Tumpek Uduh: Bali

by Barrie on May 31, 2007

by Barrie | May 31st, 2007  

Tumpek Uduh falls five weeks later on Saturday of Wariga, the seventh week This day has many alternate names, including Tumpek Nyuh (coconut”). This is a day to offer respect to trees, particularly the coconut palm that are important to the livelihood of the Balinese.

In South Bali the trees are dressed in traditional Balinese clothes, complete with a headband, tlie udeng, a kilt-like kamben, and a special scarf, saput, as a belt. Then the tree is hit ceremonially with a hammer to notify it that offerings are nearby and to ask it to produce abundant fruit.

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