Tumpek Landep

Blessing Metal Items & Machinery

tumpek landep Balinese ceremony for machines, tools and iron

Tumpek Landep is celebrated every 210 days or six months on the Balinese Calendar Sanisara kliwon wuku Landep. It is always celebrated on a Saturday. Tumpek Landep comes from two words; Tumpek (or Tampek) which means close and Landep which means sharp. In this context Tumpek Landep comes to signify a sharpening of the mind and knowledge.

Balinese Hindus revere Ida Sang Hyang Pasupati who has granted intellect or the ‘sharpness’ of the mind and thus able to create machines and technology or objects that can simplify and streamline life, such as motorcycles, cars, farm tools and machinery, electronics, kitchen utensils and so on… That such items can be useful to humans appealed to Ida Sang Hyang Pasupati and are prayed over on Tumpek Landep.

Thus Tumpek landep is a day of worship to Ida Sang Hyang Pasupati and signifying science is magical or gives sharpness to the mind and heart. Tumpek landep ceremony also includes the ceremonial cleansing and purification of various ancestral heritage items such as daggers, spears and so forth. Around Bali you will see ordinary people commemorate Tumpek Landep by blessing tools and machinery and other items iron i.e. cars, bicycles, farm equipment, motors etc. and making offerings to them.

Tumpek Landep temple celebrations are held at:

  • Pura Terate Bang, Candi Kuning Village, district of Baturiti, Tabanan Regency.
  • Pura Mutering Jagat, Sidakarya Village, Denpasar municipality.
  • Pura Taman, Bubunan Village, district of Seririt Buleleng Regency.
  • Pura Pasek Tangkas, Kediri Village, Tabanan Regency.
  • Pura Dalem Tenggaling, Singapadu Village, district of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency.
  • Pura Dalem Pingit, Taro Kaja Village, district fo Tegallalang, Gianyar Regency.
  • Pura Penataran Agung Penatih, Tulikup Village, district fo Blahbatuh Gianyar Regency.
  • Pura Penataran Pande, Kusamba Village, Klungkung Regency.

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