In Bali many ceremonies are held to ward off bad
luck or expel bad spirits. The sacred animal Baron walks around
a village and kicks out demons. The Baron ceremony starts from
a small temple just N from Ubud palace, parades around the town
finally returning to the temple. Just after Baron left starts,
a sacrifice is held next to the palace. A 3 month old pig is used
in place of a human. The belief is that if no sacrifice is held,
the hungry, angry demon will cause trouble to the community.
In the temple, people offering prayers up to the Baron
Duyaba - traditional Ladies dress, very beautiful and
A little boy in formal clothing donned for sacred ceremonies
A poor little pig in a cage. Shortly to be sacrificed.
Baron participates in the sacrificial cermony
Villagers participating in the ceremony
Woman carring offerings to the Baron
In the ceremony, very calm, suddenly the screa of the
pig and silence returns.
People praying after the sacrifice.
The main street(Jl.Ubud Raya) is completely filled