A melasti near one of Bali's most sacred Hindu temples, Pura Petitenget. This religious ceremony, meaning 'to purify', can be performed in a lake, river, spring, or the ocean. Followers pray to their deities to let misery, sin, and other afflictions drift away. Every area has a characteristic way of performing the ritual. Seminyak, Bali, September 2009 . NOT AVAILABLE FOR MAGAZINE USE IN GERMAN-SPEAKING COUNTRIES UNTIL 1ST JULY 2013.