Galungan and Kuningan is a Balinese celebrating the victory of dharma over adharma. It marks the time when the ancestral spirit visit the Earth. The last day of the celebration is Kuningan, when they return. The date is calculated according to the 210 day Balinese calender It is similar to Diwali, celebrated by Hindus in other parts of the world (India)
Galungan marks the beginning of the most important recurring religious ceremonies.The spirits of deceased relatives who have died and been cremated return to visit their former homes, and the current inhabitants have a responsibility to be hospitable through prayers and offerings. The most obvious sign of the celebrations are the penjor - bamboo poles with offerings suspended at the end. These are installed by the side of roads. A number of days around the Kuningan day have special names, and are marked by the organization of particular activities
Galungan begins on the Wednesday (Buda) of Dunggulan, the 11th week of the 210-day pawukon calendar. This means that there are often two celebrations
Day Activities Hindu in Lombok Before Galungan and Kuningan Day.
|1||3 days before||Penyekeban||Cooking of bananas for offerings|
|2||2 days befor||Penyajaan||Making of jajan ( rice cakes)|
|3||1 day before||Penampahan||Slaughtering of pigs for feasts|
|4||Galungan||Galungan||pray,offering at home & Temple|
|5||1 day after||manis galungan||visiting family,fun day recreation|
|6||10 days after||Kuningan||Prayers, offerings spirits return to heaven|
|7||11 days after||manis Kuningan||Fun day & recreation|
This Year galungan day caming on wednesday may 30,2017 and kuningan day on Saturday june 10,2017, all Hindu relegion celebrating with glorious day.