Rice

hellobali Guide to Bali - - A-Z OF BALINESE TRADITIONAL CULTURE -

MORE THAN JUST A STA­PLE, rice has shaped Bali’s en­vi­ron­ment, its his­tory and forms of gov­ern­ment, and is at the heart of Ba­li­nese cul­ture and many of its re­li­gious be­liefs. Dewi Sri is the pre-Hindu god­dess of

rice and fer­til­ity, and rice-grow­ing cy­cles form the ba­sis of the an­cient

210-day Pawukon cal­en­dar.

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