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Sidakarya Mask Dance

Sidakarya mask is part of the mask dance performances that accompanied the ceremony in Bali great. Sidakarya regarded as complementary mask the ceremony.


This mask appears as the ultimate dance offerings ( wewalen ) prior to the event with worship led by Sulinggih done. Sidakarya mask was performed at the time of the great days such as cremation, tawur great and others.

History dipentaskannya Sidakarya mask. The story is said to occur in the administration of Dalem Waturenggong in Gelgel, when he held a grand ceremony at Besakih. Many priests are invited to this ceremony muput. Tersebutlah Pandit ( Brahmin ) magic of Rivet who are not invited to the ceremony, but want to be involved muput work. Unfortunately, because of the long journey and days, Pandita Keling up in Gelgel in a state of disheveled, his clothes ragged, like a beggar. In such clothes, no one believed the royal staff uninvited guest is a priest. So, Pandita Keling expelled by force, after it was humiliated.

Pandita Keling away with revenge. In a quiet place, he fought with a cast a spell that contains yadnya oath organized by Dalem Waturenggong will not bring blessings / not successful, even disastrous. King Waturenggong in samadi know who condemned the magnitude of ceremonies. He was then sent to pick Agile Aryan priests who still live in a quiet place ( suung ) was. King apologized and invited to participate muput Pandita Keling ceremony pamuput even be the end of it so that the work becomes sida ( endowed ).

The legend of the people in Bali necessarily make Sidakarya mask. His form merangas ugly teeth as a symbol of the priests whose face looked like a bum. Therefore, it is usually more Sidakarya mask dancer face cover mainly teeth, with a white cloth carrying.

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