Balinese Hindus Perform Melasti Ritual Ahead Of Nyepi Day of Silence : News Photo

Balinese Hindus Perform Melasti Ritual Ahead Of Nyepi Day of Silence

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DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA - MARCH 09: A Balinese Hindu devotee carries oil lamp during Melasti Ritual ceremony on March 9, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The Melasti Ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of elf-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6am and 6pm. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)
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DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA - MARCH 09: A Balinese Hindu devotee carries oil lamp during Melasti Ritual ceremony on March 9, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The Melasti Ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of elf-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6am and 6pm. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)
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Balinese Hindu devotee carries oil lamp during Melasti Ritual... News Photo 163397434Bali,Bestpix,Carrying,Ceremony,Cultures,Denpasar,Electric Lamp,Horizontal,Human Interest,Indonesia,Loyalty,Oil,Religion,Spirituality,TopixPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Syamsul Bahri MuhammadDENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA - MARCH 09: A Balinese Hindu devotee carries oil lamp during Melasti Ritual ceremony on March 9, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The Melasti Ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of elf-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6am and 6pm. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)