Sasolahan Sanghyang Oncesrawa At Penataran Sasih Temple, Desa Pakraman Pejeng Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency


The Sanghyang Oncesrawa dance is not just a mere spectacle dance, this dance is in a state of unconsciousness, dancing on a burning fire and even though there are no signs of burning the body parts of the dancers. This dance is not a show or show off strength. The Sanghyang Oncesrawa dance is motivated by the loss of a beloved horse, the king of Bali, namely Sri Gajah Waktera with the title Sri Asta Sura Ratna Bumi Banten, a white hairy horse with a very powerful black tail named kuda oncesrawa. King Bedahulu's favorite horses disappeared and never came again. To commemorate the horse named Oncesrawa, the Sanghyang Oncesrawa Dance was performed in the Sasih Penataran Temple. This dance is classified as the art of sacred dance and when dancing mattress, moves agile (dangkrik-dingkrik = Balinese language) like horse movements. The research was conducted to multiply, raise, explore, socialize, religious dances, especially the Sanghyang Oncesrawa Dance, which so far still many people do not understand correctly. Qualitative research was carried out in the Sasih Penataran Temple through a cultural approach with data sources from figures, dance artists, pemangku, serati, library and photos. The results of the research analysis showed that the Sanghyang Oncersrawa dance is a sacred dance that is only danced on piodalan / large ceremonies (Ngusaba Nyatur), dances on coals in a trance state, bringing pratima / arca / pralingga of  Sanghyang Oncesrawa, dances in a row while kicking a burning fire. The Sanghyang Oncesrawa dance has a function, namely; religious, sanctification, social and aesthetic. Sanghyang Oncesrawa dance has religious, sanctification, social, and aesthetic meaning.