Bali Pregnant Ceremony

Magedong-gedongan ceremony (Garbha Wedana) In an effort to maintain the safety of the baby while it is in the womb, it is necessary to take care in an abstract way, namely through several ceremonies carried out. And one of the efforts in that direction, is the nyidam ceremony called the “Pangrujakan” ceremony. The purpose and purpose of this ceremony is, so that the mother’s womb, so that the baby (manic) who is processing himself in the womb, becomes sane, healthy or avoids unwanted things. In the book Manusa Yajna it states that, in order for the baby in the womb to be sane, strong and blessed (long life), meaning that it grows normally, it needs to be helped by means of sadrasa called rerujakan. The point is to provide an adhesive tool for the beads in the womb, which is when the pregnant woman is craving. The finished rujak is then asked for the blessing of the gods and ancestral spirits, with the hope that the mother and the baby she is carrying will be safe.

Next is the “pagedong-gedongan” ceremony, According to the ancient Dresti lontar, the Garbhadana ceremony is best carried out after the womb is five or six calendar months old, where the baby’s form at that time is considered to be perfect in accordance with the article “Kanda Pat Rare and the Formation of the Human Baby” because at that time the growth of the fetus is perfect in the form of a complete baby figure. male or female. The pagedong-gedongan ceremony is also called the garbhadana ceremony. The purpose of this ceremony is to ask for the safety of the araga soul of the baby in the womb. It is hoped that through this ceremony, babies who are born safe, can then live, grow to be useful for the community. Likewise, it is requested for the safety of the mother and smooth delivery at the time of delivery. In general, this is realized by asking a special blessing for pregnant people from a sulinggih, especially to coincide with Saturday keliwon uku wayang (Tumpek Wayang) or chosen from a day that is considered good for this purpose.

In addition to carrying out the ceremony as above, parents are obliged to carry out brata in everyday life. For example, parents should not say “Wakcapala” meaning dirty words. In addition, parents are obliged to carry out “Wakpurusia” which means not to say anything that can hurt other people’s hearts. This includes always maintaining the bond of love in fostering a household. If the Brata as above is not carried out, it is feared that the above bad qualities can have bad consequences for the baby in the womb. In order for the baby to have a good influence, parents should behave positively, for example reading spiritual books, fairy tales, or stories that are guided by nobility. This ceremony is mainly shown to the fetus (sibabi in the womb) and is the first manusa yadnya ceremony since becoming a human. In general, this is realized by requesting a special blessing for pregnant people.