Usage Examples

Saiban utawi ngejot cihna rasa bagia lan suksma ring paican Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa. Banten saiban biasané katurang nganggén daun pisang (mangkin sampun akéhan kramané nganggén canang) kadagingin nasi, tasik, lan ulam sané kakaryanin rahina punika. Banten saiban katurang ring palinggih, pelangkiran, genah nasi, gebeh utawi genah beras, ring sumur, ring bungut paon (puwaragan), lebuh, lan natar pakarangan. [example 1]
Saiban (or ngejot) is a form of thanksgiving for what is provided to us by Ida Hyang Widhi Wasa. A saiban offering uses banana leaves (nowadays many use sirih leaves) filled with rice, salt and other food items in accordance with what will be cooked that day. The saiban offering is placed where prayers are performed (at small shrines in and out of the house such as the palinggih, pelangkiran, etc.), (cooked) rice containers (woven baskets, magic jar, etc.), the (uncooked) rice storage container, the well, the kitchen, at the front door of the house and in the yard.
(credit: Terry (bhs Inggris))

Tiang jagi matanding banten.
I want to make an offering.
(credit: Putu Eka Guna Yasa)

Tiang…tiang dini matulung e.. lakar ngaenang keponakane banten, lakar nganten.
I’m...i'm here going to help my nephew prepare offerings, (he/she) will be married.
(credit: Annerie Godschalk)

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