Updated 16.00 29 October at 16.00
URGENT UPDATE: 29 October 2017 The level has decreased Status of Mt Agung Bali from Level IV (Caution) to Level III (ALERT) On 29 October 2017 at 16.00 WITA. Communities around Mt Agung and climbers / visitors / tourists not to move, not climbing and not camping inside the Mt Agung crater area and in all areas within a 6 km radius of the top crater of G. Agung or at elevations above 950 m from sea level and added sectoral expansion to the North, Southeast and South-Southwest as far as 7.5 km. Communities around G. Agung and climbers / visitors / travelers are expected to remain calm while maintaining vigilance, not to be bothered by issues about Mount Agung’s unclear eruption. Source: PVMBG.
Life goes on here in Bali, Made is convinced Mount Agung will go to sleep.
Maybe he is correct, however we still need to go about our lives mindful of the fact that the “Big Fella” could very well erupt.
This coming Wednesday, November 1, we celebrate Galungan dan Kuningan.
Galungan is the day that our ancestors come to visit. We give elaborate offerings, pray and welcome them.
Our ancestors stay for 10 days and then we celebrate Kuningan.
Kuningan is the day we farewell our ancestors, the process will continue in 210 days time. This is a continual ritual.
Galungan dan Kuningan represents the victory of dharma (good) over adharma (evil).
It really is a beautiful time to be in Bali.
The Penjors lining the Streets are exquisite. I love the story Made tells. He believes the Penjors represent humility, the way he explained it to me is that the top of the Penjor represents the top the mountain.
Once you reach the top of the mountain you must remember to look back down to where you came from.
I love this story.
I feel respect for our ancient Balinese Hindu traditions, particularly at this time with our Holy Mount Agung still active and making his presence known.
I believe the uncertainty about the eruption has lead to soul searching for many of us here on the Island.
It’s a gorgeous day here at Tri Sandhya Villa.
I feel truly blessed to have an incredible life here in Paradise, the weather is perfect we look forward to welcoming you soon.
This is breaking news about Mount Agung, as soon as I hear more information I will let you know.
see also Galungan dan Kuningan_April 2017
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