Tumpek Landep celebration

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Tumpek Landep celebration

Tumpek Landep, or the Day of the Iron, for the Hindu Balinese, is devoted to Sang Hyang Pasupati, the Lord of metal tools and weapons. This celebration is specific to weaponry and vehicles (containing iron elements). Dajuma cars, motorbikes, tools, fishing equipment etc., are washed clean and decorated with small, color offerings made of palm leaves. The meaning of this is, just like the sharp iron: With this celebration,  Hindus pray so that these material things continue to be strong, bring good fortune to their owners, and clean their soul.

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