“Ngelawang Performance” For The Celebration of Galungan and Kuningan Day

                  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.