Ogoh-ogoh festival

Le Royaume de Ganesha

Ogoh-ogoh festival

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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

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