January 26, 2010

Balinese Offerings

The Balinese make offerings of food twice a day to the Hindi gods and to ward off evil spirits. They can be flowers, rice, leaves or candy. The offerings are everywhere you walk, in front of entrances to stores and restaurants and hundreds of them line the temples. The one in the picture was at the door of our bungalow this morning.

It's also common for every household to have a temple in their backyard, built for their ancestors, and the family prays together in their temple every night for a certain amount of time. Some temples are just as big as their homes, taking up their entire backyard.

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