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The Grand Melasti Ritual of Panca Walikrama Ceremony

More than ten thousands Balinese Hindu devotees joined the procession of Melasti ritual (following the deity in the purpose to drift away impurities, miseries and poor mundane elements and take tirtha amertha, or holy water of life in the sea) which was held in accordance with the grand Panca Walikrama Ceremony on Saturday (3/21/09). The processions of 24 principal deities and deities of various clan temples in Besakih temple complex covered the distance of 40 km from Besakih temple in Karangasem regency to Watu Klotok beach in Klungkung regency with 8-hour walk.

  

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Taken on March 21, 2009