Bali offerings

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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  • Amanda May 2, 2012   Reply →

    Beautiful, Frannie. xx

  • BELINDA KLEIN May 2, 2012   Reply →

    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.
    Belinda xx

  • rama May 2, 2012   Reply →

    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!

  • Francesca Muir May 2, 2012   Reply →

    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!
    Jeanne xx

  • Phivos Nicolaides May 2, 2012   Reply →

    What a lovely blog and stunning pictures!!!

  • My Castle in Spain May 3, 2012   Reply →

    I can't get over all this beauty ! I scrolled through all your Bali posts and I'm enamored…I've never been to day….it seems so serene too me…
    Francesca, i also want to thank you for your lovely comment…I so appreciate!

  • fiona anderson May 6, 2012   Reply →

    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

  • Francesca Muir May 7, 2012   Reply →

    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

  • Francesca Muir May 7, 2012   Reply →

    Thank you Phivos – great to have you on board! Have a good week Francesca

  • Francesca Muir May 7, 2012   Reply →

    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

  • Francesca Muir May 7, 2012   Reply →

    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

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