Portrait of a young worshipper
Portrait of a young boy (with permission) on his way down the stairs from the upper terraces at Pura Besakih Hindu Temple complex, Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia. He is wearing two signs of his religious experience, the wet rice grains on his forehead and the Kalava on his wrist. The Kalva is tied by a priest or an older family member on the wrists of all the people attending the prayer ceremony, on the right wrist of men and unmarried women and on the left wrist of the married women. The cotton yarn is red or red with small bits of yellow. He is also wearing a white udeng and white clothing. For a temple ceremony or anniversary a white udeng or white with a gold thread pattern is traditional.
young boyreligiousHindu worshipudeng on headkalva on wristrice grains on foreheadPure BesakihHindu templeBaliMount AgungIndonesia