Emerging photographers 2018
The "Melasti" is celebrated annually in Bali as a purification ritual, which serves to cleanse the world from sin and bad Karma, through the symbolic act of receiving "Tirta Amerta" (nectar of the Gods), which is holy water of the sea.
Part of the Melasti ceremony takes place on the beach, where the "Tirta Amerta" is received and the "buana alit" (soul of each) and the "buana agung" (the earth and its creatures) are purified of bad thoughts, influences and bad Karma, being all negativity thrown into the ocean.
The ceremony is so felt by those who participate in it that, during the purification and purging of inner demons, fainting is common. Those who succumb are awakened by "Tirta Amerta".