"Tumpek Wayang" a Leather puppets ceremony.
On Saturday, February 15' 2014, Balinese-Hindu will celebrate the sacred "Tumpek Wayang" day which celebrated every 210 days.
On this occasion, a set of special offering is presented to Sanghyang Iswara, Lord of Puppeteers. “Tumpek Wayang” is the most important day for owners of leather puppets and puppeteers when they present special homage to their leather puppets "Wayang". The puppets are taken from their box "Keropak", placed in position just as if an actual performance were being given and blessed by the owner. A "Dalang" puppeteer will remove all his puppets from storage and set them all up to receive the offerings.
Although this sacred day is a holiday for puppets and puppeteers, but it is considered very unlucky if a baby is born on this day. Such a child is prone to illness and injury from “Kala”, the demon’s God, and if such an event should take place on this inopportune day, a special ceremony has to be performed in order to purify the child and protect it from harm.
Shadow Puppets performance (Wayang Kulit) is a famous tourist attraction in Ubud also beside of dances, temples and other natural beauty of destination. It was performed two times a week in Ubud and we provide free shuttle service to Ubud center for our guests including to watching this performance also.