Interesting facts about Bali
The small island of Bali, part of Indonesia, is well known throughout the world as a first-class resort. Every year it is visited by millions of tourists, and in the future they strive to come back here for positive emotions. The island impresses with its superb nature, beautiful beaches and numerous entertainment.
What is interesting about this island?
• In the local language, his name is Pulau Kahyangan, which translates as Island of the Gods.
• Each Balinese simultaneously exists in a pair of worlds. Sekala is a visible environment around a person. The invisible world of Niskala can only be felt while performing national rituals that have a long history.
• There is no time to work on the island, as there are 230 days off every year.
• The religion of the locals is called “Agama Hindu Dharma” and is an amazing mixture of Buddhist and Hindu beliefs, mixed with pagan ideas of the world and faith in various spirits.
• The Bali law allows polygamy, with a maximum number of women limited to four. It is curious that a man can remarry only after receiving the written permission of the first of the wives.
• One of the local traditions involves the filing of teeth. It is made to young people who have reached the age of 16-18. It is believed that such a procedure allows one to calm down six basic spiritual sins in a person (lust, greed, and so on). By the way, if you are interested in this and other traditions in Bali, then the company Gidnabali.ru conducts excursions on the island with a Russian-speaking guide, as well as organizes wedding ceremonies. Wedding ceremony from GidNaBali.ru – will be an unforgettable moment in your life together. Believe it is worth it.
• The Balinese house is a complete living being. The role of the head is played by the temple, necessarily deployed in the direction of the volcano Agung. There are living quarters in place of hands, and the kitchen and outbuildings are located instead of legs.
• In Bali, there are three calendars at once. The first is globally accepted and used in everyday life. The second is called Pavukon and is the calendar of the Javanese-Balinese peoples. The third is called Saka and is common to all Hindus.
• Based on the calendar calendar Saka, today Bali lives in 1936.
• For any Balinese, the right hand is sacred. Only she can pass each other any things.
• The language features of the island provide for the division into three castes, which must be indicated when referring to a person.
• Gunung-Agung Volcano – the highest point of Bali, its summit is at the level of 3142 meters. At the foot is Pura Besakikh, the most revered temple among the locals.
• Rice is the most common product on the island. Residents consider it the food of the gods, so you can meet dishes from it at any celebration.
• Of the entertainment are not equal to the popularity of cockfights. For fighting birds take care of their own children.
• It is curious, but during a divorce, the children remain with their father, and the woman takes with her only the things that she had before marriage.