Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Law, Social Sciences, and Education, ICLSSE 2022, 28 October 2022, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Research Article

The Influence of Megalithic Tradition on the Religious System in the Bali Aga Community, Pedawa Village, Buleleng

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.28-10-2022.2326365,
        author={I Wayan Putra  Yasa and Ahmad Ginanjar  Purnawibawa and Komang Risna  Anjliani},
        title={The Influence of Megalithic Tradition on the Religious System in the Bali Aga Community, Pedawa Village, Buleleng},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Law, Social Sciences, and Education, ICLSSE 2022, 28 October 2022, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICLSSE},
        year={2023},
        month={1},
        keywords={megalithic religious system bali aga pedawa},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-10-2022.2326365}
    }
    
  • I Wayan Putra Yasa
    Ahmad Ginanjar Purnawibawa
    Komang Risna Anjliani
    Year: 2023
    The Influence of Megalithic Tradition on the Religious System in the Bali Aga Community, Pedawa Village, Buleleng
    ICLSSE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-10-2022.2326365
I Wayan Putra Yasa1,*, Ahmad Ginanjar Purnawibawa1, Komang Risna Anjliani1
  • 1: Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
*Contact email: putrayasa@undiksha.ac.id

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of the megalithic tradition on the religious system in the Balinese Aga community, Pedawa Village, Buleleng. This study uses a qualitative approach with critical ethnographic analysis. The research was carried out through data collection by interview, observation, and document study, then triangulated the data. The final stage of the study was carried out with Mile and Huberman's interactive analysis. The results showed that the megalithic tradition still exists in the religious system of the Pedawa people. The influence of megalithic tradition can be seen in three aspects, namely ideas, cultural activities, and artifacts. The idea of the megalithic tradition resembles respect for ancestral spirits. It is practiced in various rituals related to respecting God, ancestors, and nature in the form of sabha. The cultural heritage artifacts influenced by megalithic nuances can be seen in the presence of sarcophagi, taulan, gaingan, and umah taksu, namely a temple building in the form of a pile of stones. All of them are still alive and harmoniously characterize the religious system of the Balinese Aga Pedawa community, Buleleng.