Tipat Bantal War
- 29 November 2017
- Dibaca 34 Pengunjung
- Art and Culture
Tipat - Bantal war is an annual tradition held since 1337 by local people in the Traditional Village of Kapal, Mengwi, Badung Regency. This tradition is also known as Aci Rah Pengangon and took place in front of Desa Temple and Puseh Temple of the Traditional Village of Kapal Village.
The Tipat Bantal War is said to be a form of gratitude of Hindu people to Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa for providing abundant yield of harvest. This ritual begins with a prayer shared together by the entire villagers. The Traditional Priest will be sprinkled holy water to invoke the safety for the people participating of this Tipat - Bantal War (Ketupat-War). They were divided into two groups and stand facing each other. After the command begins, the men began to throw tipat and bantal to the group in the front of them.
Tipat / Ketupat is processes food from rice wrapped in woven young coconut/palm leaves in rectangular form, while bantal is a food made of glutinous rice wrapped in coconut leaves which is also spherical oval form. These two things are the symbol of the presence of masculine and feminine energy existing in the universe, which in Hinduism concept is called Purusha and Predhana.