I was captivated by the beauty and intricacy of design of the Bali Hindu offerings. Small hand-made baskets called canang sari are offered to the Gods three times a day
The canang is a tray made from coconut or palm leaves,
and the sari are the items placed on the trays
Filled with rice, flowers, sweets, biscuits and incense, these little baskets adorn the footpaths and shop fronts – sometimes so many it was like playing hop scotch with the traffic to avoid standing on them!
This daily ritual is their way of giving back what the Gods have given them.
It’s a way of sharing their gratitude for the richness of their
lives – a way of appeasing the spirits and ensuring continued prosperity and good health.
Glowing Marigolds are used extensively used in all their religious festivities
The saffron/orange colour signifies renunciation and is offered to God as a symbol of surrender.
Hindus believe that dogs (Shvan) guard the doors of Heaven and Hell
This little God Dog knew his place – guarding the entrance to his Heavenly temple.
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Beautiful, Frannie. xx
Stunning photo's Frannie,
Since our holiday I have burnt incense everymorning before leaving the house.
Maybe I am subconsciously asking the gods to deliver me safely to my destination.
Beautiful pictures.Would be visiting you often as you update, for I love travelogues and also pictures of different places. Btw, that was the place my daughter went for her honeymoon, she got married in India.
Thanks for dropping bu and leaving such a lovely comment on my blog.
Have a great day!
Thank you Rama – I hope your daughter enjoyed her honeymoon on Santorini. I can't imagine a more romantic place for a honeymoon. Francesca
Absolutely love your photographs Francesca! I have never been to Bali…I have a feeling someday, I will get there.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment today…as always, so very much appreciated!
What a lovely blog and stunning pictures!!!
I can't get over all this beauty ! I scrolled through all your Bali posts and I'm enamored…I've never been to Bali..ah..one day….it seems so serene too me…
Francesca, i also want to thank you for your lovely comment…I so appreciate!
Another lovely post – I've been lucky enough to visit Bali too, and the temples with the colourful offerings are just so reminiscent. Thanks for sharing x
Thank you Jeanne – I am sure you will visit one day – now that you will be living in the neighbourhood. Thank you for comments – so glad they resonate. Enjoy your day Francesca xx
Thank you Phivos – great to have you on board! Have a good week Francesca
Thank you LaLa – it is a beautiful place and especially seen on the faces of the people – coming up in a post soon! Have a lovely day Francesca xx
Glad they brought back memories – it is such a special place – made all the better by the lovely gentle nature of the Balinese people. Have a great day Francesca xx