” Ogoh – Ogoh ” is a masterpiece sculpture depicting the Balinese culture personality ” Bhuta Kala ” and has become an icon in the tradition of ritual is very important in the welcome Nyepi or New Year Saka . The entire Hindu Dharma will rejoice to welcome the new year with a procession parading ” ogoh – ogoh ” that coincided with the contemplation of that has happened and been done so far . By the time ” Pangrupukan ” or a day before Nyepi , the events and the procession every year is the same on each Banjar ( adat Village level ) in Bali will compete in terms of making ” ogoh – ogoh ” as attractive as possible . When making art more valuable , complex , and more recently, the ” ogoh – ogoh ” that is expected to raise a question of dignity that makes it .
The main function ” ogoh – ogoh ” Bhuta Kala is a representation made ??before the celebration of Nyepi Day , where ” ogoh – ogoh ” will be paraded around the rollicking banjo or village at dusk , a day before Nyepi ( Pangrupukan ) . According to scholars and practitioners of the Hindu Dharma , this procession symbolizes the conviction of the power of human beings of the universe and infinite time earthshaking . That power includes the power ” Bhuana Supreme ” ( the universe ) and ” Bhuana Alit ” ( man ) . In view of philosophy ( tattwa ) , it can deliver the power of living things in the universe , particularly humans can achieve happiness or destruction . It all depends on the intention of the noble man , as God’s most precious creatures in keeping himself and the whole world .
In the teachings of Hindu Dharma , Bhuta Kala symbolizes the power of the universe ( bhu ) and time ( when ) the immeasurable and undeniable . In the embodiment of the statue in question , ” Bhuta Kala ” was described as a big scary figure and generally a giant form ( rakshasa ) . Giant meat -eating is a nation of humans or sometimes as a nation of cannibals and described in ” Yakshagana ” , a popular art of ” Karnataka ” . According to Hindu mythology and Buddhist states , the word ” rakshasa ” means ” cruelty ” , which is the opposite of the word ” raksha ” which means ” peace ” . But not all have giant personalities cruel , like Wibisana , Hiranyaksa , and Hiranyakasipu , who received a blessing from the gods because they worship Lord Brahma . According to the Ramayana book outlines , that the giant was created from the feet of Brahma . Meanwhile, according to another story , they are derived from figures Pulastya , Khasa , Nirriti , and Nirrita .
In the presence of the procession ” Ogoh – Ogoh ” which has become a tradition here that adds to the appeal of both foreign tourists and the archipelago . Because in addition to having beautiful tourist spots , Balipun has a rich culture that became the mainstay of tourism . It feels incomplete when tourists visit not see the procession ” Ogoh – Ogoh ” to welcome Nyepi Day or Year Bar