‘Melukat‘ is part of the Manusa Yadnya (holy sacrifice which dedicated to human being) ceremony . Melukat aims to cleanse and purify the human body and soul in order to preventing from havoc, bad luck and sickness. The havoc caused by acquired activities and sins, whether originating from the remainder of the previous acts (in the past life / sancita karmaphata) or from acts in his life now (prarabda karmaphata).
Melukat derived from the word “Lukat”, derived on Balinese-Kawi (old Javanese languages) dictionary means “bersihin, ngicalang” (in Balinese language) “to cleanse or purified (in English). In the Indonesian Dictionary, the word ‘lukat’ means ‘letting go’ (to releasing some stuff), then get the prefix ‘me’ becomes “melukat”, which means doing a job to release something ‘negative’ in the body and soul, through a religious ritual.
The Meaning of ‘Melukat’
The ‘melukat’ ritual means as an efforts of achieving self-purification . These efforts should be sought in accordance with the Lontar (palmleaf scripture) “Dharma Kahuripan” which essentially describes how “human spiritual maintenance”, started from the womb until the end of his life.