- 29 November 2017
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Melasti is yadnya ceremony which is aimed to purify oneself spiritually and physically, mainly, by echancing the serenity of mind, the procession to purify the universe is symbolized by serving the offering to the sea and purification to all statues, Pratima, Nyasa, pralingga symbol of sthana (shrine) of Ida Sang Hyang Widi Wasa, God Almighty in all His Manifestations
Melasti which is also called as Melis or Mekiis is done three days before Nyepi Holiday which is aimed to remove all kinds of defilement thoughts, word and deeds, as well as to obtain holy water (angemet tirta amerta) for life. Melasti can be done at the sea, lakes and purified water spring.
Jimbaran Beach, Kuta Beach, are some famous beaches in Bali where Hindu Bali Melasti ceremony procession are often taken place.