A beautiful thanksgiving ceremony

A beautiful thanksgiving ceremony held once a year by the fisherfolks in Les Village led by Pak Made Merta was book-ended by sunset in the west and rainbow pillar in the east! The ceremony follows a 3 year cycle from low to middle to high with corresponding increase in amount of offerings. 2017 is a high year. The ceremony includes circling the beach three times to symbolize a thanksgiving journey into the 3 worlds -- heaven, our middle world and the underworld. It honors Baruna, Lord of the Sea and a manifestation of Vishnu the Preserver, who with Brahma the Creator and Shiva the Destroyer, form the Trimurti, the Hindu's Trinity.