Galungan is one of the most sacred of the Balinese holy days. The large Bamboo pole is erected in front of every home with intricate decorations and sculpting. All is made by hand and our four Jiwa Damai youngsters were very happy and content to produce this beautiful Penjor. They worked together to cut the huge bamboo pole as well as cutting and carving with the knife the intricate decorations.
For this years Galungan Celebration our head gardener Ketut built together with two of our volunteers the panjor which is erected at the entrance gate to Jiwa Damai.
A huge Bamboo is cut and then decorate with all details along the stem and the top. A little alter is created to give offerings to the gods. The panjor remains put for 3 weeks and looks very wonderful.
Tradition demands, that each house in the village places one in front of their entrance.