Lédok-Lédok (Moreng-moreng): a vegetarian meal from Nusa Penida
Five-year Temple festivities ('Karya') at Pura Penataran Ped. Photographic impressions of the second day of the Panca Wali Krama temple fesivities at Pura Penataran Ped, the most important temple on the main island of the Penida Islands, Nusa Gede, held on 22 September 2007. All photographs copyright by FNPF (www.fnpf.org), Ubud – Bali. The FNPF is proud to call Nusa Penida home to a part of its nature conservation activities.
Below article is an attempt at verifying the origins of the Martavan, which currently is located at the Puri Ageng, Blahbatu, Gianyar - Bali, in the protecting hands of A.A.Ratu I Gusti Ngurah Jelantik, which - according to legend - is the booty carried to mainland Bali by either I Gusti Ngurah Jelantik according to the Babad Blahbatu, or I Gusti Tenganan Jelantik according to the 'Dalem Sawang' (both sources mentioned by Giambelli, 1995), after the raid on the kingdom of Bungkut, Nusa Penida.
Below article is a synopsis of I Wayan Andra Septawan's thesis obtained at the Universitas Hindu Indonesia in Denpasar in 2009. It describes mass cremation ceremonies at Banjar Jurang Pahit, in the northeast of Nusa Penida, just north of Kutampi. His university thesis begins with an abstract of the main points in English (adapted by author GD), followed by Septawan's conclusions and a list of informants.
Below 'research report' by I Dewa Putu Muka et al. (1990) gives a description of the (symbolical) meaning of "cubang" or water storage facilities at the village of Klumpu, Nusa Penida. The construction of such "Cubang" is not only useful for providing clean water, but is also a matter involving the help of a lay priest to determine the propitious day and suitable place according to the Balinese calendar. The English abstract has been adapted to enhance readability by the author; a full English translation is forthcoming. The original research document can be obtained from the author GD, and the original Indonesian text follows below.