After months-long elaborate rituals and ceremonies for the re-consecration of the Gunung Lebah Temple in Campuhan, things are finally winding up. Earlier today (Sunday the 19th of October) the final procession took place – the  procession of Nyenuk.  

These icons of gods made in the “ogoh-ogoh” style were carried through the brutal afternoon heat in a long procession all the way down to Peliatan. There a Pedanda (Brahmin High Priest) blessed the procession. Finally they made their way back as darkness fell. It was not the only thing that fell; much needed rain poured down on everyone in the dark. The relief from the heat and from the drought was a fitting end to this final procession. Tomorrow (Monday 20th) will see the final rituals in the temple.

Our thanks go to guest photographer Tony Novak-Clifford for these shots. They are all of course his copyright!

 

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Note to our readers – this post was previously incorrectly titled “Nyuken” – it should be “Nyenuk”