Balinese Religion are hindu yet their religion is very different that of
the indian variety. They do have the caste system, but there no
untouchable and occupation is not governed by caste. In fact, the only
things that reflects the caste system is the language which has three
tiers : 95% of all the balinese are Hindu Dharma, and speak low or
everyday balinese with each other. middle Balinese is used for talking
to the strangers, at a formal occasions or to people of the higher
ksatriya caste, high Balinese words are used when talking to the highest
class, to the Brahmana or to the Padanda (Priest)

It may sounds complicated, but most of the words at he low and medium
levels are same, where as a high Balinese is a mixture to the middle and
Kawi, the ancient javanese language. The Balinese worship the Hindu
trinity, Brahma, Visnu, and Shiva, who are seen as manifestation supreme
God Sang Hyang Widhi. Other indian gods like Ganesha (The elephant
headed god) also often appear, but more commonly, one will see shrines
to the many gods and spirits, and much of their religion in base upon

They believe that good spirits Dwell in the mountains and the seas are
home of Demons and Ogres. most villages is have at least three main
temples : one, The Pura Puseh or ‘Temple of Origin” face the mountains
and is dedicated to the village founders. Two, The Pura Desa or”Village
Temple” is normally found in the center and is dedicated to the welfare
of the village. Three, The Pura Dalem is aligned with the sea and is
dedicated to the spirits of the dead. Aside from these villages temple,
almost every house has its own shrines and you can also find monument
dedicated to the spirits of agriculture, art and all other aspects of

Some temple, Pura Besakih for example, on the slopes of mount Agung, are
considered especially important and people from all over Bali, travel
to worship in there. Offerings play are significant role in Balinese
Life as they appease the spirits and this brings prosperity and good
healthy to the family. Everyday small offerings trays ( Canang Sari)
containing symbolic food like flowers, cigarettes and money are placed
on shrine in temple, outside of house and shops and even dangerous of
crossroads. Festival are another great occasion for appeasing the gods.

The woman bear huge, beautifully arranged pyramid of food, fruits and
flowers on their head while the man might conduct a blood sacrifice
through a cook fights. there are traditional dance and music
and the gods are invited to come down and join to the festivities. The
festivals are usually very exciting occasion and well worth observing,
if you are in the area. A crucial things to remember, if you wish to
join in celebrations or enter the temple, is there a number of rules
that have to be respected.