The full moon on the island of Bali is known as purnama and it is considered an auspicious day to host religious ceremonies and temple festivals. The Balinese believe that the full moon is a propitious time when the Gods descend to earth and bestow their blessing.
Balinese Hindu’s believe in reincarnation and death is an important rite of passage involving a cremation ceremony to release the soul.
As a top destination in Asia, Bali’s cultural village of Ubud has a fascinating past and present.
Bali’s Hindu community believe that existence is a continuous cycle of birth, life and death. Therefore, elaborate rituals are performed at various stages of life to help one navigate this process. These rites of passage commence when a newborn baby is just 42 days old as each child is thought to embody the soul of a reincarnated ancestor.