Odalan. Again.

Yesterday we were invited to another Odalan, the birthday of a temple. With (I think) seven temples in our village and each one celebrating an Odalan once every Balinese year (210 days), these ceremonies are not uncommon. Multiply by all the village temples on the island plus all the household ones, and an Odalan can […]


The birthday of the temple. With so many temples in Bali, there are likely to be several Odalan ceremonies happening on any given day. The Balinese year is only 210 days, so a visitor is very likely to see one in progress, even if the meaning is not quite understood. The calendar has rolled around […]