Sanghyang Memedi - The Mystical Rare Dance from Bali

Sanghyang dance is one of holy dance. Sanghyang Memedi is one kind of sanghyang dance. Memedi is one of Balinese ghost. This dance is almost extinct, because it’s less popular than other sanghyang dance. This dance is very mystic & scary. Sanghyang Memedi was danced by the old man, and they use leaves and paddy. 

The dance started from Pemangku (the Hindu religious leader) does a prayer, after that the men who dance Sanghyang Memedi will be trance. The lost their control and follow the gambelan (Balinese music), they jump into the coconut leave burned. They don’t feel hot. 

The function this dance is to refuse reinforcements. It dance will be held if there are disaster strike the village. Usually this dance will perform in middle area of temple. We can find it in Buleleng regency. I believe if you watch this dance you will be amazed.
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