SARASWATI CELEBRATION IN BALI
Last Saturday, all of Bali celebrated the famous goddess Saraswati. In Hindu mythology, she is the wife of Brahma and the goddess of Knowledge and the Arts, personifying the word and the Vedas, the sacred books of Hinduism. On this day, the villagers went to the village temple to pray, while students of all levels meet at their school temple. A special ceremony for new students called “upanayana” was held on this occasion, with the aim of purifying and sharpening their mind. With a sharp mind, students can better assimilate knowledge and faster the learning process in school. It also aims to refine character, speak politely and behave well. Thus, with the Upanayana ceremony, it is hoped that students will have intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional intelligence so that they become role models for the community!
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