Ngelawang performed by a group of children with Barong paraded around the village and accompanied by Gamelan
Ngelawang is a tradition in the celebration of the feast Galungan and Hari Raya Kuningan in Bali.
Ngelawang derived from the gates (doors) which means ngelawang is staging conducted from house to house and from village to village using bangkung barong (a barong pig figure). This tradition aims to drive out evil spirits and protect the population from outbreaks or diseases caused by spirits (bhuta kala). At the time lasted ngelawang, the homeowner will provide the money as haturan.
Ngelawang derived from the mythological goddess Ulun Danu who turns into a giant who helps the villagers do evil spirits. Once this ritual is a sacred rite so if barong scattered feathers, then people will pick it up and make it as auspicious objects. Now, ngelawang made art show presented by the children.
By MADE DENNY CHRISNA
FJ Ast 100