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Atma Wedana

After the Atitiwa(Ngaben) ceremonies, the last ceremony carried out to glorify and purify the soul/Atma to be able to reunite with the Creator/Brahman is called “Atma Wedana”. As other ceremonies, this ceremony is divided into three categories, namely kanista, madya and uttama. For the utama category we call it Baligia. The three main days in carrying out the baligia ceremony are the first day is Penguptian, the second day is Pamkas and the last day is Pebengang. 

In Panguptian a procession called purwa daksina is carried out, the aim is to place the sanghyang atma to be at the puspa/name.  On the second day/Pamkas, same as the first day we also present offerings for ancestral spirits/atman. On the third day or “Pebengang” besides presenting offerings during the day, at night just before midnight there is a procession called “Ngeliwet” which is held in a special place called Bale Pangliwetan. After prayer, the Sangge, Nama, Puspa and Puspa Lingga (symbols of atma) are taken from their place for the next process called “Ngeseng”(burning).  Early in the morning after “Ngeseng”,  Ngasti ceremony is carried out, throw away ash to the sea or river with all equipment such asbukur, padma, dragons, geeses and others  called artawingka (something that is broken but still glorified). 

The holy spirit that is believed to have united with Brahman, then are worshiped  at the ancestral  temples such us Pulaki Temple, Melanting Temple, Pabean, Kerta Kawat and other temples with the intention of asking permission to stay together in the same place called “Pajenengan Temple” or “Ibu”.