The Shift Doctors (Tracy Latz, MD & Marion Ross, PhD) had the great privilege of attending the Galungan festival and participating in services at three temples, representing Brahma (the Creator), Wisnu/Visnu (the Protector) and Siwa/Shiva (the Destroyer). The Galungan Festival in Indonesia is the most important festival for the Balinese. The Galungan Festival symbolizes the victory of Dharma (Virtue) upon Adharma (Evil), filled with cultural rites and ceremonies.
The Galungan Festival represents “Pawedalan Jagat” or the earth’s festival ceremony. On the eve of Galungan Festival the Hindus thank God for all his creations on earth. This is the time when Hindus express their gratitude to God and invite him to come down to earth to join in their celebrations. The Galungan Festival continues for ten [Read more…] about The Shift Doctors Shifting With the Balinese at The Galungan Festival