Enriching Nyepi Celebrations at Jimbaran Puri, A Belmond Hotel, Bali

Celebrate the tranquility of Nyepi, Bali’s Day of Silence, with a series of enriching celebrations at Jimbaran Puri, A Belmond Hotel. From 5th – 12th March 2024, guests can immerse themselves in the island’s rich cultural heritage with the Ajeg Bali-themed festivities. Guests are invited to embark on a journey of cultural revelry while taking time to reflect, recharge and realign on one of the most sacred days in Bali. 

Nyepi, known as Bali’s Day of Silence, is a Hindu celebration observed annually. It marks the Balinese New Year and is a day of reflection, meditation, and fasting. The day is characterized by silence, fasting, and meditation, with restrictions on activities such as entertainment, work, and travel. It is a time for self-reflection and spiritual cleansing, followed by celebrations to welcome the new year. 

Located just a 15-minute drive from Ngurah Rai Airport, Jimbaran Puri beckons travelers into a realm where cultural grandeur meets the epitome of luxury. Boasting a reputation as one of the most serene hotels in Bali, Jimbaran Puri immerses guests in the sights, sounds and serenity of the Islands of Gods. 

Artistry Unveiled: Ogoh-Ogoh Meme Dewa Ratu 

Pioneering artist Marmar Herayukti unveils his latest creation, Ogoh-Ogoh ‘Meme Dewa Ratu’, for Nyepi celebrations at Jimbaran Puri. Known for his artistry that pays tribute to the environment, Marmar’s ogoh-ogoh creations are crafted with a sustainability ethos in mind. Ogoh-ogoh ‘Meme Dewa Ratu’ was made entirely from fully recyclable paper-based materials.

The piece symbolizes humanity’s resilience, chosen by Mother Earth for its strength and perseverance. Reflecting on challenging years, Meme Dewa Ratu, also known as Mother Earth, is a reminder for people that overcoming obstacles is essential for people to embark on their universal journey. 

As the sun sets and the garden transforms into a canvas of magic, engage in the creation of iconic elements in the traditional ceremonies, Balinese gates and penjor, by the resort’s in-house talents led by Chief Security Sumarja. Witness the beauty of Balinese artistry as decorations are placed to adorn the pathway, transforming the area into a Balinese Village to welcome Nyepi. 

A Spiritual Sojourn: Melukat/Karma Cleansing 

The journey of purification awaits on 7th March with the ancient Balinese cleansing ceremony known as Melukat. Starting at 5.00pm at The Beach Pavilion, the ritual is orchestrated by the spa team and a Balinese Hindu priest at 

Jimbaran Puri, inviting guests to connect with their spiritual elements, cleanse and rejuvenate the body and soul. Imagine standing on the shoreline, the scent of incense mingling with the gentle sea breeze, as the rhythmic sounds create a symphony of rejuvenation. 

Start the cleansing journey with a consultation with the traditional Balinese Hindu priest, followed by a tour to the resort’s temple and a canang-making class before making a way to the beach for a purification session. 

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