offerings on the street. you see this literally everywhere in bali.
you can see the remains of past offerings under the sidewalk grate.
these are the steps leading up to a shop, where you will almost always see offerings. you want the gods to bring you good business, right?
this is putra, the woman who runs puri muwa bungalows (my home in bali) with her husband, adyana. she, too, is making offerings. it's woman's work.
this is what putra's accomplished so far.
and these are some of her raw materials.
sometimes the offerings are on an actual altar, but most are just on the sidewalk. (this altar is randomly placed on a sidewalk in front of a pharmacy).
if more people come to the same place (in this case the pharmacy altar), they just place their offerings on top of the others.
loved this one (apologies to sleeping guy).
you often see this black and white checked cloth (which ws worn by the kecak singers in the photos and video in the ubud album) with a red sash. the three colors represent the three gods. brahma, the creator, is red. vishnu, the preserver, is black, is red and shiva, the destroyer, is white.
many, many offerings--the earlier ones shunted by the wayside it seems...
rob and i used to wonder if the dogs ate the offerings...
this particular day must have been a big one, as, before i witnessed the massive amount of offerings at the main temple in town, the owner of my homestay, putra, stopped me on my way out and told me they'd made yellow rice for an offering today, and offered me some (she'd already been to temple. this one, i assume.). in fact, she made me up an entire plate of rice and all the fixins (which included things like peanuts, fried whole anchovies, vegetable with sambal (hot stuff!), crispy fried onions and krupuk, fish crackers). so lovely! made me feel like one of the family.
this woman had a tray full of offerings and was walking around and placing them on all the different altars (and ledges, i guess).
as you can see, sometimes they just put out a little plate of rice with fixins, much like the one putra gave me, only...god-sized. (which seems counterintuitive, perhaps... in any case, the dogs here don't starve.)
a meal fit for a...?