On November 19, 2011, Bali, Indonesia will again celebrate the annual Saraswati festival. The Saraswati festival is celebrated in honour of Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and the arts. It is said that Saraswati is a beautiful woman with four hands, riding on a white swan. Knowledge is like Saraswati, the beautiful woman, was chased by all men for all of their lives. With knowledge man can also distinguish between good and evil.
Saraswati is one of the most revered and popular Goddesses in Bali. Her gigantic statue can be found in every school, college and university all over Bali. In her four hands, Saraswati holds a palm leaf manuscript called a lontar (representing the source of knowledge), a genitri (a chain with 108 pieces, symbolising that knowledge has no ending), a wina musical instrument (symbolising that science is as beautiful as the sound of wina), and a lotus flower which is a symbol of holiness. She rides white swans (prudence) among lotus flowers (water lilies are a holy symbol in Bali).
During the festival families collect all their books, clean them off and dust them down, then place them in the family or school temples. Every place of learning and office is decorated lavishly, with shrines to the Goddess placed in the northeast corner of the building. Ornate offerings of food are taken in solemn procession to the piles of books in the temples and students and office workers get the day off as nobody is supposed to use books on Saraswati!
Come, everyone is invited to participate in the celebration of Saraswati festival. You don't have to worry about where to stay in Bali. There are plenty of comfortable villas for rent in Bali. You can try to visit Villa Saraswati which is a luxury 4 bedrooms villas retreat built in the traditional style of a Balinese village. The villa pleasantly blends into the natural surroundings. The villa takes its name from the beautiful goddess of Hindu Saraswati. The villa is perched on the river valley of Payogan.
Location Of The Villa
Villa Saraswati is located in the secluded settings of the traditional village of Payogan in Ubud, situated 50 minutes from the airport. Located just 5 minutes drive from Bali's art and cultural center of Ubud. Villa Saraswati is the perfect sanctuary; it is ideally situated from where to explore the many facets of this fabulous island. Proficient guidance's is always at hand to offer advice on all aspects of your holiday, from shopping, dining and sightseeing to spiritualism and serenity.
The villa reflects traditional elements of Balinese architecture incorporating all modern comforts. It was completed in 2006. The villa reflects Indonesian heritage represented with a varied collection of antiques in the living area. The best local materials have been used to create a villa that blends into the surrounding environment.
Nestled amongst eight acres of tropical plantations, this two-storey villa consists of four sleeping quarters, spacious living area, fully equipped kitchen, office area, library, a spa room and a large salt water swimming pool.
The sleeping quarters contain 2 air conditioned master bedrooms, the first master bedroom located on the ground floor and on the first floor, each master bedroom features a king-sized bed, with built in wardrobe, flat TV screen and en-suite bathroom.
The other two bedrooms are located next to second master bedroom on the first floor, connected by a foyer through the living area. These two bedrooms also feature a king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom. The office and the library are located on the right wing offering a spacious space and various reading materials.
The generous living area is facing the forest of tropical plants and the river. It features a set of sofa and a large coffee table, lighted by an impressive chandelier. The stone steps lead down to the dining room and the adjacent kitchen; the glass windows open on to the swimming pool allowing the cooling mountain breezes into the room while enjoying breakfast or lunch.
All the modern equipment such as large TV screen, stereo sound system, DVD players as well as wireless high speed internet connection are provided to ensure the necessary international high level of comfort. The generous living area is facing the forest of tropical plants and the river; it features a set of sofa and a large coffee table, lighted by an impressive chandelier. The stone steps leads down to the dining room and the adjacent kitchen the glass windows open on to the swimming pool allowing the cooling mountain breezes into the room while enjoying breakfast or lunch.
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