We are on the threshold of a new year, new year according to traditional Balinese calendar Saka. Many important and beautiful ceremonies precede the Day of Silence, Melasti which is held 3 days before Nepi is one of them. In short, the purpose of the ceremony - purification, purification of body, soul, deities, spirits, and the universe as a whole. It is very important to get rid of all the bad and evil inside and around you to join the new year with a pure mind and heart filled only with good, kind and bright thoughts.
Yesterday we witnessed the ceremony at a local beach, and I can confidently say that I have never seen anything like it. That was pure delight and beauty.
Tears of joy and happiness welling to my eyes when I think of the Balinese people and their wonderful culture, they are extraordinary.