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If you visit Bali at certain times of the year, you may notice unusual decorations lining the streets. Two times a year, long ornamental bamboo poles can be seen towering outside the entrance to houses and local businesses. These unique structures are known as penjor. Due to their length, often up to 10m, the poles droop or hang over the road, creating a very charming effect.

Roughly halfway down the pole a structure also made from bamboo is attached, this is called sanggah cucuk. This may be triangular in shape or it may be a simple "cage" and is used to place offerings in.
Penjor are erected to symbolize the dominance of good (dharma) over evil (adharma) as well as to offer thanks to the gods. In addition, penjor show devotion to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his manifestation as Hyang Giri Pati (the God of the mountain).


These bamboo decorations reminded us "palms" that are the typical decorations for the Polish Easter. we found them interesting and beautiful.

I showed penjors yesterday, without success. In spite of this, two more pictures. Here you see the penjors at the entrance to the Tanah Lot Temple.

Street in Ubud

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The Balinese script, natively known as Aksara Bali and Hanacaraka, is an abugida used in the island of Bali, Indonesia, commonly for writing the Austronesian Balinese language. Though everyday use of the script has largely been supplanted by the Latin alphabet, the Balinese script has a significant prevalence in many of the island's traditional ceremonies and is strongly associated with the Hindu religion.

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