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Kerauhan, Kris dance

Kerauhan is a Balinese tradition outside of human reason to prove the success of certain ceremonies, namely by proving the arrival of Hyang Widhi, God & its manifestations during the ceremony.

Because according to Balinese, something that is trusted needs to be verified.

This tradition can also be witnessed in the performance of Barong Dance which usually uses a keris performed by a saint called Tapakan Kerauhan or a Sadeg with a sacred procession of ngurek with a keris and so on.

A mythical tale, told with religious fervor, of a prince who was turned into a lion by a witch.... Video clips in film : Legong Dance of the Virgins [1935]


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