Tipat Bantal War

Tipat Bantal War is an annual tradition held since 1337 by local people in the Traditional Village of Kapal, Mengwi, Badung Regency. This tradition is also known as Aci Rah Pengangon and took place in front of Desa Temple and Puseh Temple of the Traditional Village of Kapal Village.


The Tipat Bantal War has been told to be a form of gratitude of Hindu people to Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa for providing an abundant yield of harvest. This ritual begins with a prayer shared by the entire villagers. The Traditional Priest will be sprinkled holy water to invoke the safety for the people participating in this Tipat - Bantal War (Ketupat-War). They were divided into two groups and stand to face each other. After the command begins, the men started to throw tipat and bantal to the group in the front of them.


Tipat / Ketupat has processed food from rice wrapped in woven young coconut/palm leaves in rectangular form, while bantal is a food made of glutinous rice wrapped in coconut leaves which is also spherical, oval form. These two things are the symbol of the presence of masculine and feminine energy existing in the universe, which in Hinduism concept is called Purusha and Predhana.


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