Pagerwesi

4 days after Saraswati, the Balinese will devote themselves to increase their personal strength with prayers to the god called Sang Hyang Pramesti Guru. The name Pagerwesi is derived from the Balinese words for iron (wesi) and fence (pager); an iron fence which stands for the fortification against evil forces that might come that year.



Pagerwesi is celebrated in different ways, all depending on your location. In the north of Bali Pagerwesi will be celebrated in a similar fashion as Galungan: penjors, family visits and lavious cooked meals. While in the south of Bali the festivities are scaled down without penjors.