Class Year

2014

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Creation Date

7-2013

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The Balinese people believe that it is important to give offerings to their gods in thanks for all of the blessings the gods give them in life. Offerings are made using rice, incense, holy water, and flowers. The offerings are traditionally held in a small basket of woven banana leaves. All sorts of flowers are used in the offerings because the fresh scents of the flowers are believed to please the gods.

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This piece is part of the Bali Soundscapes collection, which features photographs, audio essays, and written essays by Gettysburg College students who took the Language, Culture, & Immigration in Bali course during the summer of 2013. See http://cupola.gettysburg.edu/balisoundscapes/ for more.

Keywords

Bali, Indonesia, religion, temple, offerings, spirits, gods, Betara lingsir

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