Tejakula Temple ‘Piodalan Purnama (Full Moon) Sasih Ke-enam’ Anniversary with Wayang Wong sacred masked performance
December 26 - December 28
PIODALAN or odalan is a temple anniversary celebrated based on the day of establishment of a temple.
Before the event, people do devotional works to prepare some platform used to contain the offering in the temple. After that, penjor is erected on the entrance gates at left and right side. Meanwhile, all shrines are decorated with sacred paraphernalia, umbrella and pennants.
Temple anniversary will preceded with melasti procession intended to purify all the ritual paraphernalia and effigies to sources of water such as on beach. As auxiliary arts in the implementation of the piodalan, devotees presented kidung psalmody, beating of kulkul (wooden split drum), gamelan orchestra and sacred dance Wayang Wong.
To end the procession, devotees worship for five times and after that they are bestowed with holy water and soaked rice (bija) as symbol of God’s grace and prosperity.