Kuta Residents Held Ritual to Dispel Pests


Residents from 50 banjar at Kerobokan customary village, Kuta, Bali held the ritual of “nangluk merana” to dispel pests in the surrounding area.

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika, also attended the ceremony that is called “Nangluk Merana Lan Mecaru Sampi Byang Belang Kebang”. The ceremony is centered at Masceti Ulun Tanjung Temple, Petitenget, Kerobokan, Badung.

In that occasion, Pastika wished that the ceremony held could run smoothly and get bless of God so that it brings welfare to people.

He added that as stated in the Sri Purana Tatwa that Hindus people have to carry out ceremony at Ulun Suwi, Masceti, Kentel Gumi and Watu Klotok Temple to prevent pests.

“At Masceti Temple is the rats ruler, at Sakenan Temple is the walang sangit,” he said.

For that reason, he supports the “nangluk merana” ceremony as a form of customary, cultural, and religious practices to achieve people welfare.

On the other hand, he asked the residents to maintain harmonious relationship before the regional election.

“Although there are different opinions in deciding which one to vote for, we have to keep maintaining pesemetonan and menyama braya (brotherhood),” he said.

In the middle of the ritual, the Bali Governor also gave clothes aid to the pemangku (holymen) of Masceti Ulun Tanjung Temple.

In the ceremony, some administrator were also present, such as the Vice-Head of Bali Parliament I Ketut Suwandi, Vice-Regent Badung Ketut Sudikerta, Head of North Kuta District AA Putu Yuyun Hanura Eny and Chief of Kerobokan Customary Village Agung Sutarja.

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