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        In English

        Saraswati day is the advent of knowledge according to Balinese Hindu belief. This holy day falls every six months on Saturday Umanis Watugunung. Umanis is a name for a five-day week in Balinese traditional calendar, and Watugunung is a name of week, repeated every 30 weeks. Commonly, the Balinese people offer yellow rice, flowers and special cakes made of wheat flour called jaja saraswati ‘the Saraswati cake’. Jaja saraswati is round, adorned with a small figurine of a white house lizard. In Balinese belief, a house lizard connects human beings with the gods. If a house lizard chirps after somebody has said something, it means that what one has just said is true.


        In the morning, students come to school to pray. Wearing Balinese traditional clothes, they pray to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. At homes, family members collect their books and offer canang sari, cakes and fruits.

        In Balinese

        Rahina Saraswati mateges rahina tedunnyane widya utawi kaweruhan manut ring padrestan krama Hindu ring Bali. Rahina suci puniki tumiba ring rahina Saniscara Umanis Watugunung, nyabran nem sasih. Lumrahnyane, krama Bali ngaturang nasi kuning, sekar, lan sanganan malakar aji tepung terigu sane kasengguh jaja saraswati. Jaja saraswati marupa bunter tur madaging wentuk makadi cecek putih alit. Manut ring drestan anak Bali, cecek nyambungang wong janma lan bhatarane. Yening ceceke maswara sawusan anake ngeraos, nika cihna raosipun patut.

        Ngedas lemah, sisya-sisyane ngeranjing ka sekolah mawastra adat Bali, ngelantur ngaturang bhakti sareng-sareng, ngamuja Dewi Saraswati, dewaning kaweruhan. Ring jero soang-soang, angga kulawarga mulpulang sekancan buku, laut kapuja masarana canang sari, sanganan miwah woh-wohan.

        In Indonesian

        Hari Saraswati adalah hari turunnya ilmu pengetahuan menurut kepercayaan masyarakat Hindu Bali. Hari suci ini jatuh pada hari Sabtu Umanis Watugunung, setiap enam bulan sekali. Umanis adalah nama salah satu hari pasaran Bali, dan Watugunung adalah nama salah satu dari 30 minggu yang berulang tiap enam bulan. Biasanya, masyarakat Bali mempersembahkan nasi kuning, bunga-bunga dan kue khas dari tepung terigu yang disebut jaja saraswati. Jaja saraswati berbentuk bundar dengan figure seekor cicak berwarna putih. Dalam kepercayaan masyarakat Bali, cicak menghubungkan manusia dengan para dewa. Apabila cicak bersuara setelah seseorang berkata sesuatu, maka itu pertanda perkataannya benar.


        Pagi hari, siswa datang ke sekolah dengan berpakaian adat, lalu bersembahyang bersama-sama, memuja Dewi Saraswati, dewi ilmu pengetahuan. Di rumah, anggota keluarga mengumpulkan buku-buku mereka dan menghormatinya dengan mempersembahkan canang sari, jajan dan buah-buahan.


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          Pagi hari, siswa datang ke sekolah dengan berpakaian adat, lalu bersembahyang bersama-sama, memuja Dewi Saraswati, dewi ilmu pengetahuan. Di rumah, anggota keluarga mengumpulkan buku-buku mereka dan menghormatinya dengan mempersembahkan canang sari, jajan dan buah-buahan." contains invalid characters or is incomplete and therefore can cause unexpected results during a query or annotation process.
        Saraswati
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        In English

        "Saraswati is essentially an Indian deity, and has for centuries been integrated into the Balinese system of beliefs that has for the last few decades acquired the appellation “Hindu Bali”. Long before the term “Hindu” came to be used in India itself (in the late 18th early 19th century by Christian missionaries and ‘Hindu” reformists) Saraswati had been venerated in various traditions.

        In fact Saraswati is also venerated in various ‘Northern’ or Mahayana Buddhist traditions, including Tibet (Yang Chen-mo), China (Tapien-ts’ai t’iennu), Mongolia (Keleyin ukin Tegri), and Japan (Benten). Here in Bali the tradition has evolved into integrating the day to make prayers to the goddess into the pawukon calendar which cycles every 6 ‘months’, in fact 6 months of 35 days. So Saraswati day, like so many other Balinese ceremonial days, comes around every 210 days. Today, in fact.

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        The Balinese follow the “Hindu” tradition in considering Saraswati to be the sakti or consort of the god Brahma. In essence, here Saraswati is worshipped as the Goddess of Learning. On this day holy books and lontar (palm leaf texts) are venerated with special offerings; school children gather outside their classes in the morning and pray to her.

        Saraswati is considered not only the goddess of learning, but also a source of spiritual inspiration and motivation, as well as creativity in the arts. On the night of Saraswati the tradition is to stay up and read the sacred lontars. Then the following morning at dawn, the day of “Banyu Pinaruh” one goes to a sacred bathing spot or to the sea and performs ritual ablutions of purification.

        Again, the depictions of Saraswati here follow the Indian traditions. She has one face and four arms. She is seated on a white swan, which in Indian traditions is considered special as swans are said to have the ability to separate milk from water when they are mixed; in other words to separate what is pure from the impure.

        In her top right hand she carries a veena, an Indian musical drone instrument that represents the arts and the sacred sound AUM. In the other right hand she carries a ganatri rosary symbolizing spiritual wisdom. One of her left hands is also playing the veena, while the other holds a sacred text symbol of learning.

        Saraswati day: a day to remember the importance of learning, a day for spiritual motivation, a day for creative inspiration. Have a great day."

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        In fact Saraswati is also venerated in various ‘Northern’ or Mahayana Buddhist traditions, including Tibet (Yang Chen-mo), China (Tapien-ts’ai t’iennu), Mongolia (Keleyin ukin Tegri), and Japan (Benten). Here in Bali the tradition has evolved into integrating the day to make prayers to the goddess into the pawukon calendar which cycles every 6 ‘months’, in fact 6 months of 35 days. So Saraswati day, like so many other Balinese ceremonial days, comes around every 210 days. Today, in fact.

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        The Balinese follow the “Hindu” tradition in considering Saraswati to be the sakti or consort of the god Brahma. In essence, here Saraswati is worshipped as the Goddess of Learning. On this day holy books and lontar (palm leaf texts) are venerated with special offerings; school children gather outside their classes in the morning and pray to her.

        Saraswati is considered not only the goddess of learning, but also a source of spiritual inspiration and motivation, as well as creativity in the arts. On the night of Saraswati the tradition is to stay up and read the sacred lontars. Then the following morning at dawn, the day of “Banyu Pinaruh” one goes to a sacred bathing spot or to the sea and performs ritual ablutions of purification.

        Again, the depictions of Saraswati here follow the Indian traditions. She has one face and four arms. She is seated on a white swan, which in Indian traditions is considered special as swans are said to have the ability to separate milk from water when they are mixed; in other words to separate what is pure from the impure.

        In her top right hand she carries a veena, an Indian musical drone instrument that represents the arts and the sacred sound AUM. In the other right hand she carries a ganatri rosary symbolizing spiritual wisdom. One of her left hands is also playing the veena, while the other holds a sacred text symbol of learning.

        Saraswati day: a day to remember the importance of learning, a day for spiritual motivation, a day for creative inspiration. Have a great day."" contains invalid characters or is incomplete and therefore can cause unexpected results during a query or annotation process.