Hindus attend prayers while celebrating Galungan Day at Amerta Jati Cinere Temple, Depok, Wednesday (14/4/2021).  Galungan Day which is a day celebrating the victory of good (Dharma) against evil (Adharma) was followed by Hindus by implementing health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  TRIBUNNEWS/IRWAN RISMAWAN

INGRICH.COM – Galungan is a Hindu holiday.

Galungan is celebrated by Hindus every 6 months in Bali (210 days), namely on the Buddhist day of Kliwon Dungulan (Wednesday Kliwon wuku Dungulan).

This celebration aims as a day of victory for Dharma (truth) against Adharma (evil), quoted from Disperkimta Buleleng Regency.

Galungan Day is identical to the penjor that is installed on the side of the road.

Penjor is bamboo that is decorated in such a way according to the traditions of the local Balinese people.

So, what does the word Galungan mean and what are the series of holidays?

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Definition of Galungan

Hindus attend prayers while celebrating Galungan Day at Amerta Jati Cinere Temple, Depok, Wednesday (14/4/2021).  Galungan Day which is a day celebrating the victory of good (Dharma) against evil (Adharma) was followed by Hindus by implementing health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  TRIBUNNEWS/IRWAN RISMAWAN
Hindus attend prayers while celebrating Galungan Day at Amerta Jati Cinere Temple, Depok, Wednesday (14/4/2021). (TRIBUNNEWS/IRWAN RISMAWAN)

Galungan Day is a day where Hindus commemorate the creation of the universe and all its contents, and celebrate the victory of good (dharma) over evil (adharma).

According to the explanation on the page Buleleng Regencythe word Galungan is taken from the Old Javanese language which means to fight.

Galungan is also known as “dungulan” which means to win.

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