Purnama – Full Moon as a Spiritual Day

Purnama or full moon is an auspicious day to Balinese people. Many important Hindu rituals fall upon or are held at this time. The day is believed to bring happiness both socially and spiritually. Balinese people usually heads to their family or main Hindu temples such as Besakih, Tanah Lot, and Uluwatu for pilgrimage or tirta yatra (a series of temple visits and praying during Purnama).