Home » Events » Tumpek Landep
Tumpek Landep
Image from healingpilgrim.files.wordpress.com

Tumpek Landep

Tumpek Landep is a Balinese festival that is held to celebrate divine inspiration as a way to honour the god of taksu.

The festival’s name is derived from two words: tumpek and landep. Tumpek translates to ‘nearby’ in the local dialect, while the latter means ‘sharp’. This manifests itself in the festival, where offerings are made for objects that are made of metal.

Tumpek Landep 2024 Dates, Cleansing Festival Rituals &, Bali

Tumpek Landep was originally a ceremony to pay homage to items of ancestral heritage, such as daggers and spears. However, over time, the meaning of this ceremony has somewhat changed, and locals bless all items made of metal, including cars, motorcycles, computers and even refrigerators.

One of the fundamental rituals carried out during Tumpek Landep is the act of cleansing to ensure that devotees are pure to partake in the celebrations. This cleansing is carried out to honour different ancestral spirits and is also a way to pay homage to the departed.

The celebrations are marked at various temples across the island. Families with dedicated shrines at their homes can also make offerings there. This is done to invoke prosperity and goodwill from the god Shiva Pasupati. Local artists engage in this festival to ask for inspiration to make their art relevant to society.

At the core of Tumpek Landep is recognising the role inspiration plays regarding divinity. Visitors to Bali will be awed by the various ceremonial acts that the locals observe to commemorate this festival.

About the author

Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Bali Travel Hub website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having travelled to Bali many times and staying in different locations on the Island), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

Please reach out if you have any questions or suggestions.

Do You Have a Question to Ask?

Click Here to Ask a Question

What date is the Tumpek Landep?
Where is the Tumpek Landep located?
What is the Tumpek Landep address?
Ceremonies are conducted at temples and villages around the Island, Bali, Indonesia

Please visit our website for more information on the Tumpek Landep.
What are the Tumpek Landep entry prices?

Weather Forecast


Upcoming Events