Tooth-filing or metatah is an important Hindu Balinese rite of passage. Every parent who has a child who has reached adolescence is obliged to carry out this ritual. If someone dies before having the metatah rituals, his family must perform this ritual before the body is cremated.
In many parts of the world, Halloween conjures images of a dark windy night when wild spirits go about. With the Halloween feast coming at the end of October, Batukaru Kitchen invites you to sip our special concoctions and savor the 'Bhuta Kala Dinner' to make your holiday amazingly spooktacular.
Why should a lion not have wings if it adds to his majesty? In Bali, where art is deeply related to the religious practices of the Hindu Balinese, mythological creatures abound, from temple art to funerary biers and guardian effigies. One of the most prevalent magical beasts in all these forms is the winged lion (singa bersayap).
In the midst of the busy life we are living, we push ourselves to maximum performance. But sometimes the body needs rest. Special care such as massage and spa treatments will help to deeply relax the muscles of the body. Tirta Wangi Spa at Komaneka at Tanggayuda offers the Tanggayuda Royal package for a relaxation [...]
Mepanggangan di Bencingah is a special occasion showcasing the preparations for a Balinese ritual feast. This was traditionally done in the forecourt of a palace or temple, with most of the sacrificial food being grilled. (Mepanggangan is from panggang, "to grill," while bencingah means "forecourt"). To recreate the festive vibes of the Balinese food feast, [...]
Witnessing natural wonders is a great satisfaction for most people. Discovering and then leaving a trail of their beautiful journeys through camera shots has become a trend recently. At Komaneka at Tanggayuda, life is close to nature. So, to get the best capture, go explore the beauty within our exceptional retreat! Here are some stunning [...]
If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy great food with a breathtaking view, why not consider Batukaru Kitchen at Komaneka at Tanggayuda? It’s just a ten-minute drive from Ubud into the cool highlands. We now unveil the Poolside Lunch and the Rooftop Lunch, overlooking the Mount Batukaru and the green valley [...]
Bali is famous for its art, especially its music and dance. One of the most beautiful classical dances is Oleg Tamulilingan. The dance was created by I Ketut Marya, better known as I Mario, in 1952 at the request of John Coast, a British cultural connoisseur who was deeply impressed with Balinese art. Oleg Tamulilingan [...]
When you are too lazy to go trekking, or it is too hot and humid and you don’t know what to do, why not cool down by jumping into one of Komaneka at Tanggayuda's infinity pools? Here we go!
The banjar is a community organization based on the smallest neighborhood unit. This ancient system of local government is found throughout Bali, in both rural villages and towns, and it orders much of daily life. The members of the banjar are all the married couples of that particular neighborhood. The banjar has its own rules, [...]