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

Balinese Hindus Perform Melasti Ritual Ahead Of Nyepi Day of Silence

DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA - MARCH 09: A young Balinese Hindu devotee smiles as he plays on the seashore 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 young Balinese Hindu devotee smiles as he plays on the seashore 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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