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.
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One of the fundamental rituals carried out during Tumpek Landep is the act of cleansing to ensure that devotees are pure to partake of 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.