In his speech, Governor Mangku Pastika revealed that Bali and India have a very close relationship. This is related to the background in the community relegi these two countries. Hindu religion is embraced by most of the people of Bali comes from Indian Affairs. On that occasion, the Governor Mangku Pastika to thank you for choosing Bali as one of the region the opportunity to watch a variety of Indian culture. Governor hoped, this event can further improve the Bali-India relations.
Earlier on Sunday (1 / 11) evening, a similar show was held at Puri Saraswati Ubud with performances Menganiar and Kathak dance. As a whole will be performing a series of 12 times the Indian Cultural Festival this time.
Event coordinator Agus Indra Udayana add, other than in Ubud and Denpasar Cultural Park, the next event was also held at Puri Bagus Karangasem, Klungkung Asram Gandhi, and others. The goal that more people can participate Bali enjoyed Indian culture.
Indra mentioned, historically there are many similarities between the dances of Bali and India. Especially in the dance that inspired the story is taken from the Ramayana and Mahabaratha. Dance generally also rooted in offering to worship so spiritual value.
But in detail the movement, there are many differences in accordance with the cultural traditions of each country. "We hope that will happen the process learn from each other," he said. Therefore, in each stage will also be performed Balinese dances that are similar to Indian dance.
Deputy Director of the Indian Cultural Center Bhuvneshwar Sharma said, the activities in Bali is a series of * Festivals of India * in Indonesia that took place between October 2009 until July 2010. Besides in Bali, the event was also held in Jakarta, Bandung, Medan, Jogjakarta, Surabaya and Mataram Lombok.
Especially for in Bali, cultural expression is shown in the art of dance to bring in professional dancers from a number of provinces in India. "Because Bali is also known in India with a variety of dance," he said. In other cities, the festival also includes culinary offerings, theater, fashion show cultural studies seminar.
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