Panca Wali Krama is the grand ceremony which is held once in every ten years, when Hindus Caka year end with zero (Rah Windu) was held in the Hindu,s Saka year 1930 at Tilem Caitra (Tilem Kesanga) at Wednesday Paing Kuningan, or March 25, 2009. This grand ceremony will be conducted inMother Temple, Besakih Temple, in Karangasem Regency, Bali Indonesia. The preparation of this grand ceremony has been conducted for months and the series of the ceremonies will be last until April 27, 2009.
Panca Wali Krama which is essentially the implementation of Bhuta yajna and Dewa yajna and the means is to cleanse the universe to order harmony. In order to support Panca Wali Krama, Hindu’s people should implement Yasa kirti as a manifestation of the implementation-Tapa Brata-Yoga, self-control, and concentration of mind.
As many other grand ceremonies, Panca Wali Krama ceremony has to be conducted in a holy environment. During the preparation and the execution of this ceremony the spiritual atmosphere of Bali has to be kept as holy as possible that means no cremation ceremony are allowed in the island since death was believed to pollute the atmosphere.
To ensure the holiness of this ceremony, the premeditated cremation ceremony can only be held until February 13, 2009. For those who pass- away between 13th and 20th February 2009, emergency cremation ceremonies are allowed to be held. As for those who pass-away after February 20, 2009, their corpses have to be buried as soon as possible, no cremation ceremony is allowed.
If the one who pass away is a high priest who has undergone a Dwijati (second birth) Ceremony, his or her corpse have to be kept at home until a proper cremation ceremony is allowed to be conducted. Balinese believes that it’s forbidden to bury the corpse a high priest who has undergone a Dwijati (second birth) Ceremony.
The cremation ceremony can be conducted as usual after April 27, 2009, when the last series of Panca Wali Krama ceremony, the Mejauman have been conducted.
RRI Denpasar will be live broadcast the Panca Wali Krama ceremony on March 25th 2009 from the Besakih temple and broadcast can also be heard live streaming on the website