Great new Ogoh Ogoh..

Friday was Silent Day – all was calm in Bali.  But the day before was full of noise!!!

Spot the temple gates in the background

Spot the temple gates in the background

Here are some great new Ogoh Ogoh pictures – taken from where the monsters were gathered together next to the temple during the day through to the night time parade along the traffic free streets.

The long procession was surrounded by torches, loud musicians, dancers and thousands of spectators cheering them on.

The biggest baby you are ever likely to see

The biggest baby you are ever likely to see

The huge size of the Ogoh Ogoh is representative of greed and so, when they are burnt at midnight, not only do the bad spirits inside them go up in flames and smoke but also human greed and ego is supposed to disappear as well… returning as the opposite i.e. generosity and lack of ego, and the bad spirits coming back as good spirits.

For more info about Noisy Day and Silent Day (Nyepi Day) please click here.

The variety of different shapes, sizes and colours of Ogoh Ogoh are amazing – like art come to life… mega life!

And the intricate attention to detail that the Balinese lavish on these home made giants is astounding.

That's one seriously big pig

That's one seriously big pig

Not to mention the fact that villagers often wear colour co-ordinated clothing as well.  And some of the kids had great face paint and dyed hair too.

Children's Ogoh Ogoh

Children's Ogoh Ogoh

Even the ones made by children are enough to give most adults nightmares!

Especially at night when they take on an even more evil appearance… with glaring, bulging eyes and grotesque bodies lit up in such a way as to be more scary than an x rated horror film – see pics below… hope you sleep well tonight hahahaha!

Coming to getcha

Coming to getcha

Evil personified... standing on a pile of skulls - with a flower in it's hair

Evil personified... standing on a pile of skulls - with a flower in it's hair

Just look at the size of those fangs

Just look at the size of those fangs

Oh yes, and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you – Bali style!

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