Tumpek Kandang, Ceremony For All Animals Safety

  • 26 November 2016
  • 19:05 WITA
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Tumpek Kandang  also called Tumpek Uye is the day of salvation domestic animals (animals stabled) or livestock (wewalungan) held Hindus in Bali on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

There are six kinds tumpek holy day in Hinduis Bali. Namely Tumpek Kandang or tumpek uye that salvation ceremony for the animals; Tumpek Bubuh or Tumpek Wariga the salvation ceremony for herbs; Tumpek Landep namely salvation for weapons (related to any sharp); Tumpek Brass, salvation for gamelan; Puppet Tumpek salvation for puppets; and Tumpek Krulut salvation for poultry. Generally ceremony salvation for poultry are combined on a Tumpak kandang.

In the Hindu religion, the harmony of life with all beings and the universe always mandated. Humans should live in harmony and hamonis with the universe, in particular this earth and with all God creations, including plants and animals. In Hinduism, all beings are believed to have a soul that comes from God of Ida Sang Hyang Widhi. Hindu prayer daily (in the Tri Sandhya puja) firmly stated Sarvaprani hitankarah (should all sentient beings prosperous) is a universal prayer for the balance of the universe and everything in it. Ceremony salvation to animals intended to foster a sense of compassion for all animals, particularly cattle.

At the time of Tumpek Kandang, particularly livestock animals made otonan. In a ritual that people beg for Ida Sang Hyang Widhi so blessed safety for pet animals. However, in a philosophical re-emphasized, celebration Tumpek kandang it implies that people should develop compassion for all his creatures. In the context of the economy, the ritual procession that mandates the agricultural sector in the broad sense (farms) can be developed to strengthen the economic foundations of society.

Similarly, other livestock such as pigs, goats, chickens, ducks. In fact, the pig for the Hindu community in Bali is often used as a kind of savings or piggy bank. When people organize celebrations, these pigs are cut or if destitute of money, cattle are often called ubuhan banyu coaster could be sold.