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Stock photo of a religious gathering and religious mass of Balinese Hindu’s with Customized Umbrellas or Religious Parasols at the annual Melasti Ceremony on Padang Galak beach a few days before the Balinese New Year. This is Balinese culture at its finest with all the pomp and circumstance one would expect at such a religious ceremony with customized umbrellas being the norm at Balinese religious rituals. A riot of colours paints this documentary image with yellow and red parasols customized umbrellas aplenty as the devotees head down to the waterfront to worship god by dispensing offerings into the sea in the form of flowers which are floated on traditional banana leaf baskets which are known as Canang Sari.
Melasti Ceremony article with some lovely pictures can be found on the website here Melasti Procession at Padang Galak Beach