Le Royaume de Ganesha
On that Sunday in the Indonesian part of the garden (the Kingdom of Ganesha) the Ogoh ogoh festival is celebrated. This is a traditional Hindu ceremony where no fewer than 400 members of the Indonesian community
of Belgium will be present.
Dressed in gold and multi-coloured vestments, unique to Indonesian festvals, the participants provide a Balinese touch in Pairi Daiza, as shown in the enclosed photo (festival held last year). The Ogoh ogoh are well known in Indonesian archipelago. These figures in papier-mâché and bright colours represent phantasmagorical beings and they are placed on palanquins of bamboo, which are carried around by at least eight men in an ancient ritual. The Indonesians thereby want to purify the environment in which each person evolves. Ogoh ogoh represents the Bhuta Kalain in the Hindu religion, which translates as eternal power and eternal time.
Ogoh-ogoh festival in image
This world's activitiesYour pass for the price of
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Pool of the Holy Elephants
Exploration of the Kingdom of Ganesha starts here and we will return to the central stairway later on. More info
Animals of Ganesha
White tailed Porcupine, Papuan Hornbill, Bali Starling, rice bird and macaques. More info
Music and dances from Bali, prayers, sacrifices, processions... This unique spectacle will play out on 6May right on front of visitors to PairiDaiza More info
Since the start of the 2017 season, Pairi Daiza has had five magnificent orang-utans of the species native to the north of the large Indonesian island of Sumatra. The other species is native to Borneo and is less threatened than that of Sumatra, which is classified as critically endangered. It is estimated that there are only 7,300 individual orang-utans remaining in the wild and that 1,000 die every year, victims of poaching and the destruction of their forest habitat, which is mainly being replaced by vast oil palm plantations. More info