Tawur Agung is hindunese sacred ritual to clean up body and soul one day before meditation in Nyepi. Usually is placed on a big square, like in here at Lapangan Puputan Badung. Tawur Agung Kesanga a ritual performed to vanquish the negative elements and create balance with God, Mankind, and Nature. This ritual is believed to be an effective way to purify the island in order to make a harmonious relation between human being and God, human and human, and human and their environments.
The word “tawur” literally means, “pay” in a sense of a payment to the bhuta kala, personification to negative force, in order to restore the harmony of life. And kesanga is the ninth month in Balinese Caka calendar.
The kesanga is considered the worst month by the Balinese, with troublesome rainy season, and when even the earth is said to be sick and feverish (panes). It is believed that the Lord of Hell, Yama, sweeps Hades of devils, which fall on Bali, making it imperative that the whole of the island be purified.