Taksu

  • or it can be taken to mean the spirit that allows one, for example, to communicate with supernatural forces
  • the shrine is properly called the kemulan taksu. Balian taksu is a spirit medium to whom people go for consultation about illness, family problems, lost objects, etc
  • spirit, spiritual force that allows someone or something to direct his talent or its power toward effective ends. It enables the person who possesses it to develop his talents effectively i.e. so that they have a positive effect upon others in that they will be attracted to him and what he does
  • spirit and shrine in the family temple dedicated to the this spirit that gives one the power to perform certain acts
  • it can be taken as the spirit of one's profession or talent
Andap
taksu
Kasar
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Alus sor
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Alus mider
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Alus madya
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Alus singgih
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Mider
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Bali dataran dialect
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Bali aga dialect
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Usage Examples

Praginane ento ngelah taksu. Ento mawinan igelanne melah gati.
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(Bali kaloktah ka dura negara, sami seantukan taksu.)
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⚙ Usage examples pulled from the Virtual Library


In Balinese:   Kakawiannyané kawedar ring koran Bali Post, Nusa Tenggara, DenPost, Warta Minggu, Santan, Simponi, Swadesi, Suara Karya, Sinar Harapan, Media Indonesia, Karya Bhakti, Suara Nusa, Fajar, Zaman, Top, Aktuil, Sarwa Bharata Eka, Varianada, Canangsari, Buratwangi, Merdeka Minggu, Baliaga, Taksu, lan Majalah Éksprési.

In English:   He received first place in Bali-wide poetry writing in 1979, the national championship of poetry writing in Yogyakarta in 1982, top eight in literary performance at Taman Ismail Marzuki in 1989, and first place in tourism poetry writing which was held by Yayasan Komindo Jakarta in 1991.

In Indonesian:   Mendapatkan juara I menulis puisi se-Bali tahun 1979, juara perlombaan menulis puisi nasional di Yogyakarta tahun 1982, delapan besar pagelaran sastra di Taman Ismail Marzuki tahun 1989, juara I menulis puisi pariwisata yang diadakan Yayasan Komindo Jakarta tahun 1991.

In Balinese:   Cakepan sané sampun kamedalang wiadin madaging kakawian dané luiré: Hujan Tengah Malam (1974), Kisah Sebuah Kota Pelangi (1976), Kabut Abadi (1979) sareng Diah Hadaning, Antologi Puisi Pendapa Taman Siswa Sebuah Episode (1982), Antologi Puisi Asean (1983), Antologi Puisi LIA (1979), Kalender Puisi (1981), Antologi Festival Puisi XI PPIA (1990), Spektrum (1988), Taksu (1991), Antologi Potret Pariwisata dalam Puisi (1991), Antologi Puisi Kebangkitan Nusantara I (1994), Antologi Puisi Kebangkitan Nusantara II (1995), Antologi Puisi Kidung Kawijayan (1995), Antologi Puisi Kebangkitan Nusantara III (1996), Antologi Puisi Pos Nusantara Lokantara (1999), Aab Jagat (2001), Perani Kanti (2002), Onyah (2002), Somya (2002), Sagung Wah (2002), Macan Radén (2002), Berkah Gusti (2002), Sang Bayu Telah Mengiringi Kepergiannya (2002), Puisi Modré Samar Gantang (2002), Antologi Puisi HP3N Nuansa Tatwarna Batin (2002), Bali sané Bali (Pupulan Durmanggala, 2004), Awengi ring Hotél Séntral (2004), Pakrabatan Puisi Tegal DIHA Tebawutu (2004), Kesaksian Tiga Kutub (puisi lan cerpén, 2004), Léak Raré (2004), Léak di Bukit Pecatu (2005), Léak Satak Dukuh (2006), Ketika Tuhan Menyapaku (2006), Dipuncakmu Aku Bertemu (2008), lan Jangkrik Maénci (2009).

In English:   His work mostly uses mystical themes like "léak" (a person/spirit who practices black magic), and this can be seen in his Balinese-language books such as in the book Léak Kota Pala, Puisi Modré Samar Gantang, Léak Bukit Pecatu, Jangkrik Maénci, and others.

In Indonesian:   Karyanya kebanyakan menggunakan tema-tema mistik seperti “léak”, dan itu bisa dilihat di buku- bukunya yang berbahasa Bali seperti di buku Léak Kota Pala, Puisi Modré Samar Gantang, Léak Bukit Pecatu, Jangkrik Maénci, dan yang lainnya.

In Balinese:   Kakawian-kakawian dané sané marupa kartun lan satua cutet naanin kamuat ring Majalah The Archipélago, Énglish Corner, Bali Écho, Harian Nusra, Majalah Sarad, Majalah Poléng, lan Majalah Taksu.

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In Indonesian:   I Wayan Sadha memiliki banyak pengalaman mengenai réalitas sosial karena ia pernah bekerja sebagai nelayan, buruh, dagang, tukang kebun, fotografer keliling, sampai menjadi wartawan dan yang paling terakhir menjadi kartunis dan pengarang.

In Balinese:   Dudonan acarane alangkung suwe, mawit saking melasti (pabersihan ring witning toya) nyantos pasupati (ngerasukang taksu) majeng ring barong sane wawu puput.

In English:   The procession is quite long, starting from melasti (purificatory ritual in a source of water) up to pasupati (soul-giving ritual) for newly-made barongs.

In Indonesian:   Prosesinya berjalan cukup panjang, mulai dari melasti (ritual penyucian di sumber air) hingga pasupati (pemberian jiwa) untuk barong yang baru dibuat.