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.
Dajuma is a great place to bring family together to immortalize a special moment. One of the latest was the 80th Birthday of Mister Bohre. His 4 sons together with their wife’s and grandchildren asked Dajuma to prepare a private evening. At low tide the beach is one of the perfect place to arrange a table decorated by our gardeners and maintenance staff. Gambalan music was played and young dancers performed for the family. All were delighted. Long life to Mister Bohre.
Jegog instruments were created in Negara in 1912. They became very popular among local people to celebrate the harvest time. Today Jegog are used during wedding ceremonies and Saturday night’s informal meetings among village people. The instruments are made of bamboo of various sizes, which gives high to low vibrations. Jegog music is performed regularly at Dajuma during evening dinners on the grass. Dancers will come and perform traditional dances. After the show people are invited to play on the instruments. All musicians come from the nearby villages where they are occupied during the day with other activities such as farming. A great moment to share with them, for all and especially families.
Puri Dajuma is the perfect setting to immortalize one of the most important moments of one’s life. Surrounded by luxurious vegetation, walking on cushion grass or ebony fine black sand carpet, overlooking a waves breaking ocean. All this, is at your disposal for your wedding. We also provide shuttle service and all necessary arrangements from a simple blessing on the beach to an official documented wedding ceremony. We had the privilege to organize the wedding of Robyn & Tristan where they gathered 34 family members and close friends. All coming from the UK and Australia. The evening was festive, entertained by our traditional Jegog Group and dancers. The wedding cake was prepared by one of our local pastry artisan. All enjoyed this precious and unforgettable moment here in our little paradise. Puri Dajuma Team wishes a long and happy life to Robyn & Tristan and is looking forward to seeing them again next year.
No doubt, if there is one flower which people remember after visiting Bali, is frangipani flower. This well-known flower is used to enhance women beauty by putting it into their hair over their ears. Dancers use it to adorn their headdress and men pray with it. Nowadays the flowers are also collected and dried before selling it to incense and aromatherapy oil manufacturers. The flowers bloom in their full potential from July to November. There is over 400 varieties of frangipani, 200 of which were imported from Thailand and Hawaii. They range from yellow to white and pink to red. Dajuma garden is mainly composed of yellow to white, which you can contemplate in a clear blue sky all day long during your stay.