Tag Archives Bali

Balinese Ganesha Elephant Head God Pendant including Solid Silver Necklace

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In Bali, the elephant head god Gaṇeśa holds a special place in the daily ritual worship that is performed by the indigenous Hindu community. The deity is primarily associated with good fortune. Hence the owner of this traditional Indonesian amulet can beseech Gaṇeśa for blessings before starting a job or beginning any other new and ...

Balinese Silver Naga Snake Ring with Gold-Plated Hood and Red Ruby Crown

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The Balinese ring is made by hand, using 92.5% genuine silver. The unique model of the talismanic ring represents a mythical nāga snake deity, which is worshipped in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions. It also contains a small piece of gold-plated decoration and a dark blood red ruby gemstone on the head of the nāga ...

Benevolent Bali Bhuta Demon Spirit Bone Effigy

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Although Bali generally is referred to as 'the island of the gods', there are also parts of the island which are believed to be inhabited by spirits of the netherworld. The predominantly Hindu population of Bali resides in the human realm, located between the celestial realm of the gods (Sanskrit: deva) above and the hell ...

Precious Pink Ruby Gemstone with Khodamic Spirit Skull Amulet

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This special ruby gem was once part of the hilt of a Balinese keris. The sacred dagger was used as a ritual instrument for ceremonial magic. Later, after long periods of use, some of the mystical stones got loose and eventually came off of the handle. While the danganan hilt has been inlaid with new ...

Antique Bhuta Danganan Keris Hilt Figure carved from Deer Antler imbued with Demoniac Qualities

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Bhūtas are the demonic creatures of the underworld. In Bali, however, nature spirits and demigods are often equated to the bhūta as well. In Balinese folklore they are portrayed as hungry ghosts and wandering spirits. Yet not all of them are evil, for indeed, there are also many benevolent ones among them. Therefore, it is ...