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Beneath the dripping roots that ensnare Tirta Sudamala, a woman cleanses herself under a holy spring. Legend has it that the roots of the massive Banyan tree above the temple are the source of the sacred water. •
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Beneath the dripping roots that ensnare Tirta Sudamala, a woman cleanses herself under a holy spring. Legend has it that the roots of the massive Banyan tree above the temple are the source of the sacred water. • • • • • • • #sacredwater #water #spirits #blessings #meditation #plants #trees #prayer #temple #ritual #offering #portrait #asia #bali #indonesia #ceremony #vscocam #photojournalism #vegan #natgeo #health #35mm #love #travel #explore #sacred #belssed #waterislife 
Sacred water and flowers adorn a body as it is prepared for a traditional Balinese cremation. •
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A woman returns from making offerings in the sea as part of a village ceremony that has been underway for over 70 years. •
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A group of children repurpose a funeral pyre after it had been set out to sea.
A group of children repurpose a funeral pyre after it had been set out to sea.
Twice a year, in keeping with the traditions of Balinese Hinduism, all animals are blessed and honored with holy water and gifts. Here a woman gives thanks to the cows on a farm in Ubud.
Twice a year, in keeping with the traditions of Balinese Hinduism, all animals are blessed and honored with holy water and gifts. Here a woman gives thanks to the cows on a farm in Ubud.
Family members await a priest to bless a woman who went into a deep trance during prayer.
Family members await a priest to bless a woman who went into a deep trance during prayer.
Having completed the day's ceremonies, a high priest takes a moment to cleanse himself in the waters under Tirta Sudamala.
Having completed the day's ceremonies, a high priest takes a moment to cleanse himself in the waters under Tirta Sudamala.
After a day of celebration, the ashes are joyfully paraded down to the sea and cast adrift on an elaborate pyre.
After a day of celebration, the ashes are joyfully paraded down to the sea and cast adrift on an elaborate pyre.
Deep in meditation, a high priest offers blessings
Deep in meditation, a high priest offers blessings
A girl and boy kneel in prayer before entering the sacred waters of Tirta Emple.
A girl and boy kneel in prayer before entering the sacred waters of Tirta Emple.
A woman and her husband expecting a child receive blessings from a high priest.
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The brother of the deceased sits atop an intricately decorated funeral pyre as it is paraded through town to the cemetery. The all day celebration culminates in the burning of the body, the ashes later released into the sea. •
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The brother of the deceased sits atop an intricately decorated funeral pyre as it is paraded through town to the cemetery. The all day celebration culminates in the burning of the body, the ashes later released into the sea. • • • • • • • • #sacredwater #water #spirits #cremation #meditation #temple #offering #portrait #asia #bali #indonesia #ceremony #vscocam #photojournalism #vegan #natgeo #health #35mm #love #ritual #travel #explore #sacred #waterislife 
A woman rinses her hands in the spiritual waters of lake Batur. The temple behind her pays respect to the goddess of the lake, Dewi Danu, while Mt. Batur stands watch in the distance. •
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I man submerges his head under a sacred source of water in the Tirta Empul temple, one of Bali's holiest. •
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