Consecration of kris at Tumpek Landep festival

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Tumpek Landep
At Tumpek Landep, Hindus perform purification ceremony to consecrate kris and other sacred artefacts. (Source: Desa Taman Bali)

Jakarta, IO – 9 April 2022

Hindus in Bali celebrates Tumpek Landep which commemorates Saraswati or the Day of Knowledge.

Denpasar Tourism Office explained that the knowledge that was passed down during Tumpek Landep was “re-forged” so that it could be implemented on the path to Dharma. Tumpek Landep is a celebration to purify one’s mind, mental and spirituality.

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During Tumpek Landep, Hindus usually perform a cleansing ceremony and sanctify artefacts such as kris and sacred weapons, as a form of gratitude to God Almighty for bestowing knowledge to humans.