Family, relatives, friends and many people in and
outside Bali mourned the passing of my father on Wednesday, 5th September
2007 at Denpasar’s central hospital. His coffin was decorated with offerings,
flowers, food, drink, perfumes,
spare clothes and other personal belongings. This was to comfort and
accompany him day and night, as we believe that before cremation the soul is still
present. We played for him both Balinese gong and classical music,
especially Mozart and Handel, which were his favourites.
For everyone who wants to know more about Triloka, the Balinese Hindu-Buddhism concept of the cosmos, Mr. Thomas Moog
has done a comprehensive study in the German language by explaining the
representation of this concept in Tirtagangga. Surf at www.moogbooks.com, or click directly on
the chapters below.
The gardens resume its recreational function after
falling trees and other rubbish from the cyclone Jacob have been cleared away. The platform of the destroyed auditorium
is now clean and empty, waiting for the construction
to be reerected on the remaining foot blocks.
Bad news! Like many
places in and around Bali, last Thursday
March 8th Tirtagangga was severe damaged by the outer edge of the
tropical cyclone Jacob. Many
trees fell down (left) and the Auditorium was
completely destroyed (right). The cyclone started from southeast of Christmas Island
last March 4th and will arrive in northwest Australia
next March 12th.
careful inventory of the damage will adjust the Masterplan to bring Tirtagangga back to its splendour shape.
Your donation is needed more than ever.
For the previous
descriptions and photos in these latest news, please see images of the past.