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Saka calendar

Balinese calendar consisting of 12 lunar months whose origins can be traced back to 78 AD. The museum at Le Locle owns 85 of these calendars.Two main calendar systems exist in Bali. One, of Indian origin, is the Saka calendar, based on the lunar/solar cycle. The other, the Pawukon, is of pre-Islamic Javanese origin. It is around this latter calendar, with no year zero, that the main rites and rituals of Balinese society are organised.The units of time represented on the calendars each have a character defined by the place they oc