goodmorningpapua.com – Hundreds of Hindus in Jayapura City held a Mecaru ceremony to welcome the Hari Raya Nyepi [Silent Day] of the Saka New Year 1944, Wednesday 2 March 2022.
Jayapura City Hindu Priest, I Wayan Wira Adnyana, explained that the ceremony was intended to maintain harmony between humans and nature and the creator, God Almighty.
“This Mecaru ceremony is to soften bad traits which bring offerings, such as cakes, fruits to flowers that are neatly arranged,” said I Wayan Wira Adnyana at Pura Agung Surya Buwana Skyland Jayapura, Wednesday.
Mecaru, he said, is also to return negative energy to positive energy, so that there is a balance of the whole nature, both small and large.
“For the implementation of this ritual, we do it in a simple way, which is by maintaining health protocols considering that Jayapura City is still in PPKM Level three,” said I Wayan.
The chairman of the Pharisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia Papua, I Komang A. Wardana added, the Mecaru ceremony was carried out for self-introspection before God Almighty for all activities and deeds for one year.
He also appealed to Hindus in Papua to carry out Catur Brata Penyepian by not being allowed to do physical work and Amato Lelaungan not to enjoy entertainment, fun and travel.