Indian Tamil Hindus in Banda Aceh carrying out rituals Pangguni Uttirem Tiruwila . This is a votive rituals carried off every month pangguni in each year .
Since Sunday morning , the people of India who live in the area of the Village ( Village ) Keudah , Banda Aceh prepare for this ritual .
The reading of a prayer by Pandit Shri Shiva Jayabarthy Gurukel , approximately 10:00 am, marked the beginning of Pangguni Uttiram , namely marriage anniversaries Murrugen village .
Pandita from the city of Medan is mentioned , this activity is a part of the customs at the same confidence for the Tamil Hindus .
" This will be done by the Hindus who had previously vowed obtained courtesy in their lives , and every citizen carry out his vow with different ways according to what has been intended from the beginning , " said the tall skinny boned Pandita .
According to Shri Jayabarthy , in addition to prayer , ritual Nazar also strung in Uttiram Pangguni memorial .
Those who have Nazar ( promise ) to something , shall take action in accordance with what was intended , like the piercing of the body with a sharp object such as the tongue , back , ears , and nose .
In addition , there is also a consuming fire, or some are even overthrow him as a peacock where around the upper body stabbed a number of iron rods that form the tail feathers of peacocks .
This action is intended to return the sacred and Nazar owners have no debt on the pledge . ” This activity was used to do in 3 or 4 months , according to the Tamil calendar , as beliefs and customs in Pangguni , performed the ceremony to commemorate the marriage of the god Murrugen , ” said Shri Jayabarthy .
After praying in the temple , the Tamil Hindu ritual votive participants then paraded to the edge of the river , then conducted a ritual bath to purify themselves before participants Nazar pierced body parts.
" Those who pay the mandatory vow to fast for 3 days , it means not eating foods that are fishy , and stay in the temple . Thus , when purified , the body will not feel sharp pain stabbed , " said Pandit Shri .
Ritual Pangguni Uttirem Tiruwila also aims to invoke the blessing of the almighty and refused reinforcements and crime . ” If you want to follow this ritual , one must be in a clean condition , good clean body and clean mind and soul, and sincere , ” said Raju , a follower of rituals .
Though presenting horrific sights , rituals Pangguni Uttirem Tiruwila also attracted the attention of residents , including children . Not only local residents but also tourists who were spending a long weekend in Banda Aceh , also enjoy the ritual action .
" I first witnessed this event , and it is amazing in the city known as the mecca porch , turns out life is extraordinary beragamanya harmony , and harmony is very strong here , " said Adrian , a tourist from Palembang.
According to Adrian , he was quite a surprise to get a different view of religious activity within two days , in Banda Aceh , the celebration of Easter and Ritual Pangguni Uttirem .
" I purposely did want to enjoy the holiday atmosphere in the city of Banda Aceh , and has received two pleasant sight ," said Adrian .
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Not many Indian Hindu Tamil community in Banda Aceh . After the earthquake and tsunami , the community numbered only 45 people, compared to 100 the previous inhabitants.