Friday, April 6, 2012

Merajan, Family Temple in Bali

Merajan / Pamerajan / Sanggah is the family temple in the yard of a family. Merajan is part of a highly purified yard. There, where the family did the worship of gods and ancestors. Merajan be in a position northeast yard. Because the northeast is the direction of the wind are consecrated for the Bali.

Inside are pelinggih (temples). The amount of pelinggih varied between merajan one another. Depending on how far the distribution of a family lineage. Temples that must exist in a merajan is Hyang Guru and Taksu. Hyang Guru is a shrine to the ancestors. Taksu is a shrine to the god of talent.

Position a merajan

Hyang Guru temples

 Taksu temples