Our day began with a Balinese dance. The dances are ancient traditions. Most are connected to Hindu rituals, others are more social and artistic expressions. All are dynamic, angular and intensely expressive. Our day ended with tours of two of the most breathtaking temples I could ever imagine. No matter your religion, the beauty was spiritually moving.
Balinese Dance - BarongBarong is a lion like creature and is the king of the spirits. He is the leader of good and the enemy of Rangda, the demon Queen. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil
Pura BratanAlso known as the temple on the lake. It is on the shores of Lake Bratan.
Pura BratanThe temple has been used as a place for conducting rituals since 500 BC. The temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali.
Tanah LotThis is a place of worship of the gods guarding the sea. There are two temples one on the boulder (pictured) and one on the cliffs.
Tanah LotTanah Lot is translated into "small island floating on the sea".