The Balinese believe in the power of spirits and gods, and religious practices occupy an important place in their daily lives. They visit temples and make sacrifices to appease the gods and ensure the well-being of the family. Prayers and meditations are often carried out in the rhythm of mantras, which gives them a special impact. Balinese Hinduism
Balinese Hinduism is a unique form of Hinduism that is mixed with Balinese traditions and beliefs. It focuses on the cult of ancestors, spirits and nature gods. The main deities in Balinese Hinduism are the Three Wise Ones (Trimurti) - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. We have already talked about this divine triad above, when we talked about amulets. Temples and sacred places
Bali is known for its many temples and sacred places. Temples are the center of religious life and cultural events. One of the most famous temples is Ulun Danu on Lake Bratan, which is dedicated to the goddess of lake and water. Sacrifices
Sacrifice plays an important role in Balinese Hinduism. The Balinese regularly bring flowers, fruits, sometimes money and other items to the temples as a sign of gratitude to the gods for all the blessings and favors of the gods. Rites and ceremonies
The island of Bali is rich in rituals and ceremonies related to religion. One of the famous rituals is Melas - a purification ritual that is performed on the beaches to invoke the god of the ocean. Wedding ceremonies, funeral rituals and many other ceremonies are also held. Roles of sacred native animals
Some animals, such as monkeys and cows, are considered sacred in Bali. Monkeys, for example, are considered ambassadors of the gods and live in many temples. Connection with nature
The Balinese believe in the close connection between man and nature. They make sacrifices and perform rituals to respect and maintain balance in nature. Spirits and the invisible world
Balinese Hinduism also believes in the existence of spirits and the invisible world. According to the Balinese, many places and natural monuments have patron gods. Gods and spirits are seen as active participants in life and require respect and worship.