Balinese Hindus Perform Melasti Ritual Ahead Of Nyepi Day of Silence


A Balinese Hindu devotee prepares offerings during Melasti Ritual... News PhotoBali,Bestof,Ceremony,Cultures,Denpasar,Horizontal,Human Interest,Indonesia,Loyalty,Preparation,Religion,Religious Offering,Spirituality,Topics,TopixPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Syamsul Bahri MuhammadDENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA - MARCH 09: A Balinese Hindu devotee prepares offerings 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)