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Old 12-01-2015   #51
kuuan
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Robert yes, penjor it is a 'religious, spiritual thing'. Usually they adorn the streets, in front of house entrances, during Galungan, the most important religious festival of the year, and are much more elaborate and colourful. A quote: "The Sri Jaya Kasunu manuscript states that the penjor symbolizes the mountain and the mountain itself is the symbol of the universe. Therefore, for the Balinese the penjor is synonymous with Mount Agung, the highest and holiest mountain in Bali. " taken from: http://id.indo.com/featured_article/hindu_penjor.html

Galungan is not on now, but it was Saraswati festival 2 days ago when the farmer had set up this pole in front of a small shrine on the rice field. Not during Galungan, not on the street, but I am pretty certain that nevertheless is qualifies as 'penjor'. About the Saraswati festival: http://www.somewhereintheworldtoday....festival-bali/

can look very impressive, see the google results: https://www.google.com/search?q=penj...w=1536&bih=731
resp. earlier photos of penjors of mine, not taken with the A7, therefore I only link, adorning the street: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kuuan/...7626972978005/
and some details: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kuuan/...7626972978005/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kuuan/...7626972978005/

oh, this one I can add, also taken today with a Canon LTM, the 1.8/85, on the A7, same penjor:
penjor by Andreas, on Flickr
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