CultureThe Meaning of Purnama Kesanga Full Moon Celebration

The Meaning of Purnama Kesanga Full Moon Celebration


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Purnama Kesanga, is the full moon that appears in the ninth month of the Bali Saka calendar. This year it falls on February 26, 2021.

According to Hindu belief, the full moon is a holy moment.

Because the supreme God Ida Sang Hyang Widhi, in his manifestation, became Ida Bhatara Sang Hyang Chandra or Goddess of the Moon.

“This full moon is a good day to ask for the gift of the brilliance of the heart and mind, to obtain the grace and grace of the Universe, from both Bhuana Agung (macrocosm) and Bhuana Alit (microcosm) for ourselves,” said Jero Mangku Ketut Maliarsa.

Because the full moon is shining brightly, it is very appropriate to worship His Majesty and ask for peace of mind during Full Moon ceremonies.

The moonlight is perfect, it is the form of holy light from Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa and its manifestations Sang Hyang Chandra and Sang Hyang Ketu.

“During this full moon we beg about avoiding calamity because of the influence of sasih kesanga which according to the Caka calendar calculation is said to be the month or Sasih Bhuta Kala, the full month of Mala (Klesa) or dirtiness,” explained Jero Mangku Ketut Maliarsa.

Based on Hindu philosophy, the ninth month is perfect for carrying out the Bhuta Yadnya ceremony which will culminate in the Tilem Kesanga new moon which falls on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

Then it will be followed by the holy day of Nyepi on Sunday on March 14, 2021.

“The goal is to neutralize, clean things from negative influences so that they become positive. In Hinduism it is often called “Nyomya bhuta kala” so they will not disturb the peace of Bhuana Alit and Bhuana Agung,” said Jero Mangku Ketut Maliarsa.

So life will become harmonious and balanced.

photo by Moh Habib Asyhad


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