Why Name as “Bali” Island?
Did you know where it came from Bali to mention the name of an island in the east of Java?
The arrival of a Supreme Markandeya 7th century a major impact on the lives of the Balinese. He was a powerful ascetic in Mount roar, East Java. One day he got a magical whisper of God to reside in the east of the island Dawa (Java now). Dawa means long, because it was once the islands of Java and Bali became the mainland.
Followed by 800 followers, he began to move eastward is still a wilderness. His trip only up in the area of West Bali Jembrana now because his followers were killed and eaten by a tiger large snakes forest dwellers. Finally he decided to return to Mount roar to meditate and seek new followers.
With passion and determination, his second trip successfully achieve the goal at the foot of Mount Agung (East Bali) which is now called Besakih. Before he cut down the forest, he performed the ritual plant Panca Dhatu be five kinds of metal believed to be able to resist the danger. Perabasan success forests, soils there for him-for his followers to be used as rice paddies, fields, houses, and a sacred place called Wasukih (Besakih).
This is where he taught religion to the escorts who mention God by name Sanghyang Widhi through the worship of Surya (sun Sewana) three times a day, using the tools bebali which offerings are made up of three elements of objects: water, fire, and fragrant flowers. Religion teaching religion called Bali. Gradually, his followers began to spread to the surrounding area, so the area is named after the area of Bali, an area which everything using bebali (offerings).
Bali can be concluded that the name comes from the word meaning bebali offerings. Reaffirmed in the book of the Ramayana which are arranged 1200SM: “There is a place in the east of Dawa Dwipa named Vali Dwipa, where there God given pleasure by residents in the form of bebali (offerings).
Dwipa Vali Vali is the name for the island which then turns the phonemes into the island of Bali or offerings. No one did this interpretation see the Balinese can not be separated from the offerings in carrying out their daily lives.