The mighty Barong lion, danced by two men. Barong is a Protector and fights Evil, in the mythologies of Bali, Indonesia.

Barong is a figure in the mythology of Bali. He's the ruler of the spirits, head of the hosts of good, and adversary of Rangda in the mythological practices of Bali.

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Sign: Dragon (Tatsu, 辰) Hero: Musashi-bô Benkei hurling the great bell of Miidera Robinson: S84.

Sign: Dragon (Tatsu, 辰) Hero: Musashi-bô Benkei hurling the great bell of Miidera Robinson:

Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi ‘Kidômaru and the Tengu’

i-moto: “ Kidômaru and the Tengu 「鬼童丸」 Japanese Edo period about 1840 (Tenpô Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, ”

Garudá es un pájaro mítico, considerado un dios menor (o semidiós) en el hinduismo y en el budismo. Generalmente es iconizado como un águila gigante y antropomórfica: cuerpo humano de color dorado, rostro blanco, pico de águila y grandes alas rojas. Es muy antiguo, enorme y puede tapar la luz del Sol.

Garudá es un pájaro mítico, considerado un dios menor (o semidiós) en el hinduismo y en el budismo. Generalmente es iconizado como un águila gigante y antropomórfica: cuerpo humano de color dorado, rostro blanco, pico de águila y grandes alas rojas. Es muy antiguo, enorme y puede tapar la luz del Sol.

国宝 天燈鬼立像(奈良・興福寺) 鎌倉時代・建保3年(1215)

国宝 天燈鬼立像(奈良・興福寺) 鎌倉時代・建保3年(1215)

芳年“ An 1887 woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, depicting Lu Zhishen as he smashes a guardian statue at his temple while in a drunken...

An 1887 woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, depicting Lu Zhishen as he smashes a guardian statue at his temple while in a drunken rage. (Jeez I love their GUARDIAN statues!

Ogoh-Ogoh sculpture (demon) of witch Rangda, Ubud,  Central Bali. Balinese New Year called Nyepi (around march according to lunar calendar),  is a silent day of meditation and spiritual purification. One day before exorcist rituals are held for purification and balance of polar powers of the universe, first at noon by a priest (exorcism called Caru or Tawur Agung) and later on after sunset in a popular, carneval-like procession of Ogoh-Ogoh, symbolizing bhuta kali (demon, bad spirits,bad…

Ogoh-Ogoh sculpture (demon) of witch Rangda, Ubud, Central Bali.

#ogohogoh #giant #crab

#ogohogoh #giant #crab

Today Bali celebrate Eve of Nyepi Day and perform OgohOgoh Parade. Ogoh-ogoh are statues built for the Ngrupuk parade. The main purpose of the making of Ogoh-ogoh is the purification of the natural environment of any spiritual pollutants emitted from the activities of living beings (especially humans) Ogoh-ogoh normally have form of mythological beings, mostly demons creepy Enjoy the atmosphere of Silent Day #Bali #Seminyak #holiday #honeymoon #tonysvilla #balimagic #nyepi www.balitonys.com

Ogoh-ogoh is a giant puppet for the Ngerupuk parade, which takes place on the eve of Nyepi day in Bali. Ogoh-ogoh is normally is made in form of Bhuta Kala or evil spirits and creatures who like to disturb human’s life.

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