Museum Yadnya

Museum Yadnya
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A fundamental part of the charm of Bali Island are certainly the traditional ceremonies. In fact, it is not uncommon to come across religious events that follow events linked to nature or human life, with different rituals, customs and objects with an undoubted ascetic charisma. To discover the differences between the ceremonies and the history behind each sacred offering, the Yadnya Museum is an invaluable source of information. Founded in 1974, it was originally called the Manusa Yadnya Museum, then became the Yadnya Museum after the donation of a series of collections and following a major renovation. The museum preserves various elements used in religious rituals called panca yadnya, a form of sacred offering performed by Hindus in Bali involving five spiritual dimensions. The collection is displayed in two places, respectively in the southern and central parts of the museum area, while at the front of the building, there is a collection of gigantic ogoh-ogoh commonly used in Bhuta Yadnya rituals. In the central part, collections of Manusa Yadnya ritual instruments linked to the stages of life are displayed, from pregnancy to birth, from puberty to maturity, up to death, all marked by propitiatory rituals and offerings.

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