Am I risking possession when stepping on an offering?

You can relax – This can only happen when the incense stick is still burning. Learn more about offerings the culture and believes on Bali – the islands of gods!

What is a Balinese Offering?

An offering is a small handmade bowl made from coconut leaves filled with flowers and snacks and called “canang” in Balinese language. You will find those pretty things all over the island.

Preparing and putting these offerings, is an essential part of the daily ritual routine of the Balinese Hindu, this to please their goods and preventing bad things to happen. It seems, they are lying everywhere, on the street, on the sidewalk and even in house entrances, which makes it easy to step on when not paying attention for a moment.

Will I see offerings at my Homestay?

Of course, you sure will. Balinese will protect you from evil spirits with their prayers when you are staying at their Homestay! Therefore they make their offerings every day! Sometimes they even have an “invisible guardian” not only protecting you from spirits but even human

misfortune. Go ahead and ask your host, they will be happy to introducing you to their culture and share their stories! Meet the locals and stay HSH Stay (, learn about their beautiful culture and get your blessings!

It is just a matter of time until you step into your first one.

Don’t worry, the locals will not see it as an act of disrespect. You will see that they will also wildly race over it with their scooters! However for your own sake you should beware of stepping on it while the incense stick it still burning. This is the time when the spirits and gods are feasting on it, which is why people say that one of them might go into your body and possess you if you disturb their meal! Want to learn more about Black Magic, Rituals & Ghosts in Bali?

We are superstitious

Blessings for HSH Stay

Well, yes and you have just learned why! Also HSH Stay celebrated its launch with a local blessing ceremony for success and the goodwill of the gods. It does not hurt to have the spirits on our side. Thanks Pak Nyoman for making all the arrangements and inviting us to your house, it was an extraordinary experience for all of us!

Life is too short for ordinary holidays.

Meet the locals and find your private low budget bungalow out of over 1.000 Homestays all over the place. Find places from Amed to the East Coast, Medewi and Westbali, Lovina and North Bali, and not forget to mention the Central Mountains and beautiful rice fields of Ubud! Support the local culture in and turn your stay into an unforgettable memory. Simply book your bungalow online and feel like home with HSH Stay. Check it out!

What about ghosts in a Homestay?

You are protected!

Do I have to be afraid of meeting a ghost in my room? Don’t worry, the Balinese will protect you from evil spirits with their prayers when you are staying at their Homestay! Sometimes they even have an “invisible guardian” not only protecting you from spirits but even human misfortune.

Meet HSH Stay

Always with an open eye the HSH Stay team loves exploring the beautiful islands of Indonesia.  Meet the HSH Stay Team.

Love & Hospitality

Places are made by people. With HSH Stay you come as a guest and leave as friends. Explore the culture, enjoy the happy smiles, simply find the real treasures! Meet the happy faces behind the scenes.

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