March 21st, 2018
The word Pagerwesi is derived from two Javanese words – pager (fence) and wesi (iron).Celebrated in honour of Lord Siva only days after Saraswati Day, these two celebrations are closely related to one another as it is believed that knowledge must be protected from bad influences and misuse as the iron fence is a symbol of protection. It’s a propitious day for the Balinese to strengthen their minds and souls against evil forces through prayers and meditation, a reminder to live life appropriately without giving in to bad behavior or evil desires. It is the third most celebrated holiday in Bali after Galungan and Nyepi and is celebrated every 210 days on a Wednesday.
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