Hello BALI Travellers, Are you familiar with the Tri Datu bracelet in the picture above?
It is something that Balinese people commonly wear. But nowadays we often see other people besides Balinese or Hindus wear it as a state of fashion, or simply because it is unique.
We likely think that it is only a form of accessories, like a regular yarn bracelet.
Well let me tell you, it actually represents something. A simple yet meaningful philosophy behind this unique color unity of yarn bracelet which becomes their identity.
It is called The TRI DATU YARN; A unique yarn bracelet which has three colors; red, white, and black.
For you who wish and love to travelled to Bali, you will be well informed on the bracelet if you Learn these simple details from us …
TRI means three and DATU means the power. It symbolized the TRI MURTI, the big three manifestations of GOD.
The Hindu believes the Tri Murti as the main aspects in life which also represents the life circle; birth, life, and death.
Symbolized by each colour in the yarn the triumvirate consists of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world.
The RED color represents BRAHMA, the GOD of CREATION. Brahma’s line of duty is creation of the world and all creatures.
VISHNU, represented by the BLACK colour, is the preserver and protector of the universe. His role is to return to the earth in troubled times and restore the balance of good and evil.
Vishnu’s worshippers, usually called Vaishnava, consider him as the greatest God.
And for the WHITE colour, it represents LORD SHIVA, whose role is to destroy the universe to re-create it.
Hindus believe his powers of destruction and recreation are used even now to destroy the illusions, a bad or negative aura and imperfections of this world, paving the way for beneficial change.
According to Hindu belief, this destruction is not arbitrary, but constructive. Shiva is therefore seen as the source of both good and evil.
Instead of a charm which has a magic or spell in it this yarn bracelet is considered as a something which can bring a POSITIVE VIBE to the people especially the one who wear it.
It’ not a problem for a non-Hindu who’d like to wear it as a necklce or a bracelet as long as it is used on the right place.
It can be considered as a humiliation if it is used without a clear purpose, for instance on the foot.
Regardless of the reason, we hope our purpose is the same. To remind us that we live in this world to live the process of life which will surely die. Therefore we should always think and do good in life.
Hence, by using the Tri Datu yarn we will be more balance, careful, and introspective to ourselves on this life journey.
And hopefully, the world will be a better place, for you, for me, and the entire living things!