Bali Gods: Environmentally Correct!

For decades Balinese have resisted overpasses on the grounds that the Gods (or for that matter Brahmin Pedanda priests) could not go underneath them as it would be unclean. This can make for traffic jams, but there is an upside.

This week during the huge procession down from Besakih temple on the flanks of Gunug Agung to the beach south of klungkung banners (and even “penjor” traditional festive decorations that had plastic on them) had to be removed as the Gods “balked” and wouldn’t go past them.
Of particular issue were all the political campaign banners for parliamentary candidates (see about 7 posts back for pics), which apparently had to be removed before the procession could go on.
Thank the Gods!

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