Dewi + Ngurah | Traditional Balinese Wedding Part 2

This is the second phase of the Traditional Balinese wedding of Ngurah and Dewi. Eight o'clock in the morning I was already at the Ngurah's home in Klungkung. Just like any other Balinese wedding ceremony, Ngurah's house was decorated with Balinese specific ornaments of coconut leaves, very lovely and merry.

Before the ceremony was held ,they first had Mepandes ceremony or dental filing for Ayu, Ngurah's little sister.  Mepandes is one of the ceremonies to indicate self-maturity or passing the puberty. The purpose of dental filing is to eliminate bad characters that exist in every human.  Every Balinese Hindu teenager will have this Mepandes Ceremony.

This wedding ceremony will be conducted by two ceremony leaders called Pemangku and Pandita (Ida Pedanda). Each of them has the same duties but different worship. Pemangku has duty to do rituals at house front yard for the ancestors meanwhile the Pandita is more to the Gods and Lord and it is conducted in worship place called Merajan/Sanggah (family temple). Both leaders have the same purpose of wishing the blessings for the wedding of the couple. After the ceremony was held one by one, the guests started to come to congratulate the wedded couple. Happy Marriage Ngurah and Dewi, may it last forever.