The Melasti ritual of purification starts 3 – 4 days before Nyepi. All the temples in Bali have their most sacred objects carried to the sea for a ritual which will involve prayers and cleansing to make sure all is pure and good in preparation of Nyepi.
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This is the time when renting a motorbike is a good idea since it will give you the freedom and mobility to observe these beautiful processions to the sea. You might still get stuck behind a slow moving convoy of people. If that happens be respectful, lower your speed, pay attention to the men in front who will signal when it is ok to pass and just enjoy the sight of the Balinese people dressed in white traditional clothes accompanied by the sound of the gamelan gongs.