“Ngelawang” For The Celebration of Galungan and Kuningan

           Ngelawang is a tradition of the Balinese Hindus in Bali that held for celebrate Galungan and Kuningan , the victory of Dharma over Adharma. Ngelawang is an art performance that has a sacred meaning. Ngelawang has a broader meaning as a repellent reinforcement, its presenting barong dance which is a manifestation of an animal such as wild boar (Bangkal / bangkung), elephant, ox, tiger and Balinese people believe that barong is the manifestations of Shiva which is the soul of the barong.

            Ngelawang (from the word lawang which meaning is the door) is a term in the Balinese means perform that moving from one house or village to another. The performance of Ngelawang believed by the Balinese is to bring blessings, safety, tranquility and peace for Hindus. Performing ngelawang usually conducted in the morning, afternoon or night.

Date : 10th April- 13th April 2017

Time : 4.00 pm

Location : Open Stage, Monkey Forest Ubud 

Performance by : The Youth of Padangtegal Village.

6 thoughts on ““Ngelawang” For The Celebration of Galungan and Kuningan

  1. Is this the same as performances we’ve seen around town over the past few days, where troupes of youngsters playing gamelan, and two in Borong costume, go from door to door? If not, how does this event differ? Thanks in advance for your response.

    1. Dear Mr. Joe C

      Warmest greeting from Monkey Forest Ubud.
      In generally, the Ngelawang Show has same meaning and performance.
      But in this occasion the the performance is only in one point (open stage of Monkey Forest Ubud).
      Ngelawang will be held on 10th to 13th April 2017 at 4 pm to 5 pm.
      The performance is only from the local youngsters from Padangtegal community.
      If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


  2. Cam u please tell me whether there will be any celebrations during 15 to 18 June and and 6 to 9 July during which times we will be in ubud.

    1. Dear Sir/Madam

      Warmest greeting from Monkey Forest Ubud,
      I would like to inform you , there is no celebrations during 15 to 18 of june or 6 to 9 of july , but in 9 june and 8 july are fullmoon , so hindus in bali doing the offering and visit the temple for praying in the fullmoon.

      our monkey forest is still open from 8.30am-6pm

      if you need any further information do not hesitate to let me know.

  3. Hello,

    We ´ll be in Ubud for the next Galungan ( from 29 of october to 2 of november ).

    Do you have the same show in this period ?

    Thanks !

    1. Dear Sir/Madam

      thank you for your question, I would like to inform you, we are open every day from 8.30am-6pm (except nyepi day / silent day)
      about the ngelawang show, if we perform again the show, next the celebration of galungan and kuningan day , we will inform it in our website.

      thank you very much, if you need any further information do not hesitate to let me know.

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