs, grains. In LontarSiwagama, coconuts as a symbol of God's creation of the universe --alamananda.


Eggs are used as a complementary daksina are duck eggs, because duck has the properties satwan. Unlike the daksinacaru dedicated to the buthakala, which can be used chicken eggs. While the oil used must be peeled and mashed. In addition to oil, there is also rice and grains as a symbol of fertility. There is also a seafood is also a symbol of fertility.






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