Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

TAWUR AGUNG (6 March 2019) – Hindus Praying & Purification Ceremony at Prambanan Temple

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS EVENT?

ONCE A YEAR EVENT
This event was attended by thousands of hindu from Yogyakarta & Central Java.

AWESOME RELIGION EVENT
You gonna see awesome religion event, rich in ceremonials of the praying and process

UNIQUE PARADE
You gonna see of  Ogoh-ogoh as symbol of devil in human body.
You also will see it will be paraded and burned.

EVENT THAT HELD ON THE BIGGEST HINDUS TEMPLE IN JAVA
This event held on the hindu Prambanan temple.
The procession of holy water taken at Ratu Boko temple.

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DESCRIPTION:

Tawur Agung performed by the PHDI Central Java to welcome Hindu Nyepi Day (Hindu Empty & Quiet Day to welcome ‘Saka’ New year). Tawur Agung held one day before Hindu Nyepi Day. Prayers together praying in the temple and then burning the “Ogoh-ogoh” or Devil statue. On this ceremonial has meaning to release devil character in human body such as ego, greedy, selfish, etc. Tawur Agung is intended to purify the negative elements of the universe so that Hindus can perform Nyepi Day.

PRAYING LEADER

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WHEN?

HELD ON:
6 March 2019.

OPEN HOURS:
8.00 AM – Drop.

AGENDA:
Holy water taken procession at Ratu Boko temple on 9.00 am.
Praying at Prambanan temple on 3.00 pm.
Ogoh-ogoh parade and burning

Pray…pray…and pray:

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*) The more you focus and deep when praying the more you feel so good and peaceful.

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Prambanan temple.

DISTANCE:
About 29km to east from downtown Yogyakarta or about 30 minutes.

MAP:
HOW TO GET TO THE PRAMBANAN TEMPLE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Airport halte (halte bandara), and then change bus to Prambanan halte. It’s free if you change the bus to Prambanan. Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Airport(bandara) Shelter,
then please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2B – Stop in Condongcatur Shelter,
then please take Route 3B – Stop in Airport Shelter,
then please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

THE HINDUS PRIEST

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your cell phone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
So many restroom and toilet.

*) Better you bring your own pocket tissue.

DRESS CODE:
Polite dress.

TAWUR AGUNG 2016 CEREMONY VIDEO:

OGOH-OGOH PARADE VIDEO:

Burning the incense:

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Photos source: Retina production.

*) Better you bring your favorite camera to catch the moment.

**) Don’t walking in front of people who praying because it’s not polite.

***) Wear the polite dress, not open dress or not short. Trouser is fine.

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